National Core Indicators 10 Easy Steps User-Friendly Guide and User Friendly California Report

Created by The California Department of Developmental Services’ Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC) We were lucky enough to support the efforts of the CAC in developing this user guide for understanding the NCI User Friendly data reports. We worked on developing the first version of that report as well. National Core Indicators 10 Easy Steps User-Friendly … Read moreNational Core Indicators 10 Easy Steps User-Friendly Guide and User Friendly California Report

Supported Decision Making A guide for supporters

by Kate Fulton, Kellie Woodley & Helen Sanderson This guide offers people best practice techniques and tools that may be useful when supporting others with their decision-making. This includes those people who make their own decisions and those who may lack the capacity to do so and where decisions are made in their best interest. … Read moreSupported Decision Making A guide for supporters

Habits for highly effective staff – using person-centered thinking in day-to-day work

by Helen Sanderson To really make a difference to someone’s life – and to ensure they have more choice and control – staff supporting them need to participate in an ongoing loop of listening, learning and action. This can be done through habitually using person-centered thinking tools. These are the foundation of change and they can … Read moreHabits for highly effective staff – using person-centered thinking in day-to-day work

More Than a Meeting: A Guide to the Person-Centered Individual Program Plan

Originally developed for the Department of Developmental Services by Allen, Shea & Associates This is a large format version of the pocket we originally developed. Like many of the other documents we keep resurrecting, it’s still pretty spot on. What’s This Guide All About? The Lanterman Act is the law in California that says that people … Read moreMore Than a Meeting: A Guide to the Person-Centered Individual Program Plan

California Lifestyles

This was designed to be a short form, self-administered version of the Life Quality Assessment which we developed for DDS in the mid nineties.  Here’s the introduction we used: What is California Lifestyles about? The questions you will find below are designed to help Californians with developmental disabilities look at their own quality of life. … Read moreCalifornia Lifestyles

Facilitated Decision-Making

by Allen, Shea & Associates and Rhonda Mayer This  is a chapter from a piece titled Learn the Basics, Learn the Process, Apply What You Learn: Service Coordination Orientation and Training Curriculum. Written around the turn of the century, it was developed as a training curriculum for regional center service coordinators. While some of it is certainly dated, other chapters still … Read moreFacilitated Decision-Making

Community Supported Living Arrangements (CSLA) Evaluation: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

In the mid nineties, we were lucky enough to be involved in the evaluation of the initial effort to develop supported living services and supports in California. The purpose of the evaluation was to provide information about CSLA of value to the Department of Developmental Services and others. The Department asked us to study the … Read moreCommunity Supported Living Arrangements (CSLA) Evaluation: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Using person-centered practices within organisations and teams

by Helen Sanderson, Mary Beth Lepkowsky with Michelle Livesley and Ruth Gorman Shifting the way we think about people supported by the organisation and people employed by the organisation can be accomplished through using person-centred thinking practices, to create a person-centred culture. At their heart, person-centred thinking tools are simply a different way to have … Read moreUsing person-centered practices within organisations and teams