In the summer of 2000, representatives of nine national developmental disabilities organizations joined together to launch theDevelopmental Disabilities Quality Coalition (DDQC). The purpose of the DDQC is to prospectively address the public issues surrounding the quality and availability of community services for persons with developmental disabilities. The Wingspread Conference was organized around a series of … Read more
by Michael W. Smull and Susan Burke Harrison 1993 Changing our actions as well as our words. Person centered planning, in all of its forms, is moving from something done by a few enthusiasts to an activity that is being widely adopted and adapted. As it leaves the caring hands of the pioneers there are … Read more
It is hoped that the information in this guide is written in a way that is easy to understand. This was done so that; people with developmental disabilities who read, can read it and use it; people who advocate for those who cannot read can explain it more easily; we can all understand. Its-My-Choice by … Read more
The newsletters and resource notes were started in April, 2020 after the cancellation of the NorCal Gathering due to the pandemic. Since that time, we have merged our efforts with our SoCal friends to form the California Gatherings and we continue to produce the newsletter and resource notes. You’ll find every edition of both here.
One hundred and eighty people from California and beyond joined together for three days of great presentations and discussions about everything from virtual training, services, and planning to trauma based supports. Here’s a graphic that best describes the combined appreciations of everyone who attended. Hope to see you next time!
October 26th-28th, 2020 –Going Beyond Training: Adapting and Creating a Whole New World Whether you live in the Pacific Coast region of the United States or anywhere in the world, we welcome you to our virtual event. This is the first, U.S. regional gathering presented by TLCPCP outside of the Portland Gathering and it is coordinated … Read more
We have found a way to restore our plans for a gathering in October (26th-28th). The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices (TLCPCP) has offered to present the gathering virtually with our local agenda committee handling the planning. Under this arrangement, anyone who registered for the April Gathering and did not receive a refund will be … Read more
New YouTube video What’s in Your Emergency Kit? Be prepared, buy or build your own emergency bag. Remember to include the five basic emergency kit contents: First Aid and Hygiene; Food and Water; Tools; Shelter and Warmth; and Light and Communication. For more information, go to https://www.ddshealthtoolkit.org and look for Emergency Preparedness.
When writing a person centered plan, using first person should be approached cautiously. There is a persistent belief that writing the plan in first person somehow “makes” the plan person centered. Plans that are written in first person do read more powerfully but the person developing the plan needs to understand the responsibility that they … Read more
Filmed during the COV-19 pandemic, this video is focused in supporting people who take their own medication. It encourages individuals to work with support staff regarding ways to implement the seven rights: right person; right medication; right dose; right time; right route; right reason; and, right documentation. You can see it here.