Resources to help DSPs take care of themselves during the crisis from the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals.
Attached find our second edition. We thought we’d provide some thoughts and resources that focus on building community connections. When we get to the new normal, friends, relationships, and community associations and activities will be more important than ever. We’ll all be starved for them!Note: If you received this newsletter and want to be unsubscribed, please return … Read more NorCal Gathering Newsletter #2
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we have had to cancel this year’s gathering. We will make a decision soon about rescheduling and let everyone know.
Written in 1996 (by Robert Schalock)and reprinted in 1997, this article suggests that quality of life measures could be/should be a valued component of quality assurance standards. Are we there yet?
Essential lifestyle plans are developed through a process of listening, learning and acting. In the pages that follow, you will find a collection of articles on how to do that in a responsible way. A way that supports people in living the good quality life they deserve. These are selected writings by Michael W. Smull on … Read more Listen, Learn, Act
A workbook for helping people with disabilities evaluate the places they live and work. This is a workbook about PROGRAM EVALUATION. That means looking at the things a program is good at (its strengths) and the things it should work on (its needs). It is a way to help a program improve and get better … Read more ANDI for Consumers
This is a story about Chris and his move from Sonoma Developmental Center back to the Bay Area.
The SLS Quality Review Process is designed as a comprehensive team review of a provider’s supported living services. By looking at how the provider is doing in supporting a sample of individuals, the team will identify the provider’s areas of strengths and needs. The SLS Quality Review Process is focused on the provider and would only … Read more Supported Living Service Quality Review Process
We’re excited to give you the Participant Guide for the upcoming NorCal Gathering in Petaluma. You’ll find the agenda, a hotel listing and some information about the introductory 4+1 activity (don’t worry if you’ve never used it before). You will see that there are many hotel options in Petaluma and even more in the greater … Read more Participant Guide for Infinite Waters
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 more Infinite Waters: Diving Deep Into Conversations About Person Centered Practices