SPEAK TO THEM

This video explains that although we trust doctors and psychologists, who have extensive years of education to inform us about disabilities, the reality is, sometimes the best way to learn from and understand the people we support  is to SPEAK … Continue reading

My Rights

This module will explain what some of your most important rights are. This module includes presentations from a range of leading professionals and self-advocates, including Simon Duffy, Harvey Pact, and Peter Leidy After completing this module, you will be able to: … Continue reading

Finding and Building Friendships

This module shares some ways that you can find and make friends. Friendships can make a big difference to your life. Friendships can make you happier, healthier, and help you to live longer. This module features presentations from a range … Continue reading

About Friendships and Community

You may have a lovely home in a nice community, but you could still be lonely. Some people with disabilities have experienced abuse and discrimination, and have been not allowed to have ordinary opportunities to be part of community life … Continue reading

About Being in Control

  This module explores why being in control of your own life is important. This module features presentations from a range of leading professionals and self-advocates, including Patti Scott, Simon Duffy, Bernard Carabello, and Dave Hasbury. After finishing this module, … Continue reading

Understanding and Promoting Rights

This module presents a clear and matter-of-fact approach to the rights of the people we support. Beyond describing and defining rights, this module gives the user first hand knowledge and expertise on how to maintain and promote the rights of … Continue reading

DOES YOUR TONE OF VOICE CHANGE?

Written by David Pitonyak, this module offers all staff members insight to the role of the support staff person. This module provides the perfect platform to embed understanding, respect, and person-centered values. Continue reading

HOW TO BE PERSON-CENTERED?

Being person-centered helps you to learn about and understand the uniqueness of each person that you support. With the aid of both Beth Mount and Simon Duffy, your staff will have a better understanding of how being person-centered helps the people we support to take control of their lives and make their own choices. Continue reading

Active Support

Active support is an approach that was developed to help combat the lack of engagement in meaningful activities and relationships experienced by people who receive support. Active support is about doing with, not for or to. Continue reading

Do the Write Thing

We are excited to announce the release of our newest module Do the Write Thing. Behind every word we write, there is a person. But paperwork is loathed by almost every support professional in the field of human services. What … Continue reading

Something different…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6OIrXGwk4o In this film Beth Mount explains how Person-Centered work differs from System-Centered. System-centered planning comes from the idea that the people we support are defined and treated through the idea of what the system needs in order to run … Continue reading