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?
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
It’s the 20th anniversary of the National Core Indicators (NCI). This video provides a brief history of the NCI in addition to thoughts about how states use the information, as well as the future.
Thirty five years ago (1982), Nancy Gardner and I wrote this piece. We called it the ANDI for Consumers. It was an easy-to-read version of the ANDI (A Normalization and Development Instrument that was, in turn, based on PASS). The state used the ANDI to evaluate services and supports for a couple of years, but … Read more
Created by The California Department of Developmental Services’ Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC) We were lucky enough to support the efforts of the CAC in developing this user guide for understanding the NCI User Friendly data reports. We worked on developing the first version of that report as well. National Core Indicators 10 Easy Steps User-Friendly … Read more
In the mid nineties, we were lucky enough to be involved in the evaluation of the initial effort to develop supported living services and supports in California. The purpose of the evaluation was to provide information about CSLA of value to the Department of Developmental Services and others. The Department asked us to study the … Read more