Michael Smull talks about how training in person centered thinking and planning is just the beginning and not the end to the culture change that we seek.
Developed for Connections for Information and Resources on Community Living (CIRCL) by Kathleen Campbell Joan Schmidt June, 2004 Written by parent vendors Kathi Campbell and Joan Schmidt, this is a comprehensive guide for parents who want to be vendored for single household supported living services. While some of the particulars (e.g., regulations) may have been … Read more A Guide to Single Household Supported Living Services
This book is about the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act (people also call it the Lanterman Act, for short) which was passed in 1969. This is the California law that says people with developmental disabilities and their families have a right to get the services and supports they need to live like people who don’t … Read more A Consumer’s Guide to the Lanterman Act
It’s midnight and the California legislature is about to adjourn for the session. Can Art and his staff at the Assembly Office of Research act in time to pass the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act? Watch and see for yourself! Passage of the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act: Art Bolton’s Back Story
For a variety of reasons, many of California’s regional centers are currently considering or have implemented a person-centered organizational initiative. Moving towards a person-centered system requires considerable thought and planning to be effective. This brief article present some factors to consider in the early stages of planning, implementation, or efforts to sustain the initiative. There … Read more Considerations for Regional Centers Implementing Person-Centered Organizational Change
by Helen Sanderson and Jean Balfour with Barney Cunningham and Amanda George Illustrations by Marc Archambault Positive and Productive Meetings (PPM) is a set of strategies initially developed by consultants in England attempting to steal back their own time and energy as well as that of the people they worked with everyday. Over time very simple, … Read more Positive & Productive Meetings
Citizen-Centered Leadership is at the hub of a growing number of people who are concerned with preserving the integrity of landmark advances in the Inclusion movement while stepping boldly away from the traditional practices that hold people with disabilities back from full citizenship expression. It is a portal that invites you to explore what others … Read more Citizen-Centered Leadership Resource and Learning Center
Person Centered Approach to providing Quality Care (more information here) CMS and the State of Minnesota requirements recognize the importance of educating staff on providing quality care for the folks that suffer from Dementia. By understanding some key facts about how a person with Dementia sees the world and some practical tools to ensure affective, … Read more Personalized Dementia Care
An easy to use transition guide we built back in the 1994. It may be old, but it’s still used here and there. It includes a summary plan as well. What’s this all about? Your answers to these questions can help you put together a transition plan. A plan to help you reach the best … Read more Getting from Where I Am to Where I Want to Be!
by Michael Smull The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices In working with a wide variety of organizations, it has become clear that the real implementation of person centered practices requires that the people being supported are respected, that there is trust between them and those who do the support, and that there is partnership. … Read more Trust, Respect, and Partnership Activity