This set of 34 clips is a compilation based on a two day training by Michael Smull from October, 2016. Clips include the basic elements of person centered thinking, values and assumptions, choice, trauma, systems change strategies and working with resistance. You’ll find these clips at the SDAUS1 YouTube channel on the Moving Towards a Person Centered System playlist.
Join us on March 21-22, 2018 at the Petaluma Community Center for the Third (Almost) Annual NorCal Gathering. Our theme will be: Moving Towards A Person Centered System of Services and Supports Keynote speaker will be Michael Smull, Chair, The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices This gathering is sponsored CIRCL. To sign up for the mailing list on … Read more
by Michael Smull April 2017 We seek to have a system where people who use long term services and supports have lives of their own choosing within their own communities. We want a system where support is offered to develop and maintain the web of relationships that defines “community.” For adults, we want employment to … Read more
The first edition of the Guidelines was produced with funding from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. Since then, more than one million copies have been distributed, and the electronic version is now used by people around the world. Please use the Guidelines when you write or report about people with disabilities. We … Read more
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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 more
by Helen Sanderson and Associates This story shows how a residential services team in Wiltshire used person- centred thinking to support health colleagues in saving the life of a woman with a disability. Using PCT and acute hospital care
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 more
by Michael W. Smull We give out daily rituals and habit scant conscious attention as they ease us through our days. Perhaps it is the absence of conscious attention that has led us to neglect the role of ritual in the quality of life of people with disabilities. However, rituals are as much a part … Read more
by Michael W. Smull, Mary Lou Bourne, & Helen Sanderson A variety of agencies in many different locations have engaged with us in a set of efforts that have evolved over time. At each location the goal has been consistent: to create person centered systems that support person directed services. The learning that has taken place … Read more