A Guide to Developing Community Connections

Compiled by Patsy Davies and Claudia Bolton Assisting people feel connected to their neighborhoods and communities can be both exciting and difficult, simple and mysterious. In spite of these complexities, we believe that it is one of the most important things we can do in our work in supporting people with disabilities. This workbook is a … Read moreA Guide to Developing Community Connections

A Home of One’s Own

Excerpted from Patterns of Supported Living: A Resource Catalogue Today’s service systems developed around the unspoken assumption that people could not have both severe disabilities and homes of their own. — John O’Brien (1991) Introduction A primary value underlying supported living is supporting a person who controls — through ownership or lease — the place … Read moreA Home of One’s Own

Learn the Basics, Learn the Process, Apply What You Learn: Service Coordination Orientation and Training Curriculum

While all twenty-one Regional Centers are not alike, the same laws and regulations apply to each. What you will find in this document are the general procedures that all Regional Centers use with a number of examples. While it was developed in 1999, most of the material is still quite relevant. The 782 page guide includes … Read moreLearn the Basics, Learn the Process, Apply What You Learn: Service Coordination Orientation and Training Curriculum

New on SafetyNet: Healthy Homes

Topic: Healthy Homes Use the materials below to help others learn more about how to develop and support healthy friendships and relationships. Download a full copy of all the Supporting Healthy Friendships content and Learning Tool Guidelines here: English, Español, Tagalog. LEARNING TOOLS 1. Fall 2016: Healthy Homes Newsletter 2. How to Keep Mold From Growing 3. Stop Bedbugs … Read moreNew on SafetyNet: Healthy Homes

Expressions of Wellness I: Pathways to Healthy Living

A Guide for Adults with Developmental Disabilities (2000) The California Department of Development Services (DDS) has funded a series of activities to promote Wellness which will help ensure access to quality medical, dental, and mental health services with an emphasis on positive health outcomes. Taking a leadership role in this statewide effort, DDS has conducted research, … Read moreExpressions of Wellness I: Pathways to Healthy Living

When We Don’t Agree

When We Don’t Agree by Max Neill, Safiyyah Patel, Catherine Dobson Dealing with conflict therefore relies on learning to listen well to the person, and a commitment to create new attitudes and expectations based on new kinds of relationships. Person centred thinking and planning is a set of skills and techniques designed to help us listen well … Read moreWhen We Don’t Agree

Interdependent Living: A Healthy and Healing Lifestyle

By Bill Rush About the Author:I have been living with cerebral palsy all my life and have had to coordinate community resources for a good part of that time, I have ample experience. For the past 15 years I have been serving as a peer counselor for the local Independent Living Center, which is called … Read moreInterdependent Living: A Healthy and Healing Lifestyle