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.
Thirty five years ago (1982), Nancy Gardner and I wrote this piece. We called it the ANDI for Consumers. It was an easy-to-read version of the ANDI (A Normalization and Development Instrument that was, in turn, based on PASS). The state used the ANDI to evaluate services and supports for a couple of years, but … Read moreANDI for Consumers
Join us on March 21-22, 2018 at the Petaluma Community Center for the Third (Almost) Annual NorCal Gathering. Our theme will be: Moving Towards A Person Centered System of Services and Supports Keynote speaker will be Michael Smull, Chair, The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices This gathering is sponsored CIRCL. To sign up for the mailing list on … Read moreSave the Date for the Next NorCal Gathering
by Michael Smull April 2017 We seek to have a system where people who use long term services and supports have lives of their own choosing within their own communities. We want a system where support is offered to develop and maintain the web of relationships that defines “community.” For adults, we want employment to … Read moreChoice and Control