Best Practice, Expected Practice, and the Challenge of Scale

by Michael W. Smull, Mary Lou Bourne, and Helen Sanderson Most state developmental disabilities (DD) systems have supported the development of best practice pilots and have defined the desired best practice outcomes. But the challenge to move typical practice toward best practice to “take best practice to scale” remains. To do this, state leaders need to … Read moreBest Practice, Expected Practice, and the Challenge of Scale

Your SLS Training Tool Box

by Connections for Information and Resources on Community Living (CIRCL) April, 2001 This document can help supported living agencies develop a toolbox of information, materials and resources for learning about supported living. Included in this document are: Ideas for setting up a staff training program including requirements from the SLS regulations History of residential and living … Read moreYour SLS Training Tool Box

A Guide to Training in Decision-Making for People with Developmental Disabilities

Developed for Horrigan Cole Enterprises by Sherry Beamer, M.S.W. with consultation from Carolyn Reggio Sherry Beamer & Associates Based on Recommendations, Literature and Research Review by William T. Allen, Ph.D. Allen, Shea & Associates This Guide is a simple script for people to teach individuals with developmental disabilities to learn and practice a basic problem solving … Read moreA Guide to Training in Decision-Making for People with Developmental Disabilities

One Couple’s Person Centred Planning Story

by Helen Sanderson and Associates Back in 2002 Sally was the single parent of Alex, a boy with an Autism diagnosis who had just finished a successful inclusive primary school and was starting out at a ‘resourced’ secondary school. Sally had always been active in local parents groups and considered herself to be well informed … Read moreOne Couple’s Person Centred Planning Story

Practicalities and Possibilities! Person centred thinking and planning with older people

by Helen Sanderson and Associates The stories shared in this paper show what’s working well and what people are learning about providing truly person centred support that gives older people greater choice and control over any assistance they need. This is crucial as we know that the more people of any age rely on others … Read morePracticalities and Possibilities! Person centred thinking and planning with older people