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
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
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 more
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 more
We’ve been working on content for the DDS SafetyNet website for some time. More recently, we’ve been adding videos to the mix. What fun! Check it out on the DDS SafetyNet You Tube channel. Here are a few for starters: It’s not Okay Eat Right, Stay Healthy Stay Healthy This Winter Stress Less
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