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Learn how everyone can take control of their lives and watch this trailer from our module “Self-Determination”.  In this module, the author Simon Duffy uses his expansive knowledge to explain what self-determination means.  A combination of graphics and short films combine with Duffy’s easy read writing style to highlight the importance of control and the understanding that everyone can take control of their lives.

This module includes video presentations from Simon Duffy, Lynda Kahn, Steve Dymond, Dave Hingsburger, Sam Sly, Jack Pearpoint, Patti Scott, Dave Hasbury, and Bernard Carabello.

Upon successful completion of this module, learners will be able to:

– Define why being in control is important to everyone.

– Explain how everyone can be in control, even when people have significant disabilities.

– Explain how to help people take control of their own lives.

– Understand how to work in partnership with others to maximize self-determination.

– Describe how people can stay in control and still be safe.

– Explain how the best support helps people to be full citizens.

Access 24 rotatable seats to 46 modules and over 500 short films for just $98 | £61 | €76 a month.

To ask questions or for information about our free trial please email hello@openfuturelearning.org



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.This new 80 minute module focuses on the very essence of what it means to be person-centered. By using practical approaches, explanations, strategies, and tools this module will help you to be person-centered.

Beth Mount uses her expertise, having been working in this field of study for over 35 years.  The ideal that every person with a disability can be a value member of community life. She  values the importance of person-centered plans and helps support it via art programs.

Simon Duffy is best know for defining key concepts such as individual budgets, self-directed support, the citizenship model and many others.

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

– Understand the meaning of person-centered practice and describe the key principles.

– Explain person-centered approaches, thinking and planning.

– Describe and apply a range of person-centered thinking tools to support your work.

Learn more about all of our modules here.


Autism and Sensory Processing

In our new module “Autism and Sensory Processing” we use a series of interactive films and activities to help your staff understand how their own sensory processing system works. This module expands on the learning provided in our module “Autism“. Understanding and gaining insight into your processing system takes time and effort.  Understanding someone else’s requires really careful observation, imagination, and empathy. With the aid of experts, Judith North and Simon Haywood, you will learn how your processing works and in turn we will teach you how to better understand and assist the processing realities of the people you support.


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

– Explain what processing is.

– Describe the strengths and limitations of their own processing system.

– Understand why processing and processing difference matter when working with people who have autism.

– Gain insight and understanding into the experiences and challenges of people living with processing difference in a world that is insufficiently aware and adapted to accommodate it.

– Refreame some “challenging behavior” as strategies for managing difficult (sometimes unbearable) processing challenges.

– Reflect on the life choices made by people who experience processing difference and how these need to be understood and supported.

Module length: 90 minutes

Learn more about all of our modules here.