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
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
This the back story of the development of the Lanterman Act from Art Bolton’s perspective. This piece of landmark legislation created the entitlement to community services and supports for people with developmental disabilities and their families in California. Art has led an amazing life and this video covers eight years from about 1960-1968. In the … Read moreThe Creation of the Lanterman Act: Arthur Bolton’s Back Story
by Leigh Ann Kingsbury, MPA, Gerontologist Person centered planning is a common practice in most developmental disability systems. As people with disabilities are living to old age and being supported in the community as they age and die, there is an ever increasing need for advance care planning for people who have developmental and intellectual disabilities; … Read morePerson Centered Planning and Communication of End-Of-Life Wishes With People Who Have Developmental Disabilities
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.
byMichael W. Smull As more and more people with significant disabilities are moving from group homes to supported living the challenges in supporting them in their choices increase. The staff involved with these individuals are often told to simultaneously support choice, build community relationships (and acceptance) and assure health and safety. Staff blessed with uncommon … Read moreHelping staff support choice
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
Once the PCT trainers have gone, it’s time to do the hard work of implementing and sustaining person centered thinking and planning skills. The fillable form provides service coordinators the opportunity to record their suggestions for using each of the skills and to share that learning with others. Skills Application Log Fillable Form. Same form for … Read moreSkills Application Log for Ways to Use Person Centered Skills for Service Coordinators and Direct Support Professionals
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.