Infinite Waters: Diving Deep Into Conversations About Person Centered Practices

NorCal Gathering March 21-22, 2018 Special Guests Include: Mary Lou Bourne, Director of NCI and Quality Assurance NASDDDS Michael Smull, Senior Partner, Support Development Associates, LLC Petaluma Community Center • 320 N. McDowell Blvd. • Petaluma, CA 94954 • 707.778.4380 Join us for the third NorCal Gathering. We’ll be learning and sharing experiences and information about … Read moreInfinite Waters: Diving Deep Into Conversations About Person Centered Practices

A Guide to Single Household Supported Living Services

Developed for Connections for Information and Resources on Community Living (CIRCL) by Kathleen Campbell Joan Schmidt June, 2004 Written by parent vendors Kathi Campbell and Joan Schmidt, this is a comprehensive guide for parents who want to be vendored for single household supported living services. While some of the particulars (e.g., regulations) may have been … Read moreA Guide to Single Household Supported Living Services

11/28/2017 CDCAN CAPITOL UPDATE – ART BOLTON, LONG TIME DISABILITY ADVOCATE, PASSES AWAY

SACRAMENTO, CA [BY MARTY OMOTO, CDCAN LAST UPDATED 11/28/2017 09:10 AM] – Art Bolton, the widely respected and beloved disability rights advocate and the author of what became the landmark “Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act” – the nation’s first civil rights act protecting people with developmental disabilities in California – passed away Monday evening in … Read more11/28/2017 CDCAN CAPITOL UPDATE – ART BOLTON, LONG TIME DISABILITY ADVOCATE, PASSES AWAY

A Consumer’s Guide to the Lanterman Act

This book is about the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act (people also call it the Lanterman Act, for short) which was passed in 1969. This is the California law that says people with developmental disabilities and their families have a right to get the services and supports they need to live like people who don’t … Read moreA Consumer’s Guide to the Lanterman Act

The Creation of the Lanterman Act: Arthur Bolton’s Back Story

This the back story of the development of the Lanterman Act from Art Bolton’s perspective. This piece of landmark legislation created the entitlement to community services and supports for people with developmental disabilities and their families in California. Art has led an amazing life and this video covers eight years from about 1960-1968. In the … Read moreThe Creation of the Lanterman Act: Arthur Bolton’s Back Story

Person Centered Planning and Communication of End-Of-Life Wishes With People Who Have Developmental Disabilities

by Leigh Ann Kingsbury, MPA, Gerontologist Person centered planning is a common practice in most developmental disability systems. As people with disabilities are living to old age and being supported in the community as they age and die, there is an ever increasing need for advance care planning for people who have developmental and intellectual disabilities; … Read morePerson Centered Planning and Communication of End-Of-Life Wishes With People Who Have Developmental Disabilities

Helping staff support choice

byMichael W. Smull  As more and more people with significant disabilities are moving from group homes to supported living the challenges in supporting them in their choices increase. The staff involved with these individuals are often told to simultaneously support choice, build community relationships (and acceptance) and assure health and safety. Staff blessed with uncommon … Read moreHelping staff support choice