This is a story about Chris and his move from Sonoma Developmental Center back to the Bay Area.
NorCal Gathering March 21-22, 2018 Special Guests Include: Mary Lou Bourne, Director of NCI and Quality Assurance NASDDDS Michael Smull, Senior Partner, Support Development Associates, LLC Petaluma Community Center • 320 N. McDowell Blvd. • Petaluma, CA 94954 • 707.778.4380 Join us for the third NorCal Gathering. We’ll be learning and sharing experiences and information about … Read moreInfinite Waters: Diving Deep Into Conversations About Person Centered Practices
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.
The Fall 2017 SafetyNet Newsletter gives supporters an overview about how to know if an individual is being harmed and ways to stop assault. You will also learn about why individuals with developmental disabilities are more at risk for abuse and what you can do to help. Download, read, and share the newsletter with your … Read moreDanger Signs of Harm and Defending Yourself
This video takes you through the whole process of using the person centered gifts and talents process to focus on employment options. Using Gifts and Talents for Career Exploration
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 moreGuidelines: How to Write and Report About People with Disabilities
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 moreBecoming a Person Centered System
Support Development Associates You Tube channel. Videos focused on person centered thinking, planning and organizational strategies. Check out the playlist titled Moving Toward a Person Centered System: Lessons Learned. It’s a series of clips from a two presentation by Michael Smull.
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
In the Belonging: Deepening Connections in Relationships and Community training, participants will consider why relationships and valued community participation matter for everyone – including people with disabilities. Participants will leave with a workbook of discovery tools that will sharpen their skills in building community connects. The workshop will be held in Shingle Springs on February 21 … Read moreBelonging: Deepening Connections in Relationships and Community