The Principles of Supported Living

  by Jay Kleinexcerpted from Not Just Another “Rung” on the Continuum, TASH Newsletter, 1994. Individualization Webster’s dictionary defines “individual” as a particular being or thing as distinguished from a class, species or collection, as single human being as contrasted with a social group or institution, as a single organism, as distinguished from a group, … Read more

Why is the NCI Important?

A group of advocates from the Statewide DDS California Consumer Advisory Committee talking about the importance of the National Core Indicators.

What I’d Say by Michael Steinbruck

Listen to the words, ‘What I’d Say‘ is a powerful song about our work. It is written and performed by Michael Steinbruck and Andrew Maroko, and stars Roger Crown.

An introduction to Person Centred Teams

by Helen Sanderson Associates A person centred team is a team with a shared sense of purpose who know what is important to and for team members. In a person centred team roles and tasks are allocated based on team member’s strengths and interests, and the team regularly reflects on, and shares, what they are … Read more

It’s Great to Have Friends

This video can be used as an introduction to the content of the Friends curriculum package titled Supporting Healthy Friendships on the SafetyNet. In that package, you will find a newsletter for supporters and tip sheets titled: Friendship – 10 Things to Know; Making New Friends; and, What Do I Like to Do? a worksheet about community … Read more

Naturally

Naturally is a song and video about the importance of home. Music by Michael Steinbruck.

Planning and the Golden Rule

by Arthur Bolton* A mother concludes teaching her six year old about the golden rule by saying, “So you see dear, we are here to help others.” After thinking about this for a moment the child asks, “And what are the others here for?” There is great interest in the development of comprehensive solutions to … Read more

1966 Summer

The summer of 1966 was wild and noisy. Vietnam had spiraled into a war. There was a growing immediacy to the civil rights movement. Demonstrations and community activism. Gas was thirty-two cents a gallon. Batman on TV, Ronald Reagan governor of California, the Berlin Wall was 5 years old. This was the world outside of … Read more

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