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 moreListen, 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 moreANDI 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 moreSupported 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 moreParticipant 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 moreInfinite Waters: Diving Deep Into Conversations About Person Centered Practices
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
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
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