Expressions of Wellness I: Pathways to Healthy Living

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 moreExpressions of Wellness I: Pathways to Healthy Living

Belonging: Deepening Connections in Relationships and Community

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 moreBelonging: Deepening Connections in Relationships and Community

When We Don’t Agree

When We Don’t Agree by Max Neill, Safiyyah Patel, Catherine Dobson Dealing with conflict therefore relies on learning to listen well to the person, and a commitment to create new attitudes and expectations based on new kinds of relationships. Person centred thinking and planning is a set of skills and techniques designed to help us listen well … Read moreWhen We Don’t Agree

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

Interdependent Living: A Healthy and Healing Lifestyle

By Bill Rush About the Author:I have been living with cerebral palsy all my life and have had to coordinate community resources for a good part of that time, I have ample experience. For the past 15 years I have been serving as a peer counselor for the local Independent Living Center, which is called … Read moreInterdependent Living: A Healthy and Healing Lifestyle

Supporting People with Severe Reputations in the Community

by Michael W. Smull and Susan Burke Harrison This handbook presents the tools needed to develop better community capacity to support people with severe reputations. For conceptual convenience, it is divided into four components: How people receive their reputations; How to plan with the individual for community services; How to recruit and develop the supports needed to … Read moreSupporting People with Severe Reputations in the Community

Finding A Way Toward Everyday Lives

by John O’Brien & Herbert Lovett (1992) This publication, so thoughtfully prepared by John O’Brien and Herb Lovett, describes the foundation of person-centered planning and its potential for creating a better future for people and for influencing change. It also addresses controversies and fears associated with [what was then] this new approach. While person-centered planning … Read moreFinding A Way Toward Everyday Lives