ANDI for Consumers

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

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 more

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 more