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

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

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

Finding A Way Toward Everyday Lives

by John O’Brien & Herbert Lovett (1992) This publication, so thoughtfully prepared by John O’Brien and Herb Lovett, describes the foundation of person-centered planning and its potential for creating a better future for people and for influencing change. It also addresses controversies and fears associated with [what was then] this new approach. While person-centered planning … Read moreFinding A Way Toward Everyday Lives

California Lifestyles

This was designed to be a short form, self-administered version of the Life Quality Assessment which we developed for DDS in the mid nineties.  Here’s the introduction we used: What is California Lifestyles about? The questions you will find below are designed to help Californians with developmental disabilities look at their own quality of life. … Read moreCalifornia Lifestyles