A Guide to Single Household Supported Living Services

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 moreA Guide to Single Household Supported Living Services

A Consumer’s Guide to the Lanterman Act

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 moreA Consumer’s Guide to the Lanterman Act

Considerations for Regional Centers Implementing Person-Centered Organizational Change

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 moreConsiderations for Regional Centers Implementing Person-Centered Organizational Change

Citizen-Centered Leadership Resource and Learning Center

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 moreCitizen-Centered Leadership Resource and Learning Center

Personalized Dementia Care

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 morePersonalized Dementia Care

Trust, Respect, and Partnership Activity

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 moreTrust, Respect, and Partnership Activity