The Harley Story

“Direct support professionals have to walk that line – without judgement”

A story about a man with disabilities and a motorcycle club.

This story is about a man with disabilities and a Harley Davidson Motorcycle club. This video, by Joseph Macbeth, examines the role a direct support professional should play in helping the people they support to get involved in their community and be given the opportunity to engage in activities that he/she desires. It is the role of the direct support professional to put his/her own opinions and interests aside and do what is best for the people they support.

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 if we could change the way we document? Join us as we make ‘paperwork’ become ‘people work.’

John Raffaele is passionate about documentation.  John starts the module by detailing the basics of creating professionally produced and meaningful documentation.  John goes on to introduce the person-centered approach of wiring with people instead of for them.  This module includes video presentations from John Raffaele, Janice Bartley, and Kathie Snow.

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

– Appreciate documentation as a competency and a skill.

– Understand the importance of and be able to apply practical strategies to ensue legible, accurate, respectful, concise, confidential, and meaningful documentation.

– Explain why paperwork is people work.

– Describe and apply the concept and process of documenting with people, know as partnership documentaion.

– Understand the importance of support the development of a good relationship with the person’s primary care doctor.