Developed by Mary Lou Bourne & Michael Smull
This interactive training will provide information and skill development activities. Helping people develop their interests, the audience will experience several techniques and tools for determining where a person might start to be connected, and how to plan for the support needed for success.
Who should attend:
- Professionals and family members or other providers of support for people with developmental disabilities.
- Persons interested in learning tools and techniques to establish meaningful connections between members of the community and people who need support.
- Paid staff or support coordinators who write plans to support people in community based activities
What will be learned:
- Methods for determining opportunities in the community for people to belong and be welcomed.
- Understanding the difference between attending an event, and belonging to a group;
- How to move from simply being present, to fully participating in the person’s own community, as he or she would define community.
- Methods for identifying how best to support a person in activities that match their personal interests
- Methods for establishing action plans to identify success