Best Practice, Expected Practice, and the Challenge of Scale

by Michael W. Smull, Mary Lou Bourne, and Helen Sanderson Most state developmental disabilities (DD) systems have supported the development of best practice pilots and have defined the desired best practice outcomes. But the challenge to move typical practice toward best practice to “take best practice to scale” remains. To do this, state leaders need to … Read more

The Redwoods Gathering 2020

One hundred and eighty people from California and beyond joined together for three days of great presentations and discussions about everything from virtual training, services, and planning to trauma based supports. Here’s a graphic that best describes the combined appreciations of everyone who attended. Hope to see you next time! Visits: 1186 Total: 371156

The Redwoods Gathering- REGISTER NOW

October 26th-28th, 2020 –Going Beyond Training: Adapting and Creating a Whole New World Whether you live in the Pacific Coast region of the United States or anywhere in the world, we welcome you to our virtual event. This is the first, U.S. regional gathering presented by TLCPCP outside of the Portland Gathering and it is coordinated … Read more

The Redwoods Gathering – Save the Date

We have found a way to restore our plans for a gathering in October (26th-28th). The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices (TLCPCP) has offered to present the gathering virtually with our local agenda committee handling the planning. Under this arrangement, anyone who registered for the April Gathering and did not receive a refund will be … Read more

What’s in Your Emergency Kit?

New YouTube video What’s in Your Emergency Kit? Be prepared, buy or build your own emergency bag. Remember to include the five basic emergency kit contents: First Aid and Hygiene; Food and Water; Tools; Shelter and Warmth; and Light and Communication. For more information, go to https://www.ddshealthtoolkit.org and look for Emergency Preparedness. Visits: 2128 Total: … Read more

2020 2-Day Person Centered Thinking Training

2020 Person Centered Thinking Training flyer  Here’s a listing of two-day trainings offered by Mains’l. Person-centered thinking (PCT) focuses on empowering people receiving supports to have positive control over a life they find meaningful. PCT approaches respectfully address issues of health and safety from a variety of perspectives. In this 2-day interactive training participants learn to … Read more

2-DAY PERSON CENTERED THINKING TRAINING OFFERINGS in 2020

2020 Person Centered Thinking Training flyer  Here’s a listing of two-day trainings offered by Mains’l. Person-centered thinking (PCT) focuses on empowering people receiving supports to have positive control over a life they find meaningful. PCT approaches respectfully address issues of health and safety from a variety of perspectives. In this 2-day interactive training participants learn to … Read more

Silver Bullet Syndrome

Michael Smull talks about how training in person centered thinking and planning is just the beginning and not the end to the culture change that we seek. Visits: 898 Total: 371156