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24-Hour Postural Care
3 Days a Week
32 Years of Learning
3D Processing
A Balanced Relationship
A Dated Plan
A Day in the Life
A Different Approach to Team Meetings
A Different Perspective
A Difficult Conversation
A Global Concept
A Good Death
A Good Funeral
A Good Life
A Matter of Perspective
A Naturalistic Approach
A Parent Supporting Decisions
A Person-Centered Approach to Team Meetings
A Person-Centered Plan for Everyone?
A Positive Circle of Support
A Respectful Burial
A Sense of Achievement
A Shared Meeting Agenda
A Significant Shift in Expertise
A Special Relationship
A Story of Trauma
A Supervisor Takes a Moment
A Team Manages a Busy Agenda
A Team Meeting to Create Impact
A Team Takes Control
Abilities
About Friendship
Abuse at Willowbrook
Abuse Prevention
Abuse Statistics
Accept What I Cannot Do
Acronyms and Jargon
Acting on Wishes
Active Support
Active Support Based on Needs
Actively Engaged
Activities Build Community
Adapting to Aging
Adapting to Changing Job Role
Admitting Cory to the Hospital
Advice to Support Workers
Advocacy and Conflicts of Interest
After a Seizure
After Death
After Life
Age, Appropriateness, & Intensive Interaction
Aging and Exercise
Aging and Purpose
All Behavior is Meaningful
Allowing People to Make Their Own Decisions
Allowing Sadness
Always Presume Capacity
An Alternative Way to Understand the Acronym FASD
An Authentic Conversation
An Ethical Dilemma
An Intrusion Into Selfhood
Angels
Angels?
Another Kind of Safety
Anthony’s Poem About Friendship
Anxiety Story
Apology to Women
Applying and Interviewing for Work
Applying for a Job
Appreciating Team Members Story
As Needed Medication
As Needs Change
Ask Permission First
Asking for Permission
Asking Permission
Asking Questions
Aspects of Brain Development Affected by FASD
Asperger's and the Autism Spectrum
Asperger's Syndrome Defined
Asshole Story
Assumptions About Community
Assumptions About Friendships
Asymmetry Complications
Auditory Sensory Processing
Augmented and Altenative Communication
Autism and Mental Health
Autism Diagnosis
Autism Key Strategies
Autism Spectrum
Autism Spectrum Condition Defined
Autism Strength and Special Interests
Autism, Personal Perspective
Babies, Intensive Interaction
Background to Person-Centered Planning
Bad News, Your Job
Baker Story
Balanced Care
Barriers to Communication
Basic Rights
Be a Skills Builder
Be Open To Grow Up
Becoming a Parent
Behavior and FASD
Behavior is Communication
Behaviors Communicate
Behind Every Problem Behavior Is A Skill Not Yet Learned
Being a Disability Support Worker Is Cool
Being a Parent
Being a Parent
Being a Strong Advocate
Being Claimed
Being Danielle's Mother
Being Friends with a Non-speaker
Being Needed and Contributing
Being Present
Being the Needy Person
Being There for the Person
Beliefs Affect Your Reality
Belonging - Are People Missed?
Benefits of Intensive Interaction
Benefits of Supported Decision Making
Benefits of Valued Social Roles
Bereavement
Betty
Bill of Rights
Biology of Trauma
Blame and Contribution
Body Modesty
Boundaries and Intimate Care Version 1
Boundaries and Intimate Care Version 2
Boundaries are Important for Everyone
Breakdown in Important Relationships
Breaking Down the Risk
Bringing Value to the Community
Bringing Warmth
Build on Capacities 1
Build on Capacities 2
Building A Relationship
Building a Trusting Working Relationship
Building and Growing Community
Building Friendships and Community
Building Healthy Relationships
Building on Chance Encounters
Building Trust
Building Understanding of Death
Bullied on Social Media
But Nothing Happens Here
Capacity to Make Decisions
Care of the Dying
Careful With Why Questions
Caring vs. Supporting
Carol
Catfish Script
Challenges of Active Support
Challenges of Community Building
Challenges of Unpredictable Processing
Challenges, Intensive Interaction
Challenging Inevitability
Changes in Body Shape
Changes in Need
Changes in Preference
Changing Face of Documentation
Changing Needs
Changing Societies Stereotypes
Checking with Communication
Choice and Control
Choice and Control
Choice and Control, Money
Choice and Safety
Choice Vs. Control
Choice, Saying No
Christmas Card List
Circle of Relationships
Circle of Support
Circle of Support Ebb and Flow
Circle of Support Invitation
Clara's Story
Closing the Loop
Co-Creating a Better Life
Cocaine, Trauma, and Abuse
Come Over to My Side of the Bridge
Comfortable Communication
Common Behaviors Associated with Prader-Willi Syndrome
Communicating Death
Communicating With Families
Communicating With Families 1
Communicating With Families 2
Communicating Without Words
Communication Across Care
Communication and Respect
Communication is Key to a Healthy Relationship
Communication Less is More
Communication Passport
Communication Passports / Dictionaries
Communication Technology
Communication, Personal Perspective
Community
Community and Friendships Bring Safety
Community Brings Safety
Community Defined
Community Gives Meaning
Community Mapping
Complexity of Social Meanings
Compromise is Key for a Successful Relationship
Confidence
Confidence and Social Relationships
Confidentiality and Documentation
Conflict and Perspective Team Exercise
Conflict in Teams
Conflict of Interest
Conflicting Perspectives
Considering Another Person's Needs Before Your Own
Consistency After Death
Contributing to Agenda Story
Control 1
Control 2
Control 3
Control of Budget
Control, Power, and Self-Determination
Controlling Seizures, Holistic View
Controlling the Meeting
Conversations About Aging
Coping with Dying
Cory's Self-Determination Story
Counterfeit Criminality
Cracking Sensory Stories, Creating
Creating Sensory Accessibility
Creative Budget
Critical Supervisor Story
Crossing Traditional Boundaries
Cultural Differences
Curfew
Customized Employment
Customized Employment Allows for Unique Opportunities
Customized Employment Explained
Customized Employment Explained 2
Customized Employment is a Different Planning Meeting
Customized Employment to Facilitate Success
Dad Is Not Coming Back
Dangers of Unpaid Work
Darkness
Dating Strategies
Death
Decision Making Story
Dementia
Dementia and Music
Dementia Calming Strategies
Dementia Strategies
Demonization of Documentation
Depression
Depression Story
Describing Seizures
Desensitizing Medical Procedures
Developing Self Confidence
Development of the Senses
Diagnosing Mental Illness
Diagnosis of Autism
Diagnostic Overshadowing
Diagnostic Overshadowing
Different Perspectives
Different Perspectives
Different Standards
Different Types of Disability Support Workers
Different types of Traumas
Difficult Family?
Difficult Family?
Dignity of Risk Story
Direction, Purpose, and Meaning
Disability Service Hypocritical
Disability Service Providers Be Like
Disability Services Be Like
Discovery Planning Meeting
Do Not Patronize Me
Do Not Take Anger With You
Documentation Accuracy
Documentation Accuracy and Clarity
Documentation Handwriting
Documentation Protecting People
Documentation Sensitivity
Documenting With and Alongside People
Does A Diagnosis Help?
Doing With Not For People
Doing With, Not For
Don't Jump On Top of The Person
Don't Speak For Me
Donuts and Disability
Door to Door Potential
Doris and Her Blue Hair
Doug's Circle of Support
Down Syndrome and Dementia
Drawing and Organizational Planning
Drawing Creates Change
Drawing Provides a Reference Point
Drawing Starts a Public Commitment
Drawing Starts Conversations
Drawing Supports Creativity
Drawing Supports Listening
Drawing Supports Planning
Drowning at Sea
Easy Read Information
Ed's Story
Effective Communication
Effectiveness of Matching
Effects of Aging on Support
Effects of Getting Older
Eloping
Embarrassing Script
Embedding Active Support in the Workplace
Embracing Disability
Emergency Plan
Employment and Community
Employment and Families
Employment and Friendships
Employment Matchmaking
Employment Story
Enabling Choice
End of Life
Engagement and Happiness
Engaging Through Problem Behaviors
Enhancing Competencies
Enhancing Image
Enjoying Care
Entering a New World
Epilepsy and Constipation
Epilepsy and Employment
Epilepsy and Mental Health
Epilepsy and Personal Balance
Epilepsy Care Plan
Epilepsy Medication Management
Epilepsy Medication Side Effects
Equally Sexual
Erin's Funeral
Erin's Story
Every Moment Has Potential
Everyday Communication
Everyone Can Work
Everyone is Different
Everyone Makes Decisions
Example of Supported Decision Making
Exclusion and Trauma
Exercise and Keeping Fit
Expectations and Patience
Experience All the Elements
Experience of Abuse
Experience of Seizures
Explaining Prader-Willi
Exploring Discovery
Exploring Freedom
Exploring the Sensual
Expressing Grief
Eye Contact
F Word
Fading Paid Support, Maximizing Natural Supports
Families and Employment
FASD an Invisible Disability
FASD and Effective Language
FASD and Employment
FASD and Executive Functioning
FASD and Executive Functions
FASD and Health Difficulties
FASD and Personal Care
FASD and Secondary Disabilities
FASD and Sensory Difficulties 1
FASD and Sensory Difficulties 2
FASD and Sleep
FASD and Stigma
FASD and Stress
FASD and Structure
FASD Avoiding Conflict
FASD Being Taken Advantage Of
FASD Building on Strengths
FASD Confusion, Not Lying
FASD Consistently Inconsistent
FASD Defined
FASD Does Not Define Me
FASD Importance of Diagnosis
FASD Is a Spectrum
FASD Keeping People Safe
FASD Lesson Learned
FASD Lessons Learned
FASD Money and Budgeting
FASD Organization and Structure
FASD Patience
FASD Safety and Security
FASD Stigma and Struggles
FASD Supporting Success
FASD, Structure, and Consistency
Favorites?
Fay Builds Relationships and Community
Fay's Broken Heart
Fear of the Future
Fear, Shame, and Art
Feedback Story
Feelings Associated with Not Being Able to Date
Finding a Safe Place to Be Intimate
Finding Another Way
Finding Meaning and Purpose
Finding Our Place
Finding Peoples Why
Five Accomplishments
Flexible Approach
Flexible Hours
Focus on Successes
Focus On What I Can Do
Focusing on the Positive of Prader-Willi Syndrome
Form and Function
Freedom from the Institution
Freedom To Me
Friends Are Brilliant
Friends by Gregory
Friendship and Happiness
Friendships and Community
Friendships Help
Frontline of Defense
Fun Script
The Fatal Four
24-Hour Postural Care

Presenter: Sarah Clayton

About This Video:

Sarah Clayton discusses the difficulties associated with providing 24-hour postural care along with the importance of nighttime care.

Subjects Covered:

  • Profound and Multiple Intellectual Disabilities
  • Postural Care

Length: 2 minutes

3 Days a Week

Presenter: Peter Leidy

About This Video:

Peter Leidy sings 3 Days a Week about a person wanting a little more than an outing and a van ride three times a week.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Person-Centered Approaches and Thinking
  • Person-Centered Planning
  • Rights
  • Self-Determination
  • Valued Social Roles

Length: 2 minutes

32 Years of Learning

Presenter: Janis Swindlehurst

About This Video:

Janis Swindlehurst tells a story that demonstrates the need to use the experience and knowledge that parents have acquired.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Families

Length: 2 minutes

3D Processing

Presenter: Diana Kerr

About This Video:

Diana Kerr explains that people with dementia lose the ability to see things in 3D and the consequences that this may have for them.

Subjects Covered:

  • Dementia

Length: 4 minutes

A Balanced Relationship

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

John shows us how to respect someone's wants and wishes in a balanced relationship.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Friendships and Community
  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 1 minute

A Dated Plan

Presenter: Gary Kent

About This Video:

Gary Kent tells a story that illustrates the importance in truly getting to know the person you support rather than relying solely on the plan that has been set up for them.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Person-Centered Approaches and Thinking
  • Person-Centered Planning

Length: 3 minutes

A Day in the Life

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

This film takes a fun look at some of the interactions that that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities experience in the community.

Subjects Covered:

  • Choice and Control
  • Communication
  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support

Length: 4 minutes

A Different Approach to Team Meetings

Presenter: Nancy Shea

About This Video:

Nancy Shea explains how she changed her approach to holding team meetings by making them more person-centered and using them as a skill building function.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 3 minutes

A Different Perspective

Presenter: Gina Brelesky

About This Video:

Gina Brelesky explains that sometimes you need to see things from a different perspective to be able to move forward in a situation.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 2 minutes

A Difficult Conversation

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Ally Cox discusses a time when she went into a conversation with a staff member thinking it would be an easy, straightforward task, but turned into a difficult conversation.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 2 minutes

A Global Concept

Presenter: Bob Fleischner

About This Video:

Bob Fleischner explains how supported decision making is a global concept being utilized by various countries and cultures.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 3 minutes

A Good Death

Presenter: Irene Tuffrey-Wijne

About This Video:

Irene Tuffrey-Wijne explains that although challenging, providing end of life care can also be a privilege that can lead to feelings of happiness and satisfaction for years to come, knowing that you did the person you support proud.

Subjects Covered:

  • End of Life Care

Length: 2 minutes

A Good Funeral

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Jene explains how having a proper funeral, one that the person who has died would have wanted, can help the bereavement process, because it gives family, friends, and support workers the opportunity to say a proper goodbye.

Subjects Covered:

  • End of Life Care

Length: 4 minutes

A Good Life

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Fionn and Jonathan explain how Fionn’s life is very similar to other people’s his age, but also, how in many ways, his life is better than most.

Subjects Covered:

  • Down syndrome

Length: 2 minutes

A Matter of Perspective

Presenter: Gina Brelesky

About This Video:

Gina Brelesky talks about how all people have different perspectives and how this translates into people having a different idea of what a difficult conversation is.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 1 minute

A Naturalistic Approach

Presenter: Dave Hewett

About This Video:

Dave Hewitt explains why the word naturalistic is often used to describe intensive interaction.

Subjects Covered:

  • Intensive Interaction

Length: 2 minutes

A Parent Supporting Decisions

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Malia describes the challenges she faces in her roles as both parent and as a member of Cory's supported decision-making team.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 3 minutes

A Person-Centered Approach to Team Meetings

Presenter: Nancy Shea

About This Video:

Nancy Shea discusses how making a team meeting person-centered is more beneficial for the members instead of only the team leader running the meeting.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 2 minutes

A Person-Centered Plan for Everyone?

Presenter: Beth Mount

About This Video:

Beth Mount explains that it is often those with the most challenging or profound needs who derive the most benefit from the personal attention that person-centered work brings.

Subjects Covered:

  • Challenging Behavior
  • Person-Centered Planning
  • Rights

Length: 2 minutes

A Positive Circle of Support

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Tyrone Towers talks about his experiences of his own circle to explain what makes a positive and constructive circle of support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Person-Centered Approaches and Thinking
  • Person-Centered Planning

Length: 1 minute

A Respectful Burial

Presenter: John Raffaele

About This Video:

John Raffaele shares a beautiful story to explain that a support relationship can be rooted in love, providing the head and the heart are in balance. John explains how the staff were able to ensure that a lady they supported had a proper eulogy and burial when it did not look like this would be the case.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • End of Life Care

Length: 5 minutes

A Sense of Achievement

Presenter: Karyn Harvey

About This Video:

Karyn Harvey explains how everyone needs a sense of achievement to feel good about themselves and feel happiness.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Trauma Informed Care

Length: 3 minutes

A Shared Meeting Agenda

Presenter: Nancy Shea

About This Video:

Nancy Shea explains the importance of making an agenda prior to the team meeting, particularly with the use of technology, helps prepare the team members to have a more productive meeting.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 3 minutes

A Significant Shift in Expertise

Presenter: Kate Fulton

About This Video:

Kate Fulton explores that to work alongside people and families in a meaningful and respectful way requires a significant shift in expertise.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Working on the Inside

Length: 3 minutes

A Special Relationship

Presenter: David Pitonyak

About This Video:

This film is taken from the module 'Jumping Into the Chaos of Things.' David Pitonyak explains why it is a natural response for the people we support to form strong feelings towards particular staff members.

Subjects Covered:

  • Challenging Behavior

Length: 2 minutes

A Story of Trauma

Presenter: Karyn Harvey

About This Video:

Karyn Harvey shares a story about a young man whose post traumas affects his behavior in present day.

Subjects Covered:

  • Challenging Behavior
  • Trauma Informed Care

Length: 7 minutes

A Supervisor Takes a Moment

Presenter: Gina Brelesky

About This Video:

Gina Brelesky speaks about her personal experience of working for a supervisor who took time out to encourage her. This helped her in the way she supervises and supports team members that work for her.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 1 minute

A Team Manages a Busy Agenda

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Jaymie Estevez speaks about how her team originally was not getting the most out of their meetings. However, the team collaborated and came up with a way to address everyone’s concerns and how to follow up with them.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 3 minutes

A Team Meeting to Create Impact

Presenter: Nancy Shea

About This Video:

Nancy Shea shares her story of how she was put into a leadership role to help unify a team and build morale. She explains how getting to know each team member individually can help bring positivity to the team meetings.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 5 minutes

A Team Takes Control

Presenter: Nancy Shea

About This Video:

Nancy Shea discusses how the way a challenge is presented to a team can result in them still feeling that they have a sense of control and ready to handle it.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 3 minutes

Abilities

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Aimee tells us that though she has Down Syndrome, she loves being alive!

Subjects Covered:

  • Self-Esteem

Length: 1 minute

About Friendship

Presenter: Steve Dymond

About This Video:

Steve Dymond talks about what friendship means to him and why it is important.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community

Length: 1 minute

Abuse at Willowbrook

Presenter: Bernard Carabello

About This Video:

Bernard Carabello talks about the horrific levels of abuse that he and other people endured living at Willowbrook State School.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Good Support
  • Rights

Length: 1 minute

Abuse Prevention

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Isaac explains why support staff should learn with the people they support, by using the Open Future Learning Side by Side Modules.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Open Future Social Media Videos

Length: 1 minute

Abuse Statistics

Presenter: Karyn Harvey

About This Video:

In this video, Karyn Harvey explains the various types of abuse and its prevalence in the field we work in.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Challenging Behavior

Length: 2 minutes

Accept What I Cannot Do

Presenter: Myles Himmelreich

About This Video:

Myles Himmelreich explains the need to understand and accept what a person who has FASD cannot do.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 3 minutes

Acronyms and Jargon

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Isaac and Marcus explain why acronyms and disability jargon are not needed.

Subjects Covered:

  • Open Future Social Media Videos

Length: 1 minute

Acting on Wishes

Presenter: Michael Kendrick

About This Video:

Michael Kendrick explains a time when a parent acts on her son's wishes in an unconventional, yet successful way.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 3 minutes

Active Support

Presenter: Margaret Cushen

About This Video:

Margaret Cushen introduces the concept of active support. Active support is a person-centered approach that aims to build the relationship you have with the person you support, by supporting inclusion and control.

Subjects Covered:

  • Choice and Control
  • Good Support
  • Person-Centered Approaches and Thinking

Length: 2 minutes

Active Support Based on Needs

Presenter: Margaret Cushen

About This Video:

Margaret Cushen explains how active support is based around the person's needs.

Subjects Covered:

  • Active Support
  • Good Support

Length: 3 minutes

Actively Engaged

Presenter: Julie Beadle-Brown

About This Video:

Julie Beadle-Brown tells a story that highlights the importance of active support and being actively engaged in activities.

Subjects Covered:

  • Active Support

Length: 3 minutes

Activities Build Community

Presenter: Margaret Cushen

About This Video:

Margaret Cushen explains how participating in activities can build our sense of belonging in our community.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support

Length: 2 minutes

Adapting to Aging

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Rita Arnett explains that you have to adapt to the way you support someone as they age – you can’t expect to change the person, so you need to change yourself or the environment.

Subjects Covered:

  • Aging
  • Growing Older

Length: 4 minutes

Adapting to Changing Job Role

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Marvin George explains how he helped find a way for an employee to adapt with a company whose needs were changing.

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment

Length: 7 minutes

Admitting Cory to the Hospital

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

A mother, Malia, explains a time when a very difficult, but necessary, decision had to be made.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 1 minute

Advice to Support Workers

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Erica Streisslberger explains how important it is for support workers to understand the specific disability of the person they support in order to understand and support them more accurately.

Subjects Covered:

  • Mental Health

Length: 3 minutes

Advocacy and Conflicts of Interest

Presenter: Margaret Cushen

About This Video:

Margaret Cushen talks about what advocacy is not, and also reviews some different conflicts of interest that you may encounter during your work as an advocate.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Good Support

Length: 3 minutes

After a Seizure

Presenter: Torie Robinson

About This Video:

Torie Robinson discusses the recovery period after having a seizure and how to support someone after a seizure.

Subjects Covered:

  • Epilepsy

Length: 2 minutes

After Death

Presenter: Irene Tuffrey-Wijne

About This Video:

Irene Tuffrey-Wijne explains that there is no right or wrong way to grieve, but you need to have awareness and make space in your life for this and be kind to others throughout the grieving process.

Subjects Covered:

  • End of Life Care

Length: 2 minutes

After Life

Presenter: Gary Kent

About This Video:

Gary Kent explains how in his 40 years of working in the field of disabilities, he is always shocked how often the people we support’s wishes concerning their death and funeral arrangements are overlooked, and not asked about until after it is too late.

Subjects Covered:

  • Aging
  • Growing Older

Length: 2 minutes

Age, Appropriateness, & Intensive Interaction

Presenter: Graham Firth

About This Video:

Graham Firth explains why intensive interaction may challenge preconceptions about age appropriateness.

Subjects Covered:

  • Intensive Interaction

Length: 2 minutes

Aging and Exercise

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Rita Arnett explains the importance of listening and adapting support to accommodate the changes that aging brings, so they can continue to participate in the things they used to, if they so desire.

Subjects Covered:

  • Aging
  • Growing Older

Length: 1 minute

Aging and Purpose

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Seth Keller explains how the stereotypes of both aging and having a disability have on people.

Subjects Covered:

  • Aging
  • Growing Older

Length: 4 minutes

All Behavior is Meaningful

Presenter: David Pitonyak

About This Video:

David Pitonyak explains how difficult behaviors result from unmet needs.

Subjects Covered:

  • Challenging Behavior
  • Listening

Length: 5 minutes

Allowing People to Make Their Own Decisions

Presenter: Bob Fleischner

About This Video:

Bob Fleischner explains the importance of staff and support to restrain from imposing their own opinions and advice, but rather, let the person they support make their own decisions with guidance, unless serious harm or danger is at stake.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 2 minutes

Allowing Sadness

Presenter: Yona Lunsky

About This Video:

Yona Lunsky explains how it is okay to take some time to grieve and feel sadness, but it is also important to find ways to recover.

Subjects Covered:

  • Mental Health

Length: 2 minutes

Always Presume Capacity

Presenter: Michael Kendrick

About This Video:

Michael Kendrick explains how what you see is only the tip of the iceberg in terms of people's true potential.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 1 minute

An Alternative Way to Understand the Acronym FASD

Presenter: Myles Himmelreich

About This Video:

Myles Himmelreich explains an alternative way to understand the acronym FASD.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 5 minutes

An Authentic Conversation

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Ally Cox explains how to create an optimal environment to have an authentic conversation, and how this can be beneficial.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 2 minutes

An Ethical Dilemma

Presenter: Joseph Macbeth

About This Video:

Joseph Macbeth and John Raffaele discuss the story of an ethical dilemma that challenged the relationship the support worker had between the person they supported and the organization that employed her.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Choice and Control
  • Good Support
  • Person-Centered Approaches and Thinking
  • Rights
  • Risk

Length: 5 minutes

An Intrusion Into Selfhood

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger tells the story of a lady who enjoyed sewing and how someone came in and taught her that she wasn't who she thought she was.

Subjects Covered:

  • Boundaries

Length: 4 minutes

Angels

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Marcus explains to us that he is a disability support worker doing the job he loves and should not be considered an “angel” for doing it.

Subjects Covered:

  • Open Future Social Media Videos

Length: 1 minute

Angels?

Presenter: Joseph Macbeth

About This Video:

Joseph Macbeth and John Raffaele talk about the discrepancies that exist within the role of a direct support professional.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support

Length: 5 minutes

Another Kind of Safety

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger helps us to think about the feelings people may experience towards the expectations of learning in sex education classes, when the very nature of their disability refers to the difficulty they have with learning.

Subjects Covered:

  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 3 minutes

Anthony’s Poem About Friendship

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Here, Anthony shares a poem he wrote about friendship.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Open Future Social Media Videos

Length: 2 minutes

Anxiety Story

Presenter: Yona Lunsky

About This Video:

Yona Lunsky explains that it is our job to help both the person we support to develop a language to understand their own anxieties, while also helping the people around them understand that everyone’s experiences with anxiety are individual and unique.

Subjects Covered:

  • Mental Health

Length: 3 minutes

Apology to Women

Presenter: Karyn Harvey

About This Video:

Karyn Harvey explains how she believes that women with disabilities have been overlooked and unrepresented and they deserve an apology, at the very least, as a starting point for change.

Subjects Covered:

  • Diversity
  • Advocacy

Length: 2 minutes

Applying and Interviewing for Work

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Aimee Althoff talks about some of the key principles that you will want to keep in mind when supporting someone through the process of applying and interviewing for a position.

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment

Length: 4 minutes

Applying for a Job

Presenter: Harvey Pacht

About This Video:

Harvey Pacht describes the different pieces of paperwork that will be needed to accompany a job application.

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment

Length: 1 minute

Appreciating Team Members Story

Presenter: Gina Brelesky

About This Video:

Gina Brelesky explains how important it is to provide positive reinforcement to your support staff and how showing appreciation can go a long way.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 3 minutes

As Needed Medication

Presenter: Amanda Sawyer

About This Video:

Amanda Sawyer explains the importance of support workers to take notes when the person they support is taking medications, so they can share with their doctors that the medications are working or not working, as intended.

Subjects Covered:

  • Medication Administration
  • Mental Health

Length: 1 minute

As Needs Change

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Christine Towers explains why making accommodations for the people you support during the ageing process is instrumental to their well-being.

Subjects Covered:

  • Aging
  • Growing Older

Length: 1 minute

Ask Permission First

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

This video explains why some people who use a wheelchair think about using barbed wire on their handles.

Subjects Covered:

  • Boundaries

Length: 1 minute

Asking for Permission

Presenter: David Pitonyak

About This Video:

David Pitonyak explains why it is important to ask for permission before you start helping.

Subjects Covered:

  • Challenging Behavior
  • Choice and Control

Length: 1 minute

Asking Permission

Presenter: Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt

About This Video:

Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt talks about the importance of asking for permission when meeting with people and families affected by FASD.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 1 minute

Asking Questions

Presenter: Heather Hermans

About This Video:

Heather Hermans explains how important it is for support workers to feel comfortable, confident, and prepared to ask questions during health care professional visits, because if they don’t understand what is happening, how are they going to be able to explain it to the person they are supporting?

Subjects Covered:

  • Mental Health

Length: 1 minute

Aspects of Brain Development Affected by FASD

Presenter: Christine Lilley

About This Video:

Christine Lilley reviews the different aspects of brain development affected by FASD.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 4 minutes

Asperger's and the Autism Spectrum

Presenter: Simon Haywood

About This Video:

Simon Haywood discusses where and how he feels Asperger's Syndrome may fit into the autism spectrum.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism

Length: 1 minute

Asperger's Syndrome Defined

Presenter: Simon Haywood

About This Video:

Simon Haywood defines Asperger's Syndrome.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism

Length: 1 minute

Asshole Story

Presenter: Peter Leidy

About This Video:

Peter Leidy explains that the world is counting on us to make it a better place, and with the help of mindfulness, we can become better people to do this.

Subjects Covered:

  • Self-Care

Length: 1 minute

Assumptions About Community

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger describes some of the assumptions that we make about community and the danger of thinking that community for people with disabilities means a community completely without other people who also have disabilities.

Subjects Covered:

  • Contribution
  • Friendships and Community

Length: 3 minutes

Assumptions About Friendships

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger speaks about the assumptions we make about friendships for the people we support. Dave explains how we have discouraged people with disabilities from being friends with other people who also have disabilities.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community

Length: 3 minutes

Asymmetry Complications

Presenter: Sarah Clayton

About This Video:

Sarah Clayton explains how your body shape is affected by your sleep position and how body functions are also impacted by asymmetry. She goes on to discuss how early intervention is imperative when it comes to postural care.

Subjects Covered:

  • Profound and Multiple Intellectual Disabilities
  • Postural Care

Length: 2 minutes

Auditory Sensory Processing

Presenter: Judith North

About This Video:

Judith North explains how difficult auditory sensory processing can be for people with Autism.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism
  • Communication
  • Listening

Length: 2 minutes

Augmented and Altenative Communication

Presenter: Simon Haywood

About This Video:

Simon Haywood explains how communication devices can help alleviate confusion or misunderstandings associated with the person's communication difficulty.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism
  • Communication

Length: 2 minutes

Autism and Mental Health

Presenter: Simon Haywood

About This Video:

Simon Haywood reveals the mental health needs of people with autism.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism

Length: 1 minute

Autism Diagnosis

Presenter: Simon Haywood

About This Video:

Simon Haywood introduces how a diagnosis of autism is typically made.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism

Length: 1 minute

Autism Key Strategies

Presenter: Judith North

About This Video:

Judith North talks about three key strategies to be applied when working with someone with an autistic spectrum condition.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism
  • Good Support

Length: 3 minutes

Autism Spectrum

Presenter: Simon Haywood

About This Video:

Simon Haywood explores the meaning of autism spectrum.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism

Length: 1 minute

Autism Spectrum Condition Defined

Presenter: Judith North

About This Video:

Judith North explains what we mean when we use the term Autism Spectrum Condition as a frame of reference.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism

Length: 2 minutes

Autism Strength and Special Interests

Presenter: Simon Haywood

About This Video:

Simon Haywood talks about the strengths and special interests of people with autism.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism

Length: 3 minutes

Autism, Personal Perspective

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Adele Mason describes how it felt to learn about her diagnosis of autism. She also gives an insight into how some of the social and sensory difficulties we have already touched on affect her day-to-day life.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism
  • Good Support

Length: 5 minutes

Babies, Intensive Interaction

Presenter: Dave Hewett

About This Video:

Dave Hewitt discusses infant communication development. Observe the fundamentals of communication in action - being actively rehearsed and learnt by the baby within the gentle, but dynamic, interchange.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Intensive Interaction

Length: 3 minutes

Background to Person-Centered Planning

Presenter: Beth Mount

About This Video:

Beth Mount explains how person-centered planning was first established.

Subjects Covered:

  • Contribution
  • Person-Centered Planning

Length: 2 minutes

Bad News, Your Job

Presenter: Irene Tuffrey-Wijne

About This Video:

Irene Tuffrey-Wijne explains the difficulties of delivering bad news and the importance of having a team together to help break bad news to the people you support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Breaking Bad News

Length: 3 minutes

Baker Story

Presenter: Jack Pearpoint

About This Video:

Jack Pearpoint describes the story of a lady who combined her skills, with the support of her circle, to find employment.

Subjects Covered:

  • Contribution
  • Employment
  • Person-Centered Approaches and Thinking
  • Person-Centered Planning

Length: 3 minutes

Balanced Care

Presenter: Rachel Wright

About This Video:

Rachel Wright explains how medical treatments and specialized care is an important part of caring for an individual with disabilities, but it’s also important to remember that they are a person who wants to enjoy their life as well.

Subjects Covered:

  • Profound and Multiple Intellectual Disabilities
  • Good Support

Length: 3 minutes

Barriers to Communication

Presenter: Kathie Snow

About This Video:

Kathie Snow overviews some personal, social, and physical barriers to communication.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication

Length: 4 minutes

Basic Rights

Presenter: Harvey Pacht

About This Video:

Harvey Pacht explains the basic rights that people have.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Rights

Length: 1 minute

Be a Skills Builder

Presenter: Gary Kent

About This Video:

Gary Kent explains that a support worker should be a skills builder. They should not be afraid to ask questions to find out the best way to support a person.

Subjects Covered:

  • Managing Support Funding Creatively

Length: 1 minute

Be Open To Grow Up

Presenter: Gina Brelesky

About This Video:

Gina Brelesky tells us about a past experience that helped her to learn to be open to growing, in order to excel.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 2 minutes

Becoming a Parent

Presenter: Janis Swindlehurst

About This Video:

Janis Swindlehurst talks about her early experiences of being a parent of a child with disabilities.

Subjects Covered:

  • Families

Length: 2 minutes

Behavior and FASD

Presenter: Myles Himmelreich

About This Video:

Myles Himmelreich explains some background to the behaviors that a person with FASD may exhibit.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 4 minutes

Behavior is Communication

Presenter: Kathie Snow

About This Video:

Kathie Snow explains why behavior is communication.

Subjects Covered:

  • Challenging Behavior
  • Communication
  • Good Support
  • Listening

Length: 5 minutes

Behaviors Communicate

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

This video helps to explain the importance of control.

Subjects Covered:

  • Choice and Control

Length: 1 minute

Behind Every Problem Behavior Is A Skill Not Yet Learned

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger explains and provides examples that support the statement 'behind every problem behavior is a skill not yet learned.'

Subjects Covered:

  • Boundaries

Length: 6 minutes

Being a Disability Support Worker Is Cool

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Isaac and Marcus share why being a disability support worker is cool.

Subjects Covered:

  • Open Future Social Media Videos

Length: 1 minute

Being a Parent

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Evelyn Perez talks about her experiences of becoming a parent of a child with disabilities.

Subjects Covered:

  • Families

Length: 3 minutes

Being a Parent

Presenter: Janis Swindlehurst

About This Video:

Janis Swindlehurst tells a story that reflects her experience of being a parent.

Subjects Covered:

  • Families

Length: 9 minutes

Being a Strong Advocate

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Rita Arnett shares a story about the importance of being an advocate for the person you support when accompanying them to the Doctors.

Subjects Covered:

  • Aging
  • Growing Older

Length: 3 minutes

Being Claimed

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger tells his own story of being 'claimed.' This poignant and touching story highlights the need for every person to have someone who 'claims' them.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support

Length: 10 minutes

Being Danielle's Mother

Presenter: Janis Swindlehurst

About This Video:

Janis Swindlehurst shares her experience of being Danielle's mother.

Subjects Covered:

  • Families

Length: 4 minutes

Being Friends with a Non-speaker

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Gregory Tino explains how to be friends with a non-speaker.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism
  • Communication
  • Friendships and Community
  • Open Future Social Media Videos

Length: 3 minutes

Being Needed and Contributing

Presenter: David Pitonyak

About This Video:

David Pitonyak explains the importance of feeling needed, being able to contribute, and why we should help the people we support use their gifts, capacities, and skills to contribute to the larger whole.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support
  • Mental Health
  • Self-Esteem

Length: 11 minutes

Being Present

Presenter: Kate Fulton

About This Video:

Kate Fulton explores the art of being present and explains an example from her own life of when she was not present.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Listening
  • Working on the Inside

Length: 3 minutes

Being the Needy Person

Presenter: David Pitonyak

About This Video:

David talks about how our tone of voice often changes when we are talking to the people we support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Good Support

Length: 1 minute

Being There for the Person

Presenter: Dave Hasbury

About This Video:

Dave Hasbury emphasizes the importance of a relationship that makes sense to both you and the person you support, and the need people have to know they can trust and count on you to be there for them.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Self-Determination

Length: 3 minutes

Beliefs Affect Your Reality

Presenter: Kate Fulton

About This Video:

Kate Fulton provides an example that demonstrates how our values and beliefs affect the outcomes and quality of our experiences.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Working on the Inside

Length: 3 minutes

Belonging - Are People Missed?

Presenter: Beth Mount

About This Video:

Beth Mount explains one way of knowing if people truly belong to their community.

Subjects Covered:

  • Contribution
  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support

Length: 1 minute

Benefits of Intensive Interaction

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Lucy Golder talks about the various benefits and outcomes of intensive interaction.

Subjects Covered:

  • Intensive Interaction

Length: 1 minute

Benefits of Supported Decision Making

Presenter: Bob Fleischner

About This Video:

Bob Fleischner explains how the most important benefit of supported decision making is empowerment because the people we support come to understand that this is a process that allows them to make decisions about their own lives.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 2 minutes

Benefits of Valued Social Roles

Presenter: Marc Tumeinski

About This Video:

Marc Tumeinski explains the benefits of different valued social roles.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Valued Social Roles

Length: 3 minutes

Bereavement

Presenter: Gary Kent

About This Video:

Gary Kent explains how there is a need for bereavement training for support staff, so they are able help the people they support better, not only through death bereavement, but also through other forms of loss and challenges in their lives.

Subjects Covered:

  • Aging
  • Growing Older

Length: 2 minutes

Betty

Presenter: Karyn Harvey

About This Video:

Karyn Harvey tells us about a woman named Betty who praised people on who they were and not their behavior.

Subjects Covered:

  • Open Future Social Media Videos

Length: 2 minutes

Bill of Rights

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger explains why the reality of rights for the people you support is different from our own. He describes a piece of work that he carried out to help a group of people with developmental disabilities design their own bill of rights.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Advocacy
  • Choice and Control
  • Rights

Length: 5 minutes

Biology of Trauma

Presenter: Karyn Harvey

About This Video:

Karyn Harvey explains how the brain operates when presented with trauma and how the brain changes when overcome by traumatic experiences.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Challenging Behavior

Length: 3 minutes

Blame and Contribution

Presenter: Gina Brelesky

About This Video:

Gina Brelesky reflects on a conversation surrounding blame that could have been handled differently to allow for a better outcome.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 2 minutes

Body Modesty

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger explains how most children develop a sense of body modesty, and how and why the people you support may experience difficulties or no understanding of such privacy or boundaries. As Dave explains, many people attribute 'a lack of inhibitions' as part of the 'disability,' instead of recognizing that we get what we teach.

Subjects Covered:

  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 3 minutes

Boundaries and Intimate Care Version 1

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger explains the need to be thoughtful about the boundaries you create when providing intimate care to ensure that privacy is achieved, in a not so private service.

Subjects Covered:

  • Personal and Intimate Care
  • Boundaries

Length: 5 minutes

Boundaries and Intimate Care Version 2

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger asks the question why do we take such great care in protecting our own boundaries, especially in intimate settings, but we do not think of the boundaries of the people we support when providing intimate care?

Subjects Covered:

  • Personal and Intimate Care
  • Boundaries

Length: 3 minutes

Boundaries are Important for Everyone

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger highlights the importance of boundaries and explains why they are important for everyone.

Subjects Covered:

  • Boundaries
  • Risk

Length: 4 minutes

Breakdown in Important Relationships

Presenter: David Pitonyak

About This Video:

David Pitonyak explains how often changes in people's behavior can be attributed to a breakdown in important relationships.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Challenging Behavior
  • Choice and Control
  • Contribution

Length: 6 minutes

Breaking Down the Risk

Presenter: Sam Sly

About This Video:

Sam Sly talks about the importance of breaking down the task and risk, assessing each element separately.

Subjects Covered:

  • Rights
  • Risk
  • Choice and Control

Length: 3 minutes

Bringing Value to the Community

Presenter: Patti Scott

About This Video:

Patti Scott tells a story that expresses the importance of using the person's capacities and bringing value.

Subjects Covered:

  • Contribution
  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support

Length: 2 minutes

Bringing Warmth

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Christine Towers tells a story of an elderly man who moves to a colder climate and feels cold and alone. She goes on to explain that if his support workers had taken interest and looked at the man’s Life Story Book, they could have gotten insight about his past and used that information to help to make his feel warm and more comfortable in his new environment.

Subjects Covered:

  • Aging
  • Growing Older

Length: 2 minutes

Build on Capacities 1

Presenter: Michael Kendrick

About This Video:

Michael Kendrick tells the story of a man who used his capacities to create a micro enterprise.

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment
  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 2 minutes

Build on Capacities 2

Presenter: Michael Kendrick

About This Video:

Michael Kendricks explains how people should look for the capacities of people and build on them.

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment

Length: 2 minutes

Building A Relationship

Presenter: David Pitonyak

About This Video:

David Pitonyak provides some examples about how he builds relationships with people who are going through a difficult time.

Subjects Covered:

  • Challenging Behavior

Length: 3 minutes

Building a Trusting Working Relationship

Presenter: Myles Himmelreich

About This Video:

Myles Himmelreich uses some of his own life experiences to highlight the importance of building a trusting relationship with the person you support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 4 minutes

Building and Growing Community

Presenter: Margaret Cushen

About This Video:

Margaret Cushen explains why small interactions in community are so important.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support

Length: 3 minutes

Building Friendships and Community

Presenter: Patti Scott

About This Video:

Patti Scott underlines that making introductions to new opportunities is highly reliant on a trusted relationship between you and the person you support and your ability to keep the focus on them. Patti goes on to tell a story as an example of a thoughtful approach to introducing new interests when the person you support is less certain.

Subjects Covered:

  • Contribution
  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support

Length: 4 minutes

Building Healthy Relationships

Presenter: Myles Himmelreich

About This Video:

Myles Himmelreich talks about his own life experiences and how he started mixing with some people who were not a good influence on him. He goes on to explain how he was able to move his life forward and make healthy friendships.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
  • Friendships and Community

Length: 5 minutes

Building on Chance Encounters

Presenter: Margaret Cushen

About This Video:

Margaret Cushen describes her own experiences of bumping into people she knows from the past and explains how support workers can help people to build on such chance encounters.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support

Length: 2 minutes

Building Trust

Presenter: Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt

About This Video:

Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt explains how she builds trust with the people and families of people with FASD that she works with.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 2 minutes

Building Understanding of Death

Presenter: Irene Tuffrey-Wijne

About This Video:

Irene Tuffrey-Wijne describes the importance of building someone’s background knowledge to help prepare them for bad news.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Breaking Bad News

Length: 2 minutes

Bullied on Social Media

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Aimee tells us how it felt to be bullied on social media for having Down Syndrome and explains how she dealt with the situation.

Subjects Covered:

  • Down syndrome

Length: 2 minutes

But Nothing Happens Here

Presenter: Margaret Cushen

About This Video:

Margaret Cushen explores the problem of a neighborhood where 'nothing happens' and provides a positive example of how a woman created her own small contribution to her neighborhood, which built relationships and served to support her own passion.

Subjects Covered:

  • Contribution
  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support

Length: 5 minutes

Capacity to Make Decisions

Presenter: Simon Duffy

About This Video:

Simon Duffy talks about the importance of the least restrictive practices. Simon reflects on a story that highlights this and the importance of representation and decision making.

Subjects Covered:

  • Choice and Control
  • Rights
  • Self-Determination

Length: 4 minutes

Care of the Dying

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Sue explains that although it is difficult to come to terms with the fact that someone you care about is going to die, it is important to try to focus on what their wants and desires are for their death, rather than trying to keep them alive.

Subjects Covered:

  • End of Life Care

Length: 1 minute

Careful With Why Questions

Presenter: Gina Brelesky

About This Video:

Gina Brelesky discusses how using the word “why” can cause people to become defensive, and how to rephrase questions to get a better response.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 2 minutes

Caring vs. Supporting

Presenter: Simon Duffy

About This Video:

Simon Duffy explores the differences between 'caring' for someone and 'supporting' someone.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Good Support

Length: 2 minutes

Carol

Presenter: Louise Heatley

About This Video:

Louise Heatley explains that when the people you support are coming to the end of their life, the priorities in supporting them change and you might need to change the way you support them, so they can enjoy what time they have left to the fullest.

Subjects Covered:

  • End of Life Care

Length: 3 minutes

Catfish Script

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Fionn explains why you should know a person before accepting a friend request on social media.

Subjects Covered:

  • Down syndrome

Length: 2 minutes

Challenges of Active Support

Presenter: Margaret Cushen

About This Video:

Margaret Cushen reviews some of the challenges of active support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Active Support
  • Good Support

Length: 3 minutes

Challenges of Community Building

Presenter: Margaret Cushen

About This Video:

Margaret Cushen reviews some of the challenges of building community.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support

Length: 3 minutes

Challenges of Unpredictable Processing

Presenter: Judith North

About This Video:

Judith North talks about some of the challenges that people with autistic spectrum condition experience when their sensory processing is unreliable.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism

Length: 3 minutes

Challenges, Intensive Interaction

Presenter: Graham Firth

About This Video:

Graham Firth introduces some of the potential challenges of applying intensive interaction in your workplace.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Intensive Interaction

Length: 1 minute

Challenging Inevitability

Presenter: Sarah Clayton

About This Video:

Sarah Clayton touches on the importance of utilizing postural care, even if you believe it will have no impact structurally and discusses the importance of comfort.

Subjects Covered:

  • Profound and Multiple Intellectual Disabilities
  • Postural Care

Length: 1 minute

Changes in Body Shape

Presenter: Sarah Clayton

About This Video:

Sarah Clayton discusses the possibility of changing body shapes and outlines the gross motor function scale.

Subjects Covered:

  • Profound and Multiple Intellectual Disabilities
  • Postural Care

Length: 2 minutes

Changes in Need

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Sue explains that one of the struggles for support workers to cope with during end of life care is the seeing the shift in the person that they have been looking after, and the change in their role from being an enabler to a caregiver.

Subjects Covered:

  • End of Life Care

Length: 2 minutes

Changes in Preference

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Rita Arnett tells a story that illustrates how people’s preferences might change as they age and how you can adapt your support accordingly.

Subjects Covered:

  • Aging
  • Growing Older

Length: 4 minutes

Changing Face of Documentation

Presenter: John Raffaele

About This Video:

John Raffaele explains the importance of understanding that documentation has changed from the days when the medical model was the norm. John goes on to describe a better way of documenting.

Subjects Covered:

  • Documentation

Length: 4 minutes

Changing Needs

Presenter: Gary Kent

About This Video:

Gary Kent explains why our support needs to constantly evolve alongside the lives of the people we support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Aging
  • Growing Older

Length: 2 minutes

Changing Societies Stereotypes

Presenter: Marc Tumeinski

About This Video:

Marc Tumeinski explains how SRV proposes that you can help to positively challenge and change how society perceives the people you support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Valued Social Roles

Length: 3 minutes

Checking with Communication

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Stuart Mills explains that you should never take things at face value and only rely on a person’s spoken word, but rather look at all the different ways people communicate to understand what they are trying to convey.

Subjects Covered:

  • Down syndrome

Length: 3 minutes

Choice and Control

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Jacqueline Hendra explains how a woman was able to take control of her support budget and was able to get involved in the community, by using her support hours in a more creative way.

Subjects Covered:

  • Choice and Control
  • Managing Support Funding Creatively

Length: 3 minutes

Choice and Control

Presenter: Julie Beadle-Brown

About This Video:

Julie Beadle-Brown explains how to help people to maintain choice and control when doing active support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Active Support
  • Choice and Control

Length: 3 minutes

Choice and Control, Money

Presenter: Gary Kent

About This Video:

Gary Kent talks about the importance of choice and control in relation to support budgets.

Subjects Covered:

  • Choice and Control
  • Managing Support Funding Creatively

Length: 2 minutes

Choice and Safety

Presenter: Julie Beadle-Brown

About This Video:

Julie Beadle-Brown talks about choice, safety, and active support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Active Support
  • Choice and Control

Length: 1 minute

Choice Vs. Control

Presenter: Heather Simmons

About This Video:

Heather Simmons explores the sharing of power between staff and the people we support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Choice and Control
  • Good Support

Length: 2 minutes

Choice, Saying No

Presenter: Julie Beadle-Brown

About This Video:

Julie Beadle-Brown explains some things to think about when someone says no when doing active support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Active Support
  • Choice and Control

Length: 4 minutes

Christmas Card List

Presenter: Gary Kent

About This Video:

Gary Kent explains how he met a lady and noticed her Christmas list only had support service workers and doctors. He explains how she got more involved in her community and made more friends.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Managing Support Funding Creatively

Length: 2 minutes

Circle of Relationships

Presenter: Patti Scott

About This Video:

Patti Scott explains that a circle is just about people having relationships. Patti explains that there are many ways that people may choose to involve others in their life, and it is likely that the person you support already has and uses other people to informally support their life.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Person-Centered Approaches and Thinking
  • Person-Centered Planning

Length: 2 minutes

Circle of Support

Presenter: Jack Pearpoint

About This Video:

Jack Pearpoint describes what a circle of support is and how it can work. By watching this film, you can begin to understand how a circle can be a remarkable resource to help the person plan, find, and maintain employment.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Person-Centered Approaches and Thinking
  • Person-Centered Planning

Length: 3 minutes

Circle of Support Ebb and Flow

Presenter: Patti Scott

About This Video:

Patti Scott explains that the members of a circle of support may ebb and flow in and out as the person's life develops and changes, depending on the role they are providing.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Person-Centered Approaches and Thinking
  • Person-Centered Planning

Length: 1 minute

Circle of Support Invitation

Presenter: Patti Scott

About This Video:

Patti Scott explains how people can be invited to join a circle of support and highlights the importance of making an invitation that people can relate to.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Person-Centered Approaches and Thinking
  • Person-Centered Planning
  • Self-Determination

Length: 2 minutes

Clara's Story

Presenter: Clara Berg

About This Video:

Clara Berg tells a story of acceptance.

Subjects Covered:

  • Families

Length: 5 minutes

Closing the Loop

Presenter: Nancy Shea

About This Video:

Nancy Shea talks about how following up with agenda items that are spoken about in team meetings are just as important as creating the agenda prior to the meeting.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 5 minutes

Co-Creating a Better Life

Presenter: Beth Mount

About This Video:

Beth Mount explains how person-centered work can change the nature of the relationship between the person being supported and the paid worker.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Person-Centered Approaches and Thinking

Length: 3 minutes

Cocaine, Trauma, and Abuse

Presenter: Karyn Harvey

About This Video:

Karyn Harvey explains the trauma of being born addicted to cocaine.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Challenging Behavior

Length: 5 minutes

Come Over to My Side of the Bridge

Presenter: Judith North

About This Video:

Judith North reflects on what it might feel like to spend a lifetime being seen as impaired.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism

Length: 2 minutes

Comfortable Communication

Presenter: Rachel Wright

About This Video:

Rachel Wright talks about the different types of technology available to people with profound disabilities and how to choose the aid that is best suited for the person.

Subjects Covered:

  • Profound and Multiple Intellectual Disabilities
  • Communication

Length: 3 minutes

Common Behaviors Associated with Prader-Willi Syndrome

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Patrice Carroll describes the behaviors that occur as a result of heightened levels of anxiety in people with Prader-Willi Syndrome, which include black and white thinking, physical and verbal aggression, and skin picking.

Subjects Covered:

  • Prader-Willi

Length: 3 minutes

Communicating Death

Presenter: Louise Heatley

About This Video:

Louise Heatley describes the difficulties in explaining death and its finality to people with disabilities.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Families
  • Breaking Bad News

Length: 2 minutes

Communicating With Families

Presenter: Clara Berg

About This Video:

Clara Berg explains the importance of openly and honestly communicating with families.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Families

Length: 3 minutes

Communicating With Families 1

Presenter: Janis Swindlehurst

About This Video:

Janis Swindlehurst explains that the relationship you have with families is as good as your communication.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Families

Length: 2 minutes

Communicating With Families 2

Presenter: Janis Swindlehurst

About This Video:

Janis Swindlehurst explains how important it is to have open and structured communication with family members.

Subjects Covered:

  • Families
  • Communication

Length: 3 minutes

Communicating Without Words

Presenter: Rachel Wright

About This Video:

Rachel Wright discusses the ways her son communicates using nonverbal clues.

Subjects Covered:

  • Profound and Multiple Intellectual Disabilities
  • Communication

Length: 2 minutes

Communication Across Care

Presenter: Alison Corp

About This Video:

Alison Corp shares a story about how a lack of communication caused an avoidable incident.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Epilepsy

Length: 5 minutes

Communication and Respect

Presenter: Kathie Snow

About This Video:

Kathie Snow provides some examples and concepts to consider when we think about when we communicate with the people we support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Good Support

Length: 4 minutes

Communication is Key to a Healthy Relationship

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

This video explains the importance of communication when being intimate and the understanding of when to stop when necessary.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 1 minute

Communication Less is More

Presenter: Simon Haywood

About This Video:

Simon Haywood explores how you can think about and structure your communication to develop the quality of the relationship you have with the people you support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism
  • Challenging Behavior
  • Communication
  • Good Support

Length: 3 minutes

Communication Passport

Presenter: Rachel Wright

About This Video:

Rachel Wright tells a personal story about learning to communicate with her son and discusses the importance of paying attention to the small things when it comes to communication.

Subjects Covered:

  • Profound and Multiple Intellectual Disabilities
  • Communication

Length: 5 minutes

Communication Passports / Dictionaries

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger explains why he will not let people say that someone is non-verbal. Dave goes on to describe how a language dictionary or passport can help us to understand how people are communicating.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Good Support
  • Listening
  • Person-Centered Approaches and Thinking

Length: 4 minutes

Communication Technology

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Brad Goldman introduces his manual communication board and electronic Dynavox communication device.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Listening

Length: 2 minutes

Communication, Personal Perspective

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Adele Mason uses her own personal experience to offer advice on how to communicate with someone who has autism, which in turn illustrates the importance of verbal and non-verbal communication.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism
  • Communication
  • Good Support

Length: 2 minutes

Community

Presenter: Simon Duffy

About This Video:

Simon Duffy explains how becoming part of a community can be a messy and complicated process, but one that gives life purpose and meaning.

Subjects Covered:

  • Contribution
  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support
  • Rights

Length: 2 minutes

Community and Friendships Bring Safety

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger uses his own experience to tell a personal story that illustrates how community and friendships bring safety.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Friendships and Community
  • Risk

Length: 4 min

Community Brings Safety

Presenter: Jack Pearpoint

About This Video:

Jack Pearpoint talks about the safety community brings and explains why it is not safe to be entirely dependent on paid support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support

Length: 1 minute

Community Defined

Presenter: Lynda Kahn

About This Video:

Lynda Kahn offers a definition of what community means to her.

Subjects Covered:

  • Contribution
  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support
  • Person-Centered Approaches and Thinking

Length: 1 minute

Community Gives Meaning

Presenter: Margaret Cushen

About This Video:

Margaret Cushen talks about community as a place where we belong and a place that adds meaning to our lives.

Subjects Covered:

  • Contribution
  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support

Length: 2 minutes

Community Mapping

Presenter: Beth Mount

About This Video:

Beth Mount uses this animated film to describe how she feels it is important to know as much about the community as we do about the person. Beth also begins to explore the many ways of gaining and recording this information.

Subjects Covered:

  • Contribution
  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support
  • Person-Centered Approaches and Thinking
  • Person-Centered Planning

Length: 3 minutes

Complexity of Social Meanings

Presenter: Judith North

About This Video:

Judith North uses a story to explain how complicated it can be for people with autism to unravel social meaning.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism

Length: 3 minutes

Compromise is Key for a Successful Relationship

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

This video shows how equal choice in a relationship is important.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Friendships and Community
  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 1 minute

Confidence

Presenter: Steve Dymond

About This Video:

Steve Dymond talks about the importance of the people you support being able to advocate for themselves, to recognize and report abuse, and what it takes for those people to feel confident enough to be able to do so.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Good Support
  • Rights
  • Advocacy
  • Choice and Control

Length: 1 minute

Confidence and Social Relationships

Presenter: Simon Haywood

About This Video:

Simon Haywood explores why people's confidence and skills may be low, and what you can do to address this.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism
  • Communication

Length: 2 minutes

Confidentiality and Documentation

Presenter: John Raffaele

About This Video:

John Raffaele explores the importance of confidentiality when documenting.

Subjects Covered:

  • Documentation
  • Good Support

Length: 2 minutes

Conflict and Perspective Team Exercise

Presenter: Kate Fulton

About This Video:

Kate Fulton and Julie Ann Chapman set the challenge to see things from a different perspective, and more importantly, seek to understand it.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 3 minutes

Conflict in Teams

Presenter: Kate Fulton

About This Video:

Kate Fulton and Julie Ann Chapman explain how conflict is inevitable and how different approaches can ensure that everyone is heard.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 5 minutes

Conflict of Interest

Presenter: Bob Fleischner

About This Video:

Bob Fleischner talks about conflict of interest to be aware of when being a supported decision-making supporter.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 2 minutes

Conflicting Perspectives

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Ally Cox discusses how conflicting perspectives can cause an argument and how to best approach the situation to avoid this.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 1 minute

Considering Another Person's Needs Before Your Own

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

John shows us how in a balanced relationship, sometimes your own needs are put aside for the needs of someone else.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Friendships and Community
  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 1 minute

Consistency After Death

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Monica Stannard explains how certain behaviors communicate feelings and the importance of consistency, by all support workers in dealing with these behaviors, gives reassurance to the person being supported.

Subjects Covered:

  • End of Life Care

Length: 2 minutes

Contributing to Agenda Story

Presenter: Nancy Shea

About This Video:

Nancy Shea discusses how letting team members take ownership for the meeting agenda opens it up to creative ideas that the manager may not think of.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 3 minutes

Control 1

Presenter: Simon Duffy

About This Video:

Simon Duffy expands on the subject of control, and the challenges and difficulties that may restrict people's rights to maintain control over their own lives.

Subjects Covered:

  • Choice and Control
  • Rights
  • Self-Determination

Length: 3 minutes

Control 2

Presenter: Simon Duffy

About This Video:

Simon Duffy talks about the importance of control. Simon helps us make the correlation between some of the worst cases of abuse and an absence of control.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Choice and Control
  • Rights
  • Self-Determination

Length: 2 minutes

Control 3

Presenter: Gary Kent

About This Video:

Gary Kent tells a story that explains how smaller decisions can have a significant impact on the choice and control that people have over their lives.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Choice and Control
  • Good Support
  • Listening
  • Person-Centered Approaches and Thinking
  • Rights

Length: 2 minutes

Control of Budget

Presenter: Gary Kent

About This Video:

Gary Kent explains how to help people take control of their own support budget. He also explains how important it is to ask questions, teach skills, and give knowledge to support increased control.

Subjects Covered:

  • Choice and Control
  • Managing Support Funding Creatively

Length: 1 minute

Control, Power, and Self-Determination

Presenter: Dave Hasbury

About This Video:

Dave Hasbury introduces how self-determination helps change the uneven balance of power many people experience.

Subjects Covered:

  • Choice and Control
  • Self-Determination

Length: 3 minutes

Controlling Seizures, Holistic View

Presenter: Torie Robinson

About This Video:

Torie Robinson discusses the pros and cons of anti-seizure medication, including side-effects.

Subjects Covered:

  • Epilepsy

Length: 3 minutes

Controlling the Meeting

Presenter: Jack Pearpoint

About This Video:

Jack Pearpoint expands on the importance of the person deciding who gets invited to a planning meeting, as well as the significance of giving people the time and space to speak for themselves during the meeting.

Subjects Covered:

  • Choice and Control
  • Good Support
  • Person-Centered Approaches and Thinking
  • Person-Centered Planning

Length: 3 minutes

Conversations About Aging

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Christine Towers explains the importance of having conversations about aging with the people you support in order to adapt the way you support them, so they can maintain their independence while still receiving the proper support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Aging
  • Growing Older

Length: 2 minutes

Coping with Dying

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Jene explains that although difficult, it is okay sometimes to give people permission to die when they have chronic discomfort, as it is a release for them to be free of the pain they were enduring.

Subjects Covered:

  • End of Life Care

Length: 2 minutes

Cory's Self-Determination Story

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Cory gives his firsthand experience with supported decision making.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 4 minutes

Counterfeit Criminality

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger explains the term counterfeit criminality and how it impacts the people we support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Advocacy
  • Boundaries
  • Friendships and Community

Length: 9 minutes

Cracking Sensory Stories, Creating

Presenter: Joanna Grace

About This Video:

Joanna Grace explains how you can create a sensory story.

Subjects Covered:

  • Profound and Multiple Intellectual Disabilities

Length: 4 minutes

Creating Sensory Accessibility

Presenter: Joanna Grace

About This Video:

Joanna Grace discusses the need to reduce processing choices due to the inability to process multiple senses at one time. She explains how people experience one sense at a time, which is often listening, while muting the other sensory experiences around them.

Subjects Covered:

  • Profound and Multiple Intellectual Disabilities

Length: 3 minutes

Creative Budget

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Lisa Meyhew-Edwards explains how vital it is to sit down and go over goals, assess, and customize the support and care that is needed when supporting a more creative approach to support funding.

Subjects Covered:

  • Managing Support Funding Creatively

Length: 1 minute

Critical Supervisor Story

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Jaymie Estevez explains how she had a supervisor who was new to the role and new to the field and came across as being very critical. She discusses how those actions became detrimental to the team.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 2 minutes

Crossing Traditional Boundaries

Presenter: Beth Mount

About This Video:

Beth Mount explains how support staff can cross traditional professional boundaries and explore how much more of themselves they might want to bring into a relationship.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support

Length: 2 minutes

Cultural Differences

Presenter: Clara Berg

About This Video:

Clara Berg uses her own experiences to demonstrate how different cultures understand disability.

Subjects Covered:

  • Families

Length: 6 minutes

Curfew

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

A real reason disability services gave to explain why people can’t stay up late. Human services shouldn’t be a military occupation.

Subjects Covered:

  • Open Future Social Media Videos

Length: 1 minute

Customized Employment

Presenter: Fredda Rosen

About This Video:

Fredda Rosen defines customized employment and explains what makes it a truly person-centered approach.

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment
  • Person-Centered Approaches and Thinking

Length: 2 minutes

Customized Employment Allows for Unique Opportunities

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Abby Schatten discusses how finding customized employment is not something that is typically advertised on hiring sites.

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment

Length: 1 minute

Customized Employment Explained

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Aimee Althoff explains exactly how customized employment works.

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment

Length: 4 minutes

Customized Employment Explained 2

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Abby Schatten explains how customized employment is concentrated on jobs that typically do not exist.

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment

Length: 1 minute

Customized Employment is a Different Planning Meeting

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Abby Schatten discusses how being in a customized meeting makes her feel and the joy it can bring to everyone involved because it focuses on the person’s skills

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment

Length: 2 minutes

Customized Employment to Facilitate Success

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Aimee Althoff talks about how customized employment can set up a person for success because they are able to negotiate certain needs prior to beginning employment.

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment

Length: 3 minutes

Dad Is Not Coming Back

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Monica Stannard tells the story of the difficulty of explaining to her son, James, that his father has passed away and the inability of James to understand the concept of death and its finality.

Subjects Covered:

  • Breaking Bad News
  • Communication
  • Families

Length: 4 minutes

Dangers of Unpaid Work

Presenter: Fredda Rosen

About This Video:

Fredda Rosen highlights some of the potential concerns regarding working for an employer for no pay.

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment

Length: 3 minutes

Darkness

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

A real reason given to explain why people were not “allowed” to stay up late.

Subjects Covered:

  • Open Future Social Media Videos

Length: 1 minute

Dating Strategies

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

This video gives helpful hints to make dating a success.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 1 minute

Death

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Jene explains that if you can come up with a plan to support someone through the process of dying, it can bring great comfort not only for the person who is dying, but also for the family and support workers involved.

Subjects Covered:

  • End of Life Care

Length: 7 minutes

Decision Making Story

Presenter: Simon Duffy

About This Video:

Simon Duffy uses a story to highlight the importance of reviewing people's capacity to make decisions.

Subjects Covered:

  • Choice and Control
  • Self-Determination

Length: 2 minutes

Dementia

Presenter: Diana Kerr

About This Video:

Diana Kerr defines dementia and introduces the different types of dementia and the affect they may have on different people.

Subjects Covered:

  • Dementia

Length: 1 minute

Dementia and Music

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Rita Arnett tells a story that illustrates that although people you support might not be as capable physically of doing what they once could, it is important to get creative and find other ways to keep them engaged in activities they enjoy.

Subjects Covered:

  • Aging
  • Growing Older

Length: 3 minutes

Dementia Calming Strategies

Presenter: Diana Kerr

About This Video:

Diana Kerr explains why you should and how you can bring joy, love, and relaxation into the life of someone with dementia.

Subjects Covered:

  • Dementia

Length: 2 minutes

Dementia Strategies

Presenter: Diana Kerr

About This Video:

Diana Kerr uses the story of Mary to review a range of strategies to help people with dementia who are experiencing a different reality.

Subjects Covered:

  • Dementia

Length: 7 minutes

Demonization of Documentation

Presenter: John Raffaele

About This Video:

John Raffaele explains why he feels documentation has become demonized and how we can change the way we think about this part of our work.

Subjects Covered:

  • Documentation

Length: 3 minutes

Depression

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Shineeca Mcleod explains how doctors can help people with disabilities understand their mental health illness and aid them in coming to the realization that they are still accepted by others, regardless of their mental health issues.

Subjects Covered:

  • Mental Health

Length: 1 minute

Depression Story

Presenter: Yona Lunsky

About This Video:

Yona Lunsky explains how we don’t focus enough on the topic of suicide and how there is much more we could do to help people before or when they feel like living their life is not worthwhile anymore.

Subjects Covered:

  • Mental Health

Length: 3 minutes

Describing Seizures

Presenter: Sally-Ann Remnant

About This Video:

Sally-Ann Remnant explains the importance of accurately describing what you witness when someone has a seizure.

Subjects Covered:

  • Documentation
  • Epilepsy

Length: 5 minutes

Desensitizing Medical Procedures

Presenter: Sally-Ann Remnant

About This Video:

Sally-Ann Remnant discusses ways to prepare people for medical appointments and procedures to create a positive experience, so they may receive the most accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.

Subjects Covered:

  • Epilepsy

Length: 4 minutes

Developing Self Confidence

Presenter: David Pitonyak

About This Video:

David Pitonyak explains some different ways that you can help the people you support to develop self-confidence in social situations.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support

Length: 8 minutes

Development of the Senses

Presenter: Joanna Grace

About This Video:

Joanna Grace explains how each person develops their senses differently and how everyone understands things on a different level.

Subjects Covered:

  • Profound and Multiple Intellectual Disabilities

Length: 2 minutes

Diagnosing Mental Illness

Presenter: Yona Lunsky

About This Video:

Yona Lunsky explains the importance of having someone to discuss how you are feeling in order to make the proper diagnosis, and to be cognizant that all people experience things differently.

Subjects Covered:

  • Mental Health

Length: 5 minutes

Diagnosis of Autism

Presenter: Judith North

About This Video:

Judith North describes how a diagnosis of an autistic spectrum condition is made.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism

Length: 2 minutes

Diagnostic Overshadowing

Presenter: David Pitonyak

About This Video:

David Pitonyak explains how the symptoms of health problems can be misattributed to the person's primary diagnosis.

Subjects Covered:

  • Challenging Behavior

Length: 2 min

Diagnostic Overshadowing

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Rita Arnett tells a story that reminds us that we need to rule out everything before we assume that new behaviors are just the side effect or result of their disability, because it could be something treatable and fixable that you are missing.

Subjects Covered:

  • Aging
  • Growing Older

Length: 2 minutes

Different Perspectives

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Ally Cox discusses how each person has a different perspective and how to avoid arguments and have a productive conversation, regardless of a difference of opinion.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 2 minutes

Different Perspectives

Presenter: Clara Berg

About This Video:

Clara Berg shares some thoughts on how to ensure families and support staff have a successful relationship.

Subjects Covered:

  • Families

Length: 2 minutes

Different Standards

Presenter: Peter Leidy

About This Video:

Peter Leidy suggests that in some instances we may cause a behavior problem. Peter explores the different standards that are often expected fof the people we support. Peter also asks why we use different words for the people we support than we use in our own lives.

Subjects Covered:

  • Challenging Behavior
  • Choice and Control
  • Good Support

Length: 4 minutes

Different Types of Disability Support Workers

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Isaac acts out different types of support workers.

Subjects Covered:

  • Open Future Social Media Videos

Length: 1 minute

Different types of Traumas

Presenter: Karyn Harvey

About This Video:

Karyn Harvey explains the different types of traumas and how many small amounts of trauma can have the same effects as one large amount of trauma.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Advocacy
  • Challenging Behavior
  • Good Support
  • Trauma Informed Care

Length: 2 minutes

Difficult Family?

Presenter: Clara Berg

About This Video:

Clara Berg says that she is not a difficult family, but a family with difficulties.

Subjects Covered:

  • Families

Length: 1 minute

Difficult Family?

Presenter: Janis Swindlehurst

About This Video:

Janis Swindlehurst provides a fascinating answer to the question, 'Are you a difficult family'?

Subjects Covered:

  • Families

Length: 2 minutes

Dignity of Risk Story

Presenter: Bob Fleischner

About This Video:

Bob Fleischner tells a story of a young man who is given the opportunity and dignity to make his own decisions, although being advised otherwise by his supported decision-making team.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 2 minutes

Direction, Purpose, and Meaning

Presenter: Simon Duffy

About This Video:

Simon Duffy introduces the importance of direction in our lives.

Subjects Covered:

  • Choice and Control
  • Good Support
  • Person-Centered Planning
  • Self-Determination

Length: 2 minutes

Disability Service Hypocritical

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Isaac and Marcus poke fun at how disability workers can be hypocritical.

Subjects Covered:

  • Open Future Social Media Videos

Length: 2 minutes

Disability Service Providers Be Like

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Isaac and Marcus show us the funny side of disability service providers.

Subjects Covered:

  • Open Future Social Media Videos

Length: 1 minute

Disability Services Be Like

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Isaac and Marcus show us why disability services are so funny.

Subjects Covered:

  • Open Future Social Media Videos

Length: 1 minute

Discovery Planning Meeting

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Kevin Crooks explains how he sets up a meeting with him, his staff, the job seekers, and the family members after the discovery process, to go over what they have learned and make a list of potential employers.

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment

Length: 1 minute

Do Not Patronize Me

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Richard delivers the message that it not okay to pity, patronize, point, or shout at people with a disability, as it makes them feel stupid and disrespected.

Subjects Covered:

  • Mental Health
  • Self-Esteem

Length: 2 minutes

Do Not Take Anger With You

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger explains the importance of acting like an adult at work and although you may be angry or frustrated, you need to put your negative feelings and emotions aside when supporting someone.

Subjects Covered:

  • Personal and Intimate Care

Length: 5 minutes

Documentation Accuracy

Presenter: John Raffaele

About This Video:

John Raffaele explains the importance of creating accurate documentation.

Subjects Covered:

  • Documentation

Length: 2 minutes

Documentation Accuracy and Clarity

Presenter: John Raffaele

About This Video:

John Raffaele shares a story that demonstrates the importance of accuracy and clarity when completing documentation.

Subjects Covered:

  • Documentation
  • Good Support

Length: 3 minutes

Documentation Handwriting

Presenter: John Raffaele

About This Video:

John Raffaele explains the importance of handwriting and provides some suggestions to help those who struggle with this part of their role.

Subjects Covered:

  • Documentation

Length: 3 minutes

Documentation Protecting People

Presenter: John Raffaele

About This Video:

John Raffaele tells the story of a staff team who through good documentation were able to protect the person they supported from a potentially abusive situation.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Documentation

Length: 5 minutes

Documentation Sensitivity

Presenter: John Raffaele

About This Video:

John Raffaele uses the example of completing bowl charts to explain why documentation needs to be completed sensitively.

Subjects Covered:

  • Documentation

Length: 2 minutes

Documenting With and Alongside People

Presenter: John Raffaele

About This Video:

John Raffaele introduces the concept of partnership documentation and the need for support staff to document with and alongside the people they support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Documentation
  • Good Support

Length: 3 minutes

Does A Diagnosis Help?

Presenter: Judith North

About This Video:

Judith North talks about the gift of a diagnosis but highlights that there are many things a diagnosis does not do.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism

Length: 2 minutes

Doing With Not For People

Presenter: Margaret Cushen

About This Video:

Margaret Cushen explores the difference between doing things with people instead of for them.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Active Support

Length: 2 minutes

Doing With, Not For

Presenter: Rachel Wright

About This Video:

Rachel Wright discusses the importance of including the person you are providing care for, although it may be easier to “do for.”

Subjects Covered:

  • Profound and Multiple Intellectual Disabilities

Length: 2 minutes

Don't Jump On Top of The Person

Presenter: David Pitonyak

About This Video:

In this film, taken from the module 'Jumping Into the Chaos of Things', David Pitonyak describes the importance of giving someone space when they are going through a difficult time.

Subjects Covered:

  • Challenging Behavior

Length: 5 minutes

Don't Speak For Me

Presenter: Janice Bartley

About This Video:

Janice Bartley talks about her own experiences of people who talk over and around her.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Documentation
  • Rights

Length: 4 minutes

Donuts and Disability

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

We created this film to start a conversation about the complicated work of direct support professionals. They often have, literally, people's lives in their watch and often have to contend with rights-restrictive planning. Please do not be offended by this, but let it create a deep look into how we can be EQUAL and SAFE and RESPECTFUL.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Choice and Control
  • Good Support
  • Rights

Length: 1 minute

Door to Door Potential

Presenter: Michael Kendrick

About This Video:

Michael Kendrick explains that through supported decision making we can unlock the true potential of people.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 2 minutes

Doris and Her Blue Hair

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger uses the story of Doris to explain how brutally honest we are with the people we support, and how we say things to the people we support that we would never say to our friends, family, and work colleagues.

Subjects Covered:

  • Boundaries
  • Good Support

Length: 4 minutes

Doug's Circle of Support

Presenter: Patti Scott

About This Video:

Doug Smith, with the help of Patti Scott, talks about his life and how his circle of support has helped him. This film highlights the innate need that we all share to have people in our lives.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Person-Centered Approaches and Thinking
  • Person-Centered Planning

Length: 4 minutes

Down Syndrome and Dementia

Presenter: Gary Kent

About This Video:

Gary Kent talks about down syndrome and dementia and why it is important to recognize the early stages of the disease.

Subjects Covered:

  • Aging
  • Growing Older
  • Dementia
  • Down syndrome

Length: 2 minutes

Drawing and Organizational Planning

Presenter: Patti Scott

About This Video:

Patti Scott describes how drawing or graphic facilitation can support organizations to keep closer to their own plans.

Subjects Covered:

  • Graphic Facilitation

Length: 4 minutes

Drawing Creates Change

Presenter: Dave Hasbury

About This Video:

Dave Hasbury explains how drawing or graphic facilitation can support creativity to help to enable change.

Subjects Covered:

  • Graphic Facilitation
  • Person-Centered Planning

Length: 2 minutes

Drawing Provides a Reference Point

Presenter: Dave Hasbury

About This Video:

Dave Hasbury explains how drawing or graphic facilitation can help to provide a reference point to the work we do with people.

Subjects Covered:

  • Graphic Facilitation
  • Person-Centered Planning

Length: 6 minutes

Drawing Starts a Public Commitment

Presenter: Dave Hasbury

About This Video:

Dave Hasbury describes how drawing or graphic facilitation supports a public commitment.

Subjects Covered:

  • Graphic Facilitation
  • Person-Centered Planning

Length: 3 minutes

Drawing Starts Conversations

Presenter: Dave Hasbury

About This Video:

Dave Hasbury describes an example to demonstrate how drawing or graphic facilitation can be used to start supportive conversations with others.

Subjects Covered:

  • Graphic Facilitation
  • Person-Centered Planning

Length: 2 minutes

Drawing Supports Creativity

Presenter: Dave Hasbury

About This Video:

Dave Hasbury explains how drawing or graphic facilitation can support a more creative approach to planning.

Subjects Covered:

  • Graphic Facilitation
  • Person-Centered Planning

Length: 2 minutes

Drawing Supports Listening

Presenter: Dave Hasbury

About This Video:

Dave Hasbury explains how drawing and graphic facilitation helps people to be heard and to see what was heard, and how it was understood.

Subjects Covered:

  • Graphic Facilitation
  • Listening
  • Person-Centered Planning

Length: 3 minutes

Drawing Supports Planning

Presenter: Dave Hasbury

About This Video:

Dave Hasbury explains how visuals are a natural and essential piece of planning.

Subjects Covered:

  • Graphic Facilitation
  • Person-Centered Planning

Length: 2 minutes

Drowning at Sea

Presenter: David Pitonyak

About This Video:

David Pitonyak uses this animated film to explain that often the people we support are terrified, and we barely seem to notice.

Subjects Covered:

  • Challenging Behavior
  • Good Support

Length: 3 minutes

Easy Read Information

Presenter: Steve Dymond

About This Video:

Steve Dymond explains what "easy read" information is and describes how it can be used.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Good Support

Length: 3 minutes

Ed's Story

Presenter: Joseph Macbeth

About This Video:

Joseph Macbeth tells the story of Ed and how he was supported to advocate for himself and manage the potential risks, so that he could move into his own home.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Choice and Control
  • Good Support
  • Rights
  • Risk

Length: 4 minutes

Effective Communication

Presenter: Kathie Snow

About This Video:

Kathie Snow tells a story about the importance of following the lead of the person you support and ensuring that you clarify what they are communicating to you, to avoid miscommunications.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Good Support

Length: 7 minutes

Effectiveness of Matching

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Rachel Pollock explains the research that her organization, Job Path, conducted demonstrating that people supported by the customized approach were more likely to keep their paid positions and need less support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment
  • Person-Centered Approaches and Thinking

Length: 2 minutes

Effects of Aging on Support

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Rita Arnett talks about the changes people experience as they grow older and how we can be mindful of these changes and support people accordingly.

Subjects Covered:

  • Aging
  • Growing Older

Length: 3 minutes

Effects of Getting Older

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Ian Davies explains that although he never really thought about it before, he realizes now that he is getting older and things like his hearing are changing and he needs more support now than ever.

Subjects Covered:

  • Aging
  • Growing Older

Length: 2 minutes

Eloping

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Fionn and Jonathan explain why someone with Down syndrome might run away. Although this can be scary, their interest in the world and desire to learn new things, without fears and apprehension, should be appreciated.

Subjects Covered:

  • Down syndrome

Length: 4 minutes

Embarrassing Script

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Fionn tells us how important it is to be careful on the internet and to be cautious about what you share.

Subjects Covered:

  • Down syndrome
  • Risk

Length: 2 minutes

Embedding Active Support in the Workplace

Presenter: Margaret Cushen

About This Video:

Margaret Cushen explains how to embed active support into your workplace.

Subjects Covered:

  • Active Support
  • Good Support

Length: 4 minutes

Embracing Disability

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger talks about how we can help people to embrace their disability and to develop honest, healthy self-esteem.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Good Support

Length: 6 minutes

Emergency Plan

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Christine Towers shares two stories that illustrate the importance of having a plan in place in case an emergency arises, and also what can go wrong if a plan is not in place.

Subjects Covered:

  • Aging
  • Growing Older

Length: 3 minutes

Employment and Community

Presenter: Jack Pearpoint

About This Video:

Jack Pearpoint tells the story of a man who started his own small business by helping others with their shopping needs. The business gave this man a form of paid work, served his needs to positively occupy his spare time, and, in turn, created a powerful way to network with, and contribute to, the community.

Subjects Covered:

  • Contribution
  • Employment
  • Friendships and Community
  • Person-Centered Planning

Length: 2 minutes

Employment and Families

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Aimee Althoff discusses how families can be involved in the customized employment process.

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment

Length: 3 minutes

Employment and Friendships

Presenter: Steve Dymond

About This Video:

Steve Dymond talks about how his own work experiences, as co-chair of the Cornwall Learning Disability Partnership Board and Chairman of Cornwall People First, have helped him make friends with many different people.

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment
  • Friendships and Community

Length: 1 minute

Employment Matchmaking

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Aimee Althoff talks about how important employment matchmaking is for both the job seeker and the employer.

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment

Length: 3 minutes

Employment Story

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Atiba T. Edwards tells us a story of the time when Christian Baptiste was able to help console a parent who was having a bad day.

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment
  • Open Future Social Media Videos
  • Autism

Length: 2 minutes

Enabling Choice

Presenter: Rachel Wright

About This Video:

Rachel Wright tells us how someone with complex needs may not be able to communicate to change their environment and discusses the importance of the individual having the ability to make choices.

Subjects Covered:

  • Profound and Multiple Intellectual Disabilities

Length: 1 minute

End of Life

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Richard explains what a good opportunity it is to know when someone is dying, so you can spend time and support them in their final days.

Subjects Covered:

  • End of Life Care

Length: 2 minutes

Engagement and Happiness

Presenter: Karyn Harvey

About This Video:

Karyn Harvey explains the importance of engagement in activities for a person's happiness and well-being.

Subjects Covered:

  • Trauma Informed Care

Length: 2 minutes

Engaging Through Problem Behaviors

Presenter: David Pitonyak

About This Video:

David Pitonyak describes how for some it is almost as if their problem behaviors are designed for others to be able to see them.

Subjects Covered:

  • Challenging Behavior
  • Communication
  • Listening

Length: 2 minutes

Enhancing Competencies

Presenter: Marc Tumeinski

About This Video:

Marc Tumeinski explains in more detail, and by example, some different competencies that are fundamentally important to the maintenance of valued social roles. It is useful to consider that, as Marc explains, not all valued roles require high levels of competency.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Valued Social Roles

Length: 4 minutes

Enhancing Image

Presenter: Marc Tumeinski

About This Video:

Marc Tumeinski introduces the importance of enhancing the image of the people you support, so that they may be positively perceived.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Valued Social Roles

Length: 2 minutes

Enjoying Care

Presenter: Rachel Wright

About This Video:

Rachel Wright discusses the importance of recognizing the person and not just seeing a list of tasks.

Subjects Covered:

  • Profound and Multiple Intellectual Disabilities

Length: 2 minutes

Entering a New World

Presenter: Maria Hodermarska

About This Video:

Maria Hodermarska explains some of the challenges she faced as a parent entering the world of services.

Subjects Covered:

  • Families

Length: 4 minutes

Epilepsy and Constipation

Presenter: Torie Robinson

About This Video:

Torie Robinson discusses constipation and the importance of identifying if constipation is due to medication, anxiety, or another health-related issue, in order to provide a better quality of life for the person.

Subjects Covered:

  • Epilepsy
  • Mental Health

Length: 2 minutes

Epilepsy and Employment

Presenter: Torie Robinson

About This Video:

Torie Robinson explains some of the restrictions surrounding employment when having epilepsy and how to manage expectations while focusing on where someone can excel.

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment
  • Epilepsy

Length: 3 minutes

Epilepsy and Mental Health

Presenter: Torie Robinson

About This Video:

Torie Robinson details the high rate of mental illness amongst people with epilepsy and the importance of addressing mental health.

Subjects Covered:

  • Epilepsy
  • Mental Health

Length: 2 minutes

Epilepsy and Personal Balance

Presenter: Torie Robinson

About This Video:

Torie Robison discusses the importance of quality of life and creating a balance between the frequency of seizures and the side effects of medications.

Subjects Covered:

  • Epilepsy

Length: 3 minutes

Epilepsy Care Plan

Presenter: Sally-Ann Remnant

About This Video:

Sally-Ann Remnant discusses the importance of a written care plan with detailed information, including a description of an individual’s seizures, and the importance of including the length of seizure and recovery details.

Subjects Covered:

  • Epilepsy
  • Good Support

Length: 4 minutes

Epilepsy Medication Management

Presenter: Sally-Ann Remnant

About This Video:

Sally-Ann Remnant discusses the importance of knowing the person you support and having knowledge of their medications.

Subjects Covered:

  • Medication Administration
  • Epilepsy
  • Good Support

Length: 4 minutes

Epilepsy Medication Side Effects

Presenter: Torie Robinson

About This Video:

Torie Robinson gives a personal overview of the side effects of anti-seizure medications.

Subjects Covered:

  • Epilepsy

Length: 2 minutes

Equally Sexual

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

People with disabilities are fully human and equally sexual.

Subjects Covered:

  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 1 minute

Erin's Funeral

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Rita Arnett tells a story about a woman who passed away and no one asked the woman what she wanted for her death. Rita explains that these conversations are important to have before it is too late, so you can give the people you support what they wish upon their death.

Subjects Covered:

  • Aging
  • Growing Older

Length: 1 minute

Erin's Story

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Rita Arnett tells a story that illustrates the importance of keeping people informed as someone they know suffers from the effects of aging.

Subjects Covered:

  • Aging
  • Growing Older

Length: 3 minutes

Every Moment Has Potential

Presenter: Margaret Cushen

About This Video:

Margaret Cushen explains that every moment has potential for active support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Active Support
  • Good Support

Length: 2 minutes

Everyday Communication

Presenter: Rachel Wright

About This Video:

Rachel Wright explains the importance of not looking at communication as a task to check off a list, but rather making communication an intentional priority throughout the day, for the person you support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Profound and Multiple Intellectual Disabilities

Length: 2 minutes

Everyone Can Work

Presenter: Fredda Rosen

About This Video:

Fredda Rosen explains that people with particularly profound or complex disabilities have been written off in the past. However, she suggests that if you know that the person can do one thing, or one task, then you also know that they can work.

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment
  • Good Support

Length: 2 minutes

Everyone is Different

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Stuart Mills shares examples that illustrate that the stereotype, “Everyone with Down Syndrome is the same,” is simply not true.

Subjects Covered:

  • Down syndrome

Length: 1 minute

Everyone Makes Decisions

Presenter: Bob Fleischner

About This Video:

This video explains how supported decision making is based on the concept that everyone makes decisions by asking advice, getting opinions, and advice from others. People we support should be granted the same opportunities.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 1 minute

Example of Supported Decision Making

Presenter: Bob Fleischner

About This Video:

Bob Fleischner tells a story of a woman that, with the help of supported decision making and a lot of time, support, advice, and effort, was able to make her own informed decision regarding her medicine.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 4 minutes

Exclusion and Trauma

Presenter: Karyn Harvey

About This Video:

Karyn Harvey explains how being excluded can cause trauma and hence, behavior issues.

Subjects Covered:

  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Challenging Behavior

Length: 3 minutes

Exercise and Keeping Fit

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Fionn and Jonathan explain the importance of exercise and detail the activities that they partake in together to lead a healthy and fit life.

Subjects Covered:

  • Down syndrome

Length: 4 minutes

Expectations and Patience

Presenter: Myles Himmelreich

About This Video:

Myles Himmelreich explains how to promote patience and appropriate expectations when supporting someone with FASD.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 3 minutes

Experience All the Elements

Presenter: Rachel Wright

About This Video:

Rachel Wright discusses the significance of individuals with complex needs experiencing all elements of nature such as rain, wind, heat, etc.

Subjects Covered:

  • Profound and Multiple Intellectual Disabilities

Length: 2 minutes

Experience of Abuse

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Evelyn Perez explains that after her daughter was abused, it became very difficult to let other people care for her.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention

Length: 2 minutes

Experience of Seizures

Presenter: Torie Robinson

About This Video:

Torie Robinson gives a personal account of her experience with seizures and discusses the different types of seizures.

Subjects Covered:

  • Epilepsy

Length: 6 minutes

Explaining Prader-Willi

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Patricia Morgan explains how support workers can help people with Prader-Willi Syndrome be able to speak to others about their disability without it being the sole focus of the conversation.

Subjects Covered:

  • Prader-Willi

Length: 3 minutes

Exploring Discovery

Presenter: Fredda Rosen

About This Video:

Fredda Rosen talks about using the discovery process as a tool to learn about the person when preparing for employment.

Subjects Covered:

  • Contribution
  • Employment

Length: 2 minutes

Exploring Freedom

Presenter: Patti Scott

About This Video:

Patti Scott talks about people who have used self-determination to find their own home and manage their own staff team, some of the common misconceptions people have, and the powerful learning that takes place when they can exercise this freedom.

Subjects Covered:

  • Choice and Control
  • Risk
  • Self-Determination

Length: 4 minutes

Exploring the Sensual

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger talks about the importance of discovering what someone finds sensually fulfilling.

Subjects Covered:

  • Sexuality and Relationships
  • Good Support

Length: 7 minutes

Expressing Grief

Presenter: Irene Tuffrey-Wijne

About This Video:

Irene Tuffrey-Wijne tells a story that illustrates how it may take many years for people with disabilities to express grief and loss, and possibly decades for profound grief and loss.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Communication
  • Breaking Bad News

Length: 4 minutes

Eye Contact

Presenter: Kathie Snow

About This Video:

Kathie Snow tells a story about her own son Benjamin that shows the assumptions that some people make when people are not making eye contact.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Good Support
  • Listening

Length: 5 minutes

F Word

Presenter: Peter Leidy

About This Video:

Peter Leidy introduces Sherry's story that inspired him to write the song, 'F Word.' This song is a humorous song about Sherry speaking her mind and how the staff had to record this word.

Subjects Covered:

  • Challenging Behavior
  • Choice and Control
  • Good Support
  • Rights
  • Self-Determination

Length: 12 minutes

Fading Paid Support, Maximizing Natural Supports

Presenter: Lynda Kahn

About This Video:

Lynda Kahn tells a story that helped her organization reflect on the tendency to over support people and the need to think more about natural support as a way to fade their own paid supports.

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment
  • Good Support

Length: 3 minutes

Families and Employment

Presenter: Fredda Rosen

About This Video:

Fredda Rosen highlights the important role that families play when planning for employment.

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment
  • Person-Centered Planning

Length: 2 minutes

FASD an Invisible Disability

Presenter: Christine Lilley

About This Video:

Christine Lilley explains why FASD is considered to be an invisible disability.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 1 minute

FASD and Effective Language

Presenter: Marsha Wilson

About This Video:

Marsha Wilson explains how she adjusts her language to better support people who have FASD.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
  • Communication

Length: 1 minute

FASD and Employment

Presenter: Marsha Wilson

About This Video:

Marsha Wilson tells a story about her son and how he has been successfully supported into employment.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
  • Employment

Length: 2 minutes

FASD and Executive Functioning

Presenter: Christine Lilley

About This Video:

Christine Lilley explains a way to understand the executive functioning difficulties that people with FASD experience.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 1 minute

FASD and Executive Functions

Presenter: Christine Lilley

About This Video:

Christine Lilley explains how people with FASD struggle with executive functions and abstract thinking.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 1 minute

FASD and Health Difficulties

Presenter: Myles Himmelreich

About This Video:

Myles Himmelreich speaks about the increased health difficulties that people with FASD experience.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 4 minutes

FASD and Personal Care

Presenter: Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt

About This Video:

Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt speaks about some approaches and strategies to think about when supporting someone with FASD with personal care.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 3 minutes

FASD and Secondary Disabilities

Presenter: Marsha Wilson

About This Video:

Marsha Wilson talks about some of the secondary disabilities that people with FASD experience. Marsha goes on to explain how we can avoid, or better support, those disabilities.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 3 minutes

FASD and Sensory Difficulties 1

Presenter: Myles Himmelreich

About This Video:

Myles Himmelreich speaks about some different sensory difficulties that people with FASD may be experiencing and how they can be better supported.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 3 minutes

FASD and Sensory Difficulties 2

Presenter: Myles Himmelreich

About This Video:

Myles Himmelreich speaks more about some of the sensory difficulties that people with FASD and how to better support them.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 3 minutes

FASD and Sleep

Presenter: Marsha Wilson

About This Video:

Marsha Wilson explains the challenges and solutions that people with FASD have and their need regarding sleep.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 2 minutes

FASD and Stigma

Presenter: Marsha Wilson

About This Video:

Marsha Wilson speaks about the stigma she has experienced as a mother of a child who has FASD.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 3 minutes

FASD and Stress

Presenter: Christine Lilley

About This Video:

Christine Lilley describes the impact that stress has on someone with FASD.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 2 minutes

FASD and Structure

Presenter: Marsha Wilson

About This Video:

Marsha Wilson explains how building structure into her son's life has brought safety.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 2 minutes

FASD Avoiding Conflict

Presenter: Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt

About This Video:

Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt talks about the importance of avoiding conflict and arguments with a person who has FASD, and how you can do this.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 2 minutes

FASD Being Taken Advantage Of

Presenter: Christine Lilley

About This Video:

Christine Lilley explains why people with FASD are sometimes taken advantage of.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 1 minute

FASD Building on Strengths

Presenter: Christine Lilley

About This Video:

Christine Lilley explains how you can investigate and build on the strengths of the person with FASD that you support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 1 minute

FASD Confusion, Not Lying

Presenter: Christine Lilley

About This Video:

Christine Lilley explains why confusion can be misinterpreted as lying for people with FASD.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 1 minute

FASD Consistently Inconsistent

Presenter: Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt

About This Video:

Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt explains the need to understand why people who have FASD are consistently inconsistent.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 1 minute

FASD Defined

Presenter: Christine Lilley

About This Video:

Christine Lilley offers a short definition of FASD.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 1 minute

FASD Does Not Define Me

Presenter: Myles Himmelreich

About This Video:

Myles Himmelreich explains why FASD does not define him.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 3 minutes

FASD Importance of Diagnosis

Presenter: Christine Lilley

About This Video:

Christine Lilley explains the different ways in which a diagnosis can be important for someone with FASD.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 2 minutes

FASD Is a Spectrum

Presenter: Christine Lilley

About This Video:

Christine Lilley explains why FASD is a spectrum and the different ways that it affects people.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 1 minute

FASD Keeping People Safe

Presenter: Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt

About This Video:

Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt speaks about difficulties and strategies to keep people with FASD safe.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
  • Risk

Length: 4 minutes

FASD Lesson Learned

Presenter: Marsha Wilson

About This Video:

Marsha Wilson offers some thoughts on lessons she has learned about FASD.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 1 minute

FASD Lessons Learned

Presenter: Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt

About This Video:

Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt talks about some of the lessons she has learned from supporting people with FASD.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 3 minutes

FASD Money and Budgeting

Presenter: Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt

About This Video:

Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt speaks about some approaches and strategies to think about when supporting someone with FASD with money and budgeting.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
  • Good Support

Length: 2 minutes

FASD Organization and Structure

Presenter: Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt

About This Video:

Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt tells a story about supporting a woman with FASD and how she was able to better support her and help her to apply a more structured and organized approach to her life.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
  • Good Support

Length: 4 minutes

FASD Patience

Presenter: Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt

About This Video:

Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt speaks about the patience needed when supporting someone who has FASD.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 2 minutes

FASD Safety and Security

Presenter: Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt

About This Video:

Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt highlights the need for people with FASD to experience safety and security.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 2 minutes

FASD Stigma and Struggles

Presenter: Myles Himmelreich

About This Video:

Myles Himmelreich speaks about the stigma and struggles that he has experienced as a person with FASD.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 2 minutes

FASD Supporting Success

Presenter: Christine Lilley

About This Video:

Christine Lilley explains some strategies and approaches to support success for someone who has FASD.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 2 minutes

FASD, Structure, and Consistency

Presenter: Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt

About This Video:

Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt talks about the importance of and strategies relating to structure for people who have FASD.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 1 minute

Favorites?

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Marcus can’t wait to hear who Isaac’s favorite is!

Subjects Covered:

  • Open Future Social Media Videos

Length: 1 minute

Fay Builds Relationships and Community

Presenter: David Pitonyak

About This Video:

David Pitonyak explains how Fay, who was once very lonely, built friendships and relationships in her local community.

Subjects Covered:

  • Contribution
  • Friendships and Community
  • Valued Social Roles

Length: 6 minutes

Fay's Broken Heart

Presenter: David Pitonyak

About This Video:

David Pitonyak tells the story about Fay's isolation.

Subjects Covered:

  • Challenging Behavior
  • Friendships and Community

Length: 3 minutes

Fear of the Future

Presenter: Diana McCourt

About This Video:

Diana McCourt explains that having lived it, she will always fear that institutions might re-emerge.

Subjects Covered:

  • Families

Length: 1 minute

Fear, Shame, and Art

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Fionn and Jonathan explain how people with Down syndrome have the unique ability to teach others about being human through art.

Subjects Covered:

  • Down syndrome

Length: 4 minutes

Feedback Story

Presenter: Kate Fulton

About This Video:

Katie Fulton and Julie Ann Chapman discuss the importance of receiving feedback in order to become more effective.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 2 minutes

Feelings Associated with Not Being Able to Date

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

This video shows how people with disabilities feel when people tell them they are not ready for intimate relationships.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Friendships and Community
  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 2 minutes

Finding a Safe Place to Be Intimate

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

This video explains the importance of finding a safe place to be intimate with your partner.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 1 minute

Finding Another Way

Presenter: Julie Beadle-Brown

About This Video:

Julie Beadle-Brown explains what to do when things do not work when doing active support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Active Support

Length: 3 minutes

Finding Meaning and Purpose

Presenter: Jack Pearpoint

About This Video:

Jack Pearpoint tells an inspiring story about a man who was experiencing a lot of anger and frustration. This man's story demonstrates the power of a meaningful and purposeful life and the importance of control.

Subjects Covered:

  • Challenging Behavior
  • Choice and Control
  • Contribution
  • Employment
  • Good Support
  • Listening
  • Person-Centered Approaches and Thinking
  • Person-Centered Planning

Length: 4 minutes

Finding Our Place

Presenter: Gary Kent

About This Video:

Gary Kent talks about an exercise that he performed with a team of professionals to explain the importance of finding our place in society.

Subjects Covered:

  • Contribution
  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support
  • Valued Social Roles

Length: 2 minutes

Finding Peoples Why

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Marybeth Witkop talks about how it is important to understand what their support staff’s passions are and ways to support them, as their supervisor.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 2 minutes

Five Accomplishments

Presenter: Heather Simmons

About This Video:

Heather Simmons speaks about the usefulness of John O'Brien's five accomplishments.

Subjects Covered:

  • Choice and Control
  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support
  • Rights
  • Sexuality and Relationships
  • Valued Social Roles

Length: 4 minutes

Flexible Approach

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Cameron Turner describes how a flexible approach to a man’s support budget helped him to learn how to cook independently.

Subjects Covered:

  • Managing Support Funding Creatively

Length: 2 minutes

Flexible Hours

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Will Alpass explains how Stuart was able to take charge of his support funding and move it around where he needed it most.

Subjects Covered:

  • Managing Support Funding Creatively

Length: 2 minutes

Focus on Successes

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Colleen Hellmann talks about how she begins her team meetings by bringing up the team’s successes before any other topics. She explains how this helps to lift the team’s morale.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 2 minutes

Focus On What I Can Do

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Pat explains how focusing on what people can do, rather than what they cannot do, helps people with disabilities to reach their full potential.

Subjects Covered:

  • Mental Health
  • Self-Esteem

Length: 1 minute

Focusing on the Positive of Prader-Willi Syndrome

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Patrice Carroll promises that if you can focus on all the good qualities that people with Prader-Willi Syndrome possess and accept that there will be challenges at times, you will see that this is a phenomenal group of people to support and spend time with

Subjects Covered:

  • Prader-Willi

Length: 3 minutes

Form and Function

Presenter: Sarah Clayton

About This Video:

Sarah Clayton discusses how shape pertains to function and how that needs to be carried over into an individual’s care plan.

Subjects Covered:

  • Profound and Multiple Intellectual Disabilities
  • Postural Care

Length: 2 minutes

Freedom from the Institution

Presenter: Bernard Carabello

About This Video:

Bernard Carabello explains the freedom he now feels, and the control he now has over his life since leaving the institution.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Choice and Control
  • Home
  • Good Support
  • Rights
  • Self-Determination

Length: 1 minute

Freedom To Me

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Samantha Hughes talks about what freedom means to her.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Rights

Length: 1 minute

Friends Are Brilliant

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Isaac shares with us what a friend means to him. They’re Brilliant!!!

Subjects Covered:

  • Open Future Social Media Videos

Length: 1 minute

Friends by Gregory

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Gregory Tino shares a poem he wrote about him and his friends and how much they mean to him.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Open Future Social Media Videos

Length: 2 minutes

Friendship and Happiness

Presenter: Karyn Harvey

About This Video:

Karyn Harvey explains how meaningful friendships and relationships are directly correlated to people's level of happiness.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Trauma Informed Care

Length: 2 minutes

Friendships and Community

Presenter: Rachel Wright

About This Video:

Rachel Wright talks about the importance of ensuring that people with complex needs spend time with different groups of people such as peers, friends, and family, and not just with the people paid to be there.

Subjects Covered:

  • Profound and Multiple Intellectual Disabilities

Length: 1 minute

Friendships Help

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Pat explains the importance of maintaining social relationships for her mental health such as lunch dates, shopping trips, and phone conversations, and how not having these social connections can lead to feelings of loneliness and depression.

Subjects Covered:

  • Mental Health
  • Friendships and Community

Length: 2 minutes

Frontline of Defense

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger explains why we must teach people with disabilities the skills themselves, so they can recognize and report abuse.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Good Support
  • Rights
  • Choice and Control

Length: 4 minutes

Fun Script

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Fionn and his dad explain some of the benefits of social media which include having fun!

Subjects Covered:

  • Down syndrome

Length: 1 minute

The Fatal Four

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Rita Arnett explains that the top four reasons people with disabilities die - constipation, aspiration, seizures, and dehydration- are, in fact, both treatable and preventable.

Subjects Covered:

  • Aging
  • Growing Older

Length: 2 minutes

G-L
LIST
Gaining My Trust
Gathering a Circle of Support
Get That S*** Out!
Get to Know People
Getting Cory Guardianship
Getting Creative
Getting Older and Friendships
Getting Services and a Diagnosis
Getting to Know Lynda
Getting To Know People
Getting to Know People 2
Getting To Know People 3
Golfer Story
Good Communication
Good Intentions Gone Bad
Good Person-Centered Planning
Good Support
Graded Assistance
Gravity, Sleep, and Postural Care
Great Communication with Doctors
Great Example of Supported Decision Making
Group Interviews
Growing Friendships and Community
Growing Older Perspective 1
Growing Older Perspective 2
Growing Together, Sharing Mistakes
Guardian Imagining Better
Guided Meditation Example
Gym Story
Hamlet
Hands Off, It's My Home!
Happy Staff
Harley Davidson Story
Haters
Hates R Word
Have a Conversation
He Is Not Your Helper
Hearts and Heads
HELP - Environment
HELP - Health
HELP - Life Events
HELP - Psychiatric Disorder
Help Each Other
Help For Your Team
Helping a Team Find Their Why
Helping a Team to Collaborate and Brainstorm
Helping Employee Navigate a Gruff Employer
Helping People Be in Control
Helping People Make Decisions
Helping People to Draw Their Own Boundaries
Helping Staff Find Their Own Solutions
Helping Staff Teams, Intensive Interaction
Helping the Team
History Makes the Person
Home and Family
Home Environment
Home Safe Place
Hot Dog
How Are You
How Does It Feel?
How I Stay Safe
How I Use Social Media
How Risky Is It To Live In Service
How to Ask Someone Out
How to Become Known in Community
How to Help People
How to Incorrectly Handle Rejection
How to Keep a Job
How to Meet and Get to Know Someone
How to Meet Someone
How You Feel
Hypocrisy of Choice
I AM
I am a Difficult Parent
I am Not Broken
I am Only Autistic When You Are There
I Did Not Touch a Private Part
I Don’t See Your Disability
I Got Cancer
I Have Down Syndrome
I Love My Guys
I Said No
I Thought Guardianship Was Just Keeping Him Safe
I Want a Girlfriend
I Want a White
I Wasn't Told
Icy Stairs
Ideas for Compassion in Work Life
If She Told Me
If Supervision is Not Working
Illness, Disease or Normal Aging
Image and Competency Enhancement
Imbalance of Power
Impact of Team Conflict
Impatience and Expectations
Importance of Assistive Technology
Importance of Being Paid
Importance of Families
Importance of Paid Work
Importance of Postural Care
Importance of Relationships
Important Stuff
Improving Relationships and Prader-Willi Syndrome
Inclusion Helps Everyone
Inclusive Approach
Independent, Not Dependent
Informal Safeguards
Informed Consent
Inside of Me Story
Inspirational
Instead of Ultimatums, Give Choices
Institutional Abuse
Intensive Interaction Conversation
Intensive Interaction Example 1
Intensive Interaction Example 2
Intensive Interaction Strategies
Intentional Teamwork
Interactions with Doctors
Interdependent
Internal vs. External Motivators of Prader-Willi Syndrome
Internalizing Concerns
Interpreting Communication
Introducing Dementia
Introducing People to Community
Intrusion of Support
Investing in People with Supervision
Invisible Support
Involve and Speak to People
Involved
Is Life a Game of Charades?
Isaac Switches Roles
It Is My Home
It is Okay to be Upset
It Should Not Be Luck
It Takes a Relationship
It Takes Time
It's Not About Being An Artist
Italian Stallion
It’s What They Prefer
Jack's Budget
Jack's Story
James and Barry Change
Job Creation
John Wants A Balanced Relationship
Jumping to Conclusions
Just Not Good Enough
Keeping a Friend
Keeping Busy Keeps Me Healthy
Keeping Communication Simple
Keeping it Simple
Keith's Story
Killing Disability Inspiration Porn
Know the Disability
Know the Person
Knowing What is Going to Happen
Knowing Your Sexual Rights
Knowledge is Power
Lack of Friends
Lack of Trust
Lacking Ability
Language and Sensory Processing
Late Diagnosis
Leading the Way to Good Health
Learning About Relationships
Learning Body Privacy
Leaving the Institution
Leaving Your Phone
Left-Handed
Lemon Meringue Pie
Less Intervention, More Teaching
Lester's Story
Let People Affect You
Let People Take the Lead
Let the Person See You Are Not Overwhelmed
Life at Willowbrook
Life Story Books
Life Story Work and George's Story
Life Wasting
Lisa Compromises for John
Listen to People
Listening to People
Listening With Heart
Little and Often
Living in a Home
Living On Your Own and Prader-Willi Syndrome
Living Together with Prader-Willi Syndrome
Lizzie Emeh's Story
Loneliness is the Only Disability
Loneliness Overlooked
Looking After My Mental Health
Looking Beyond Behavior
Losing a Friend
Losing an Interest
Losing Job Consequences
Lost Direction
Low Morale Impacts People Supported
Lucky Parents
Lyn Peter's Gift
Parents Lesson Learned
Trudy's Story
Gaining My Trust

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Evelyn Perez explains what it takes to gain her trust as a parent.

Subjects Covered:

  • Families

Length: 1 minute

Gathering a Circle of Support

Presenter: Jack Pearpoint

About This Video:

Jack Pearpoint explains how to gather a circle of support and how the story of the person you support can help to engage people to be part of the circle.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Person-Centered Approaches and Thinking
  • Person-Centered Planning

Length: 4 minutes

Get That S*** Out!

Presenter: Janice Bartley

About This Video:

Janice Bartley shares how she got some upsetting and inappropriate wording out of her file. Warning: Contains Swear Words.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Documentation
  • Rights

Length: 1 minute

Get to Know People

Presenter: Michael Kendrick

About This Video:

Michael Kendrick talks about how person-centered planning helps to meet each person's individual and unique needs.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 1 minute

Getting Cory Guardianship

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

A mother's story of the hardships their family faced when choosing guardianship for her son.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 4 minutes

Getting Creative

Presenter: Yona Lunsky

About This Video:

Yona Lunsky explains that we must be open to being creative in finding new approaches to help the people we support who are struggling with their mental health. Helping the people you support understand that there will be setbacks through this journey will help them to cope better when they are struggling.

Subjects Covered:

  • Mental Health

Length: 3 minutes

Getting Older and Friendships

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Ian Davies talks about the importance of friendships as he is getting older and the fear of what would happen if he was ever to lose these important connections in his life.

Subjects Covered:

  • Aging
  • Growing Older

Length: 1 minute

Getting Services and a Diagnosis

Presenter: Maria Hodermarska

About This Video:

Maria Hodermarska tells her own story about getting services for her son, and unexpectedly, a diagnosis.

Subjects Covered:

  • Families

Length: 13 minutes

Getting to Know Lynda

Presenter: David Pitonyak

About This Video:

David Pitonyak describes how he got to know Lynda, a lady with complicated support needs.

Subjects Covered:

  • Challenging Behavior

Length: 3 minutes

Getting To Know People

Presenter: David Pitonyak

About This Video:

David Pitonyak explains how he gets to know people.

Subjects Covered:

  • Challenging Behavior

Length: 2 minutes

Getting to Know People 2

Presenter: Harvey Pacht

About This Video:

Harvey Pacht introduces some thoughts about getting to know people.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community

Length: 1 minute

Getting To Know People 3

Presenter: Doreen Kelly

About This Video:

Doreen Kelly explains how her organization gathers information about the people they support and how they use this information.

Subjects Covered:

  • Challenging Behavior
  • Listening
  • Person-Centered Planning

Length: 3 minutes

Golfer Story

Presenter: Gary Kent

About This Video:

Gary Kent tells a story about a man who was helped to use his support budget creatively to enable his interest in golf, so that he could play more independently.

Subjects Covered:

  • Choice and Control
  • Managing Support Funding Creatively

Length: 2 minutes

Good Communication

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Jene explains that although you don’t know exactly how much the person you support understands about the death and dying, we owe it to them to be honest about what is happening and treat them like you would anyone else in that same situation.

Subjects Covered:

  • End of Life Care

Length: 2 minutes

Good Intentions Gone Bad

Presenter: John Raffaele

About This Video:

John Raffaele tells the story of a man who wanted to learn to drive and explains how the support workers good intentions went bad.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Rights
  • Risk

Length: 3 minutes

Good Person-Centered Planning

Presenter: Simon Duffy

About This Video:

Simon Duffy talks about the person-centered planning process that was used to help a gentleman named Patrick to leave an institution.

Subjects Covered:

  • Challenging Behavior
  • Friendships and Community
  • Listening
  • Person-Centered Approaches and Thinking
  • Person-Centered Planning

Length: 7 minutes

Good Support

Presenter: Lynda Kahn

About This Video:

Lynda Kahn talks about what good support means to her. Lynda goes on to suggest we should think about, "If I needed support, how would I like that offered to me?"

Subjects Covered:

  • Contribution
  • Good Support
  • Person-Centered Approaches and Thinking

Length: 2 minutes

Graded Assistance

Presenter: Julie Beadle-Brown

About This Video:

Julie Beadle-Brown explains the term graded assistance and how it works when doing active support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Active Support

Length: 8 minutes

Gravity, Sleep, and Postural Care

Presenter: Rachel Wright

About This Video:

Rachel Wright discusses postural care during sleeping and how to make the most of the sleeping posture.

Subjects Covered:

  • Profound and Multiple Intellectual Disabilities
  • Postural Care

Length: 3 minutes

Great Communication with Doctors

Presenter: Amanda Sawyer

About This Video:

As a psychiatrist, Amanda Sawyer explains that it is beneficial when a support worker documents all medications taken and how each affects the person taking it, both negatively and positively, so together they can help the person being supported achieve optimal mental health.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Good Support
  • Mental Health

Length: 2 minutes

Great Example of Supported Decision Making

Presenter: Michael Kendrick

About This Video:

Michael Kendrick tells an inspirational story of a dying man's last wishes and how they were answered with the help of supported decision making.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 3 minutes

Group Interviews

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Leighton Jay explains how the team conduct group interviews, in order to find the right fit for Paul.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 1 minute

Growing Friendships and Community

Presenter: Beth Mount

About This Video:

Beth Mount used this animated film to explain that our service systems have a history of disconnecting people from the relationships they do have. Beth goes on to highlight the importance of helping people contribute to the community as a means of growing new relationships.

Subjects Covered:

  • Contribution
  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support

Length: 2 minutes

Growing Older Perspective 1

Presenter: Gina Brelesky

About This Video:

Gina Brelesky explains how a stable and experienced staff team can use their knowledge of people as they grow older.

Subjects Covered:

  • Aging
  • Growing Older

Length: 2 minutes

Growing Older Perspective 2

Presenter: Gina Brelesky

About This Video:

Gina Brelesky explains the importance of finding ways to gain perspective on the effects of aging in order to understand and support people who are growing older.

Subjects Covered:

  • Aging
  • Growing Older

Length: 2 minutes

Growing Together, Sharing Mistakes

Presenter: Gina Brelesky

About This Video:

Gina Brelesky reminds supervisors that while using the Person-Centered Supervision approach, you do not have to be perfect. Being willing to work together with your support staff can help your team grow together.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 2 minutes

Guardian Imagining Better

Presenter: Michael Kendrick

About This Video:

Michael Kendrick explains how guardianship could be more successful if it shifted from stopping bad things from happening and began creating new life opportunities.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 2 minutes

Guided Meditation Example

Presenter: Peter Leidy

About This Video:

Peter Leidy leads us through a simple guided mindfulness practice.

Subjects Covered:

  • Self-Care

Length: 4 minutes

Gym Story

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Cameron Turner explains how a woman was able to be creative with her support funding and reach her goal to be healthier and lose weight.

Subjects Covered:

  • Choice and Control
  • Managing Support Funding Creatively

Length: 2 minutes

Hamlet

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

This video was created to support “The Stay Up Late Campaign”. What if you weren’t allowed to control your own bedtime? This video illustrates the need for flexible support schedules.

Subjects Covered:

  • Choice and Control

Length: 1 minute

Hands Off, It's My Home!

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Hands Off It's My Home is a song that highlights the rights people have in their own homes.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Choice and Control
  • Good Support
  • Home
  • Listening
  • Person-Centered Approaches and Thinking
  • Rights
  • Risk
  • Self-Determination
  • Self-Esteem

Length: 2 minutes

Happy Staff

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

This video highlights the importance of never underestimating your power.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support

Length: 1 minute

Harley Davidson Story

Presenter: Joseph Macbeth

About This Video:

Joseph Macbeth uses a story about a man who wanted to be part of a Harley Davidson club and community to explain why we should not judge other people's wishes and desires.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Person-Centered Approaches and Thinking
  • Rights

Length: 3 minutes

Haters

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Isaac gives us some examples of what the haters say.

Subjects Covered:

  • Open Future Social Media Videos

Length: 1 minute

Hates R Word

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Isaac and Marcus share with us what it sounds like when someone says that the “R” word is okay.

Subjects Covered:

  • Open Future Social Media Videos

Length: 1 minute

Have a Conversation

Presenter: Charles Archer

About This Video:

Charles Archer explains the importance of being unafraid to have conversations about race, gender, sexuality, etc. for change to occur in our profession, and society in general.

Subjects Covered:

  • Diversity
  • Communication
  • Rights

Length: 2 minutes

He Is Not Your Helper

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger and Karyn Harvey explain how the opinions of people that power over others have more meaning than the opinions of people without power.

Subjects Covered:

  • Diversity

Length: 2 minutes

Hearts and Heads

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Christine explains how all behavior is communication and it is important for staff members to realize this and attempt to figure out why the person they are supporting is acting the way they are. We need to think with both our heads and our hearts when supporting people with disabilities.

Subjects Covered:

  • Mental Health
  • Challenging Behavior

Length: 4 minutes

HELP - Environment

Presenter: Yona Lunsky

About This Video:

Utilizing the acronym “HELP” to examine why someone is feeling poorly, Yona Lunsky explains that it is important to consider how one’s ENVIRONMENT, such as outside influences, could be contributing to their mental health difficulties.

Subjects Covered:

  • Mental Health

Length: 2 minutes

HELP - Health

Presenter: Yona Lunsky

About This Video:

Yona Lunsky explains that it can be tricky to figure out if someone is suffering from a mental health issue. Before coming to a diagnosis, Yona encourages people utilize the acronym “HELP”. "HELP” is one way of thinking about all the potential things that might be contributing to why someone is feeling poorly.

Subjects Covered:

  • Mental Health

Length: 2 minutes

HELP - Life Events

Presenter: Yona Lunsky

About This Video:

Utilizing the acronym “HELP” to examine why someone is feeling poorly, Yona Lunsky explains that it is important to consider how one’s LIFE EVENTS, such as abuse, bullying, loss, and grief, could be contributing to their mental health difficulties.

Subjects Covered:

  • Mental Health

Length: 3 minutes

HELP - Psychiatric Disorder

Presenter: Yona Lunsky

About This Video:

Utilizing the acronym “HELP” to examine why someone is feeling poorly, Yona Lunsky explains that after reviewing one’s health, experiences, and life events, it’s important to see if a PSYCHIATRIC DISORDER, could be contributing to their mental health difficulties.

Subjects Covered:

  • Mental Health

Length: 2 minutes

Help Each Other

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Erica Streisslberger states that people struggling with mental health issues should not feel alone and know that it is okay to reach out to others for help, because we are all in this together.

Subjects Covered:

  • Mental Health

Length: 1 minute

Help For Your Team

Presenter: Irene Tuffrey-Wijne

About This Video:

Irene Tuffrey-Wijne explains how it might be good to include someone on your team that is comfortable talking about death and bereavement when breaking bad news to the people you support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Breaking Bad News

Length: 1 minute

Helping a Team Find Their Why

Presenter: Kate Fulton

About This Video:

Kate Fulton and Julie Ann Chapman explain why it is important for a team to have a purpose by learning their “why”.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 4 minutes

Helping a Team to Collaborate and Brainstorm

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Colleen Hellmann explains how allowing the team to brainstorm and collaborate on solutions, instead of the manager telling them what to do, helps them become more invested and builds their skills.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 1 minute

Helping Employee Navigate a Gruff Employer

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Marvin George shares a story about a worker who struggled with anxiety when it came to communication with his supervisor.

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment

Length: 8 minutes

Helping People Be in Control

Presenter: Simon Duffy

About This Video:

Simon Duffy tells the story of Nan. This story highlights the importance of making sure people have all the information they need when making decisions, and the fundamental right that people have to make their own decisions in their own time, and in their own way.

Subjects Covered:

  • Choice and Control
  • Self-Determination

Length: 3 minutes

Helping People Make Decisions

Presenter: Michael Kendrick

About This Video:

Michael Kendrick explains how important it is that direct support staff workers have principles that will guide and support the people they work with.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 3 minutes

Helping People to Draw Their Own Boundaries

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger explains the importance of me and mine, not me and mine, so people understand that who that who they are is OK.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Boundaries
  • Good Support

Length: 7 minutes

Helping Staff Find Their Own Solutions

Presenter: Gina Brelesky

About This Video:

Gina Brelesky discusses that helping support staff think through their issues, by asking questions, can guide them to find their own solutions. She explains that this Person-Centered Supervision technique can lead to the support worker becoming more invested.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 2 Minutes

Helping Staff Teams, Intensive Interaction

Presenter: Graham Firth

About This Video:

Graham Firth discusses some of the benefits of intensive interaction for staff teams.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership
  • Intensive Interaction

Length: 2 minutes

Helping the Team

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Declan Brown describes ways to interact within the team, so that everyone is knowledgeable of changes and the current situations that affect the workplace.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 2 minutes

History Makes the Person

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger explains that 'History Makes the Person'. Dave refers to the experiences of people who have lived in institutions and to the traumatic experiences they are likely to have lived through.

Subjects Covered:

  • Challenging Behavior
  • Documentation
  • Good Support

Length: 6 minutes

Home and Family

Presenter: Simon Duffy

About This Video:

Simon Duffy tells Michael's story that highlights the role of family and the meaning of home.

Subjects Covered:

  • Choice and Control
  • Home
  • Rights
  • Self-Determination

Length: 2 minutes

Home Environment

Presenter: Simon Haywood

About This Video:

Simon Haywood describes how you can adjust the environment of a group home, so that it better serves the needs of someone with autism.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism
  • Good Support
  • Home

Length: 2 minutes

Home Safe Place

Presenter: Heather Hermans

About This Video:

Heather Hermans explains how when support workers enter other people’s homes and environments, it is important that they leave their personal feelings and issues aside, so that the people they support feel they are in a place where there is trust and can feel safe.

Subjects Covered:

  • Mental Health

Length: 1 minute

Hot Dog

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

This video explains why people may struggle to live a full life without the opportunity to try new things.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Choice and Control

Length: 1 minute

How Are You

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Isaac gives Marcus a taste of what people sound like when they talk to him as if he doesn’t understand.

Subjects Covered:

  • Open Future Social Media Videos

Length: 1 minute

How Does It Feel?

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Victor Pereira describes the importance of family in helping him get through difficult times such as when he experiences anxiety.

Subjects Covered:

  • Families
  • Friendships and Community
  • Mental Health

Length: 1 minute

How I Stay Safe

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Margaret explains how to keep your social media accounts private from those you don’t know.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention

Length: 1 minute

How I Use Social Media

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Margaret tells us how she uses social media to keep in touch with friends and family.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community

Length: 1 minute

How Risky Is It To Live In Service

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger discusses the risks that are present in our own systems that often get overlooked in favor of other risks outside of our services.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Risk

Length: 4 minutes

How to Ask Someone Out

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

This video shows the correct way to ask someone out on a date.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Friendships and Community
  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 2 minutes

How to Become Known in Community

Presenter: Margaret Cushen

About This Video:

Margaret Cushen explains some strategies that can help people to become better known in their communities.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support

Length: 3 minutes

How to Help People

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Victor Pereira explains that if you are a support worker it is important to communicate, listen, and share experiences with the person you support, and to let them know that everything is going to be okay.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Listening
  • Mental Health

Length: 1 minute

How to Incorrectly Handle Rejection

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

This video shows an inappropriate way to handle rejection.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Friendships and Community
  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 2 minutes

How to Keep a Job

Presenter: Harvey Pacht

About This Video:

Harvey Pacht explains some things that will help people to keep a job.

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment

Length: 1 minute

How to Meet and Get to Know Someone

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Tim explains how it is important to get to know people in order to find out if a relationship is possible.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Listening
  • Sexuality and Relationships
  • Communication

Length: 1 minute

How to Meet Someone

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

This video shows a better way to approach someone you would like to date.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Friendships and Community
  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 1 minute

How You Feel

Presenter: Irene Tuffrey-Wijne

About This Video:

Irene Tuffrey-Wijne explains that it is okay as a support worker to take time for yourself and get the help that you may need if feelings of your own personal losses arise when supporting someone who is dealing with loss.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Breaking Bad News

Length: 4 minutes

Hypocrisy of Choice

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger shares his frustration with “hypocrisy of choice”. We take choice away from people with disabilities because we do not want the people we support to make decisions that run counter to our philosophies.

Subjects Covered:

  • Personal and Intimate Care
  • Choice and Control

Length: 1 minute

I AM

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

L'Arche Toronto produced this film to help raise awareness about the individuality of each person. This film helps us to understand that despite any formal diagnosis, the people you support are more like you than not.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support

Length: 6 minutes

I am a Difficult Parent

Presenter: Maria Hodermarska

About This Video:

Maria Hodermarska explains why she thinks she is a difficult parent.

Subjects Covered:

  • Families

Length: 5 minutes

I am Not Broken

Presenter: Myles Himmelreich

About This Video:

Myles Himmelreich explains the importance of seeing the whole person and not thinking someone is broken because they have FASD.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 3 minutes

I am Only Autistic When You Are There

Presenter: Judith North

About This Video:

Judith North talks about the significance of the impact of managing social difference.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism

Length: 1 minute

I Did Not Touch a Private Part

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger tells a story about a man who follows the rules about privacy and boundaries, but still encountered problems.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention

Length: 5 minutes

I Don’t See Your Disability

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger explains that people cannot be who they are if you cannot see their diversity. Diversity is a critical piece of who people are.

Subjects Covered:

  • Diversity
  • Rights

Length: 4 minutes

I Got Cancer

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Amanda Cresswell tells the story of how she had to be an advocate for herself when she was ill and the importance of people to speak up for themselves, so they can get the right treatment.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Families
  • Good Support
  • Breaking Bad News

Length: 4 minutes

I Have Down Syndrome

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

I have Down syndrome of course people are going to get upset if I swear.

Subjects Covered:

  • Down syndrome

Length: 1 minute

I Love My Guys

Presenter: Joseph Macbeth

About This Video:

Joseph Macbeth and John Raffaele share their thoughts about support staff who say, "I love my guys." Joseph explains that good support is about a balance of both the head and the heart.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support

Length: 6 minutes

I Said No

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

This video explains that having a disability does not mean you need to be vulnerable to others. You have the right to say, “No” and mean it.

Subjects Covered:

  • Rights

Length: 1 minute

I Thought Guardianship Was Just Keeping Him Safe

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

A mother explains how her thoughts of guardianship were very different from the reality of guardianship.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 1 minute

I Want a Girlfriend

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger tells the story of a man who wanted a girlfriend. "I used to think that my voice was equally important, if not more so, than the people I supported. In this story I saw this man advocate for himself, speak for himself, and voice his own dreams. It was at this point I understood that I was his ally not his advocate and that only he could advocate for himself. Our job then is to support advocacy, even teach advocacy, but once those are done our primary job is to shut up." - Dave Hingsburger

Subjects Covered:

  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 4 minutes

I Want a White

Presenter: Roger Ramsukh

About This Video:

Roger Ramsuhk tells a story about a time when his calm and professional approach helped to promote a positive experience while breaking down racial barriers.

Subjects Covered:

  • Diversity
  • Rights

Length: 3 minutes

I Wasn't Told

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Amanda Cresswell explains how being excluded from bad news caused her to miss opportunities such as quality time with her mother before she was gone. Additionally, if she were informed and therefore prepared for what was going to happen, maybe it would have been easier to cope with.

Subjects Covered:

  • Families
  • Breaking Bad News

Length: 3 minutes

Icy Stairs

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Fionn and Jonathan tell a story that illustrates the long stemming stereotypes regarding Down syndrome that still exist in the world today.

Subjects Covered:

  • Down syndrome

Length: 2 minutes

Ideas for Compassion in Work Life

Presenter: Peter Leidy

About This Video:

Peter Leidy gives us a few ideas on how to infuse our work lives with kindness, compassion, and generosity.

Subjects Covered:

  • Self-Care

Length: 2 minutes

If She Told Me

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Amanda Cresswell explains how being protected and sheltered from her mother’s illness, and ultimate death, led her to have more fear and trauma than if she was informed throughout.

Subjects Covered:

  • Families
  • Breaking Bad News

Length: 2 minutes

If Supervision is Not Working

Presenter: Nancy Shea

About This Video:

Nancy Shea discusses how to help get a struggling team member on board and ways to address the issue constructively.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 3 minutes

Illness, Disease or Normal Aging

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Seth Keller explains that oftentimes it is challenging to distinguish whether physical symptoms that someone is experiencing is an effect of an illness or part of the normal aging process, and why it is important to have information about what the person was like before the symptoms started in order to make an accurate diagnosis.

Subjects Covered:

  • Aging
  • Growing Older

Length: 2 minutes

Image and Competency Enhancement

Presenter: Marc Tumeinski

About This Video:

Marc Timeinski expands on the importance of enhancing the image and competencies of the person, so that they may be more positively perceived.

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment
  • Valued Social Roles

Length: 2 minutes

Imbalance of Power

Presenter: Heather Simmons

About This Video:

Heather Simmons uses her own experiences of living with her partner Richard, who is a person with disabilities. In this film, she talks about the imbalance of power between the person that is supported and the supporter.

Subjects Covered:

  • Choice and Control
  • Good Support

Length: 5 minutes

Impact of Team Conflict

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Leighton Jay explains how conflict within the support team can affect daily life for Paul, in a negative way.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 2 minutes

Impatience and Expectations

Presenter: Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt

About This Video:

Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt tells a story about a person with FASD who was overwhelmed with the impatience and expectations of others.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 2 minutes

Importance of Assistive Technology

Presenter: Kathie Snow

About This Video:

Kathie Snow helps to underline the importance of having a communication device.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication

Length: 1 minute

Importance of Being Paid

Presenter: Steve Dymond

About This Video:

Steve Dymond talks about the importance of, and his own experience of, being paid to work. He then goes on to describe the regrettable experiences of his friend who worked for an employer for over four years for no pay.

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment
  • Rights

Length: 3 minutes

Importance of Families

Presenter: Sam Sly

About This Video:

Sam Sly talks about the importance of working positively with families and the special considerations that need to be made in relation to the difficulties families have often faced.

Subjects Covered:

  • Families
  • Good Support

Length: 3 minutes

Importance of Paid Work

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Aimee Althoff discusses how important it is to try to obtain paid work for a job seeker to ensure they are fully included as an employee.

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment

Length: 4 minutes

Importance of Postural Care

Presenter: Rachel Wright

About This Video:

Rachel Wright explains how vital postural care is in supporting an individual with complex disabilities, while recognizing how difficult it can be.

Subjects Covered:

  • Profound and Multiple Intellectual Disabilities
  • Postural Care

Length: 2 minutes

Importance of Relationships

Presenter: David Pitonyak

About This Video:

David Pitonyak talks about loneliness and the importance of meaningful and enduring relationships.

Subjects Covered:

  • Challenging Behavior
  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support

Length: 5 minutes

Important Stuff

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Leighton Jay discusses how vital it is to focus on other things besides just the basics. He explains how maximizing fun ensures Paul has a meaningful life.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 3 minutes

Improving Relationships and Prader-Willi Syndrome

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Patrice Carroll explains that by sometimes looking at the positive attributes instead of the negative behaviors of someone with Prader-Willi Syndrome you can improve the relationship between yourself and the person you are supporting.

Subjects Covered:

  • Prader-Willi

Length: 2 minutes

Inclusion Helps Everyone

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Fionn and Jonathan explain that when everyone is included there is a shift in the dynamic when people come together, that truly benefits all involved.

Subjects Covered:

  • Down syndrome

Length: 3 minutes

Inclusive Approach

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Lisa Mayhew-Edwards discusses some things she has done to make it easier for people to understand their support budget.

Subjects Covered:

  • Managing Support Funding Creatively

Length: 2 minutes

Independent, Not Dependent

Presenter: Gary Kent

About This Video:

Gary Kent tells a story that reminds us about the importance of allowing people the opportunity to gain independence.

Subjects Covered:

  • Aging
  • Growing Older

Length: 3 minutes

Informal Safeguards

Presenter: Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt

About This Video:

Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt talks about some informal safeguards that she helped someone with FASD to develop.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
  • Risk

Length: 3 minutes

Informed Consent

Presenter: Bob Fleischner

About This Video:

Bob Fleischner explains briefly explains what informed consent is and how it applies to the people we support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 1 minute

Inside of Me Story

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Marvin George shares a story of how the job a man was hired for provided friendship, community, and a passion he did not know he had.

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment

Length: 5 minutes

Inspirational

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Marcus and Isaac play out what it sounds like when people try to make inspiration porn out of disabled people.

Subjects Covered:

  • Open Future Social Media Videos

Length: 2 minutes

Instead of Ultimatums, Give Choices

Presenter: David Pitonyak

About This Video:

David Pitonyak explains why we need to give people choices instead of ultimatums.

Subjects Covered:

  • Challenging Behavior
  • Choice and Control

Length: 6 minutes

Institutional Abuse

Presenter: Tanya Carnell

About This Video:

Tanya Carnell explores some of the signs and symptoms of institutional abuse.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Good Support

Length: 1 minute

Intensive Interaction Conversation

Presenter: Dave Hewett

About This Video:

Dave Hewitt explains how intensive Interaction can be a way of relating to others. Dave explains how it enables access to the everyday pleasure and joy of human interaction, connection, relationship, and chit-chat.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Intensive Interaction

Length: 2 minutes

Intensive Interaction Example 1

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

This video shows an example of people with a diverse range of ages and abilities benefiting from and enjoying intensive interaction.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Intensive Interaction

Length: 3 minutes

Intensive Interaction Example 2

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Max with Hayley, his teacher, show it is easy to see the way in which some of the fundamentals of communication are practiced within the flow of the activity. Max is still at an early stage of understanding communication routines and Hayley's relaxed, facilitating style enables him, in his own time, to take part in turn-taking, exchanging vocalizations, using eye contact, and exchanging facial expressions, gradually building his ability to focus and take part.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Intensive Interaction

Length: 3 minutes

Intensive Interaction Strategies

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

A range of practitioners share some of the key practical principles of intensive interaction.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Intensive Interaction

Length: 4 minutes

Intentional Teamwork

Presenter: Kate Fulton

About This Video:

Kate Fulton and Julie Ann Chapman talk about how you can’t just put people together and hope to make a team.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 1 minute

Interactions with Doctors

Presenter: Clara Berg

About This Video:

Clara Berg explains some of the devastating interactions she has had with doctors.

Subjects Covered:

  • Families

Length: 4 minutes

Interdependent

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Trudy Thorning explains how she uses her support budget to help others.

Subjects Covered:

  • Managing Support Funding Creatively

Length: 1 minute

Internal vs. External Motivators of Prader-Willi Syndrome

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Patricia Morgan explains that external motivators such as gum and frozen yogurt can be useful in motivating people with Prader-Willi Syndrome, but supporting someone to find an internal motivator helps them to find a sense of pride and has lasting effects and the ability to sustain motivation.

Subjects Covered:

  • Prader-Willi

Length: 1 minute

Internalizing Concerns

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Andrew Boys explains the importance of maintaining open lines of communication with the people who have down syndrome, especially as they get older, as they tend to internalize negative emotions, which can result in challenging behavior.

Subjects Covered:

  • Down syndrome

Length: 3 minutes

Interpreting Communication

Presenter: Bob Fleischner

About This Video:

Bob Fleischner tells the story of Nellie and how even with limited communication capabilities, she was able to express her will and desires with the help of supported decision making.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 1 minute

Introducing Dementia

Presenter: Diana Kerr

About This Video:

Diana Kerr provides a short introduction to the importance of understanding dementia.

Subjects Covered:

  • Dementia

Length: 1 minute

Introducing People to Community

Presenter: Patti Scott

About This Video:

Patti Scott talks about the significance of a good introduction to forming a positive relationship and tells a story that illustrates how someone repaired a relationship that was not off to a positive start.

Subjects Covered:

  • Valued Social Roles

Length: 2 minutes

Intrusion of Support

Presenter: Heather Simmons

About This Video:

Heather Simmons uses her own experiences of living with her partner Richard, who is a person with disabilities, to explain the intrusion of support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support

Length: 4 minutes

Investing in People with Supervision

Presenter: Gina Brelesky

About This Video:

Gina Brelesky explains how having a manager spend time and invest in their team members, the team members will invest back into the team.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 2 minutes

Invisible Support

Presenter: Sam Sly

About This Video:

Sam Sly explains that a good support worker is often invisible.

Subjects Covered:

  • Choice and Control
  • Communication
  • Good Support

Length: 2 minutes

Involve and Speak to People

Presenter: Myles Himmelreich

About This Video:

Myles Himmelreich speaks about the importance of involving and speaking to the people with FASD that you support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 2 minutes

Involved

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Richard explains that it is important to speak to the people you support and help them understand when someone they care about or live with has died, because it is more upsetting when it comes as surprise, and they realize that the person is gone and is not coming back.

Subjects Covered:

  • End of Life Care

Length: 2 minutes

Is Life a Game of Charades?

Presenter: Karyn Harvey

About This Video:

Karyn Harvey explains how we can – with a moment, a gesture, a decision – be the ones who will listen. In doing so, we are helping others to not have to use extreme behavior to communicate.

Subjects Covered:

  • Diversity
  • Rights
  • Challenging Behavior
  • Communication

Length: 1 minute

Isaac Switches Roles

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Issac conducts an experiment by switching roles with Marcus and becoming his support worker.

Subjects Covered:

  • Open Future Social Media Videos

Length: 2 minutes

It Is My Home

Presenter: Gary Kent

About This Video:

Gary Kent tells a story that illustrates that people struggle when they do not have control over their own environment, and why it is important for support workers to be aware of this when supporting someone in their own home.

Subjects Covered:

  • Aging
  • Growing Older

Length: 2 minutes

It is Okay to be Upset

Presenter: Irene Tuffrey-Wijne

About This Video:

Irene Tuffrey-Wijne explains that although difficult, it is imperative that you break the bad news to the person you support, even if you fear their reaction to it. People will be upset, but it is important to allow them the opportunity to emote.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Good Support
  • Breaking Bad News

Length: 6 minutes

It Should Not Be Luck

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger recounts a personal experience that required intimate care and the realization that came from his experience that people should expect care that is compassionate, gentle, and respectful. He talks about how detrimental any care that is given conflicting to this can have on the person being supported.

Subjects Covered:

  • Personal and Intimate Care
  • Choice and Control

Length: 13 minutes

It Takes a Relationship

Presenter: Joseph Macbeth

About This Video:

Joseph Macbeth tells a story about an elderly diabetic man who was refusing to eat and how the support worker used his relationship to support this man through a difficult time.

Subjects Covered:

  • Documentation

Length: 4 minutes

It Takes Time

Presenter: Kate Fulton

About This Video:

Kate Fulton and Julie Ann Chapman explain the “triangle” of the team and how to work on each category to make it the best it can be.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 1 minute

It's Not About Being An Artist

Presenter: Dave Hasbury

About This Video:

Dave Hasbury explains why drawing or graphic facilitation is not about being an artist.

Subjects Covered:

  • Graphic Facilitation
  • Person-Centered Planning

Length: 2 minutes

Italian Stallion

Presenter: Janice Bartley

About This Video:

Janice Bartley tells an amazingly powerful story about her first real relationship.

Subjects Covered:

  • Choice and Control
  • Good Support
  • Rights
  • Self-Determination
  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 13 minutes

It’s What They Prefer

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

A real reason given to explain why people were not “allowed” to stay up late.

Subjects Covered:

  • Open Future Social Media Videos

Length: 1 minute

Jack's Budget

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Neil Williamson explains to let people know what they can afford and how to take control on how they can use it.

Subjects Covered:

  • Choice and Control
  • Managing Support Funding Creatively

Length: 4 minutes

Jack's Story

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Jack Hughes tells us how he used to never know what he could use his supporting funding for, and was unable to make his own decisions on how to spend it.

Subjects Covered:

  • Choice and Control
  • Managing Support Funding Creatively

Length: 2 minutes

James and Barry Change

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Barry gives some examples of changes James was able to make once he overcame the resistance of that change.

Subjects Covered:

  • Open Future Social Media Videos

Length: 2 minutes

Job Creation

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Katrina Reese explains how she supported Omer to use his interest and talent for origami to create a work opportunity. Job creation is a customized approach that identifies an opportunity that is not being attended to by the employer.

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment
  • Person-Centered Approaches and Thinking

Length: 4 minutes

John Wants A Balanced Relationship

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

John would like a balanced relationship, one that includes both give and take.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Sexuality and Relationships
  • Friendships and Community

Length: 1 minute

Jumping to Conclusions

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Seth Keller explains why we should be careful not to always attribute people’s behaviors to their underlying conditions.

Subjects Covered:

  • Aging
  • Growing Older

Length: 4 minutes

Just Not Good Enough

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger explains how some of the messages we send through our philosophies to people with disabilities is that it is not okay to be a person with disabilities, and it is not okay to be friends with other people with disabilities. It leaves the person with disabilities feeling that they are not good enough, and this needs to change.

Subjects Covered:

  • Personal and Intimate Care

Length: 3 minutes

Keeping a Friend

Presenter: Harvey Pacht

About This Video:

Harvey Pacht describes the give and take, and other skills needed to keep a friend.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community

Length: 2 minutes

Keeping Busy Keeps Me Healthy

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Pat explains how keeping active, both physically and mentally, helps to improve her overall mental health.

Subjects Covered:

  • Mental Health

Length: 2 minutes

Keeping Communication Simple

Presenter: Margaret Cushen

About This Video:

Margaret Cushen explores the need to keep communication simple.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Good Support

Length: 1 minute

Keeping it Simple

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Jill Bradshaw explains how you can simplify your communications when applying the principles of active support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Active Support
  • Communication
  • Good Support

Length: 1 minute

Keith's Story

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Chad, the manager of a bookstore in Brooklyn called Book Court, talks about their employee Keith, who was supported to accept a position in the store, and how he feels Keith has benefited from working there.

Subjects Covered:

  • Contribution
  • Employment

Length: 2 minutes

Killing Disability Inspiration Porn

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Disabled people are not here for your entertainment or inspiration

Subjects Covered:

  • Open Future Social Media Videos

Length: 3 minutes

Know the Disability

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger discusses the importance of knowing how a person's disabilities affect them and how this knowledge can be harnessed to help provide the most effective support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support

Length: 4 minutes

Know the Person

Presenter: Doreen Kelly

About This Video:

Doreen Kelly describes the story of a man who had been abused. The story demonstrates that, despite his disabilities and complex needs, Doreen and her team were able to use their knowledge of him to clearly identify when he had been abused.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Communication
  • Good Support

Length: 3 min

Knowing What is Going to Happen

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Louise Heatley explains that losing a loved one can be less terrifying if a doctor takes the time to explain what is occurring during an illness or as death is approaching.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Good Support

Length: 2 minutes

Knowing Your Sexual Rights

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

This video explains that everyone is entitled to his or her sexual orientation and to not let anyone try to take that away from you.

Subjects Covered:

  • Choice and Control
  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support
  • Rights
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 1 minute

Knowledge is Power

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger expands on the concept of helping people have the knowledge and power to stop abuse and what this actually means for the people you support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Good Support
  • Rights

Length: 2 minutes

Lack of Friends

Presenter: Gary Kent

About This Video:

Gary Kent tells a story that clarifies the importance of our role that is not to be paid to be a friend, but to facilitate friendships.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support
  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 2 min

Lack of Trust

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Evelyn Perez tells a story that helps to explain why she finds it very difficult to trust paid support staff with her daughter.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Families

Length: 3 minutes

Lacking Ability

Presenter: Bob Fleischner

About This Video:

This video explains how society has long believed that the people we support lack the capacity and ability to make their own decisions.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 1 minute

Language and Sensory Processing

Presenter: Judith North

About This Video:

Judith North talks about some of the challenges that occur between language and sensory processing difficulties.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism
  • Communication
  • Listening

Length: 3 minutes

Late Diagnosis

Presenter: Diana Kerr

About This Video:

Diana Kerr explains why people with dementia and an intellectual disability often miss receiving an early diagnosis.

Subjects Covered:

  • Dementia

Length: 4 minutes

Leading the Way to Good Health

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Seth Keller explains that a healthy lifestyle that includes eating well, exercise, and a positive mindset needs to be a priority and why you should be a role model.

Subjects Covered:

  • Aging
  • Growing Older

Length: 2 minutes

Learning About Relationships

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger describes the different relationship roles that the people we support must learn about.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 2 minutes

Learning Body Privacy

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger explains how our service system confuses people's ability to learn appropriate body privacy. Dave goes on to explain how we can support a better approach to privacy.

Subjects Covered:

  • Boundaries
  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 5 minutes

Leaving the Institution

Presenter: Bernard Carabello

About This Video:

Bernard Carabello talks about leaving the institution and the responsibilities and challenges that he faced after leaving.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Choice and Control
  • Home
  • Good Support
  • Rights
  • Self-Determination

Length: 1 minute

Leaving Your Phone

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Issac is trying to influence his support workers phone ads while he is away.

Subjects Covered:

  • Open Future Social Media Videos

Length: 1 minute

Left-Handed

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Fionn is left-handed!

Subjects Covered:

  • Down syndrome

Length: 1 minute

Lemon Meringue Pie

Presenter: Sarah Clayton

About This Video:

Sarah Clayton explains why the best position to sleep in is on your back, thinking about your body as a lemon meringue pie.

Subjects Covered:

  • Profound and Multiple Intellectual Disabilities
  • Postural Care

Length: 2 minutes

Less Intervention, More Teaching

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger explains the significance between intervening and the more respectful approach of teaching.

Subjects Covered:

  • Choice and Control
  • Good Support

Length: 2 minutes

Lester's Story

Presenter: Dave Hasbury

About This Video:

Dave Hasbury tells Lester's story to highlight how drawing or graphic facilitation can help people to articulate themselves while also helping others to better understand the person's dreams.

Subjects Covered:

  • Choice and Control
  • Graphic Facilitation
  • Person-Centered Planning

Length: 5 minutes

Let People Affect You

Presenter: David Pitonyak

About This Video:

This film is taken from the module 'Jumping Into the Chaos of Things.' David Pitonyak explains the danger a drowning person poses and how a certain compassionate distance, at a time when a person is upside down and inside out, is appropriate.

Subjects Covered:

  • Challenging Behavior

Length: 2 minutes

Let People Take the Lead

Presenter: Michael Kendrick

About This Video:

Michael Kendrick shares an experience of a man whose previous distress was mitigated through supported decision making.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 2 minutes

Let the Person See You Are Not Overwhelmed

Presenter: David Pitonyak

About This Video:

This film is taken from the module, 'Jumping Into the Chaos of Things.' David Pitonyak explains why a person who is desperate and filled with doubt needs help from people who are not as desperate and doubtful.

Subjects Covered:

  • Challenging Behavior

Length: 2 minutes

Life at Willowbrook

Presenter: Bernard Carabello

About This Video:

Bernard Carabello talks about life at the New York institution, Willowbrook State School, where he lived for 20 years from the age of two.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Good Support
  • Rights

Length: 2 min

Life Story Books

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Christine Towers explains how a Life Story Book can be a great tool in helping support staff get to know the person they support by learning about their whole lives, joys, and difficulties they have faced, rather than just what they are observing in the present.

Subjects Covered:

  • Aging
  • Growing Older

Length: 2 minutes

Life Story Work and George's Story

Presenter: Diana Kerr

About This Video:

Dementia Kerr explains the importance of life story work by describing the story of George that demonstrates that we need to know a person's past in order to help them with their present.

Subjects Covered:

  • Dementia

Length: 6 minutes

Life Wasting

Presenter: Marc Tumeinski

About This Video:

Marc Tumeinski explains the term life-wasting in more detail, and how it can prevent access to the 'good things in life' and the roles that we all value.

Subjects Covered:

  • Valued Social Roles

Length: 5 minutes

Lisa Compromises for John

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

This couple shows how each person in the relationship must be respectful to one another's feelings, concerns, and needs.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Friendships and Community
  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 1 minute

Listen to People

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger and Karyn Harvey explain that when people feel powerless, they will do anything they can to assert their power over others. Therefore, if we put our energy into teaching people to govern their language and express their pain, we can change the way people use behavior as communication.

Subjects Covered:

  • Boundaries
  • Challenging Behavior
  • Communication
  • Diversity
  • Rights

Length: 4 minutes

Listening to People

Presenter: Gary Kent

About This Video:

Gary Kent tells a story about an event during which his organization gathered feedback from the people they support. The film highlights the importance of listening to people and responding to what they say.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Choice and Control
  • Listening
  • Person-Centered Planning
  • Rights

Length: 2 minutes

Listening With Heart

Presenter: Beth Mount

About This Video:

Beth Mount offers her own perspective of what listening with heart can bring to the relationship between you and the person you support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Listening

Length: 1 minute

Little and Often

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Jill Bradshaw explains the concept of little and often as it relates to active support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Active Support
  • Good Support

Length: 2 minutes

Living in a Home

Presenter: Gary Kent

About This Video:

Gary Kent talks about living in a large group home that his parents operated. Gary goes onto talk about life outside of the home and the unique perspective his life has provided him.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support

Length: 2 minutes

Living On Your Own and Prader-Willi Syndrome

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Patrice Carroll explains that people with Prader-Willi Syndrome can live on their own if they have support in place that includes daily visits from support workers and time specific refrigerator locks that open at mealtimes that contain regulated meals.

Subjects Covered:

  • Prader-Willi

Length: 1 minute

Living Together with Prader-Willi Syndrome

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Patrice Carroll highly recommends that people with Prader-Willi Syndrome live with other individuals with Prader-Willi Syndrome to have a chance to feel like everyone else, develop relationships and friendships, and feel like a part of a community.

Subjects Covered:

  • Prader-Willi

Length: 3 minutes

Lizzie Emeh's Story

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Lizzie Emeh shares her story about how although doctors didn’t believe she would survive past the age of three, she was determined to create a life for herself that proved otherwise. Lizzie emphasizes that you should never underestimate people with disabilities.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Friendships and Community

Length: 2 minutes

Loneliness is the Only Disability

Presenter: Beth Mount

About This Video:

Beth Mount talks about her quote "loneliness is the only disability," and explains how some of the most disconnected people in our community are often the most at risk.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Advocacy
  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support
  • Risk

Length: 1 minute

Loneliness Overlooked

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger tells a story that highlights the loneliness that many people experience and how it is overlooked.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support
  • Open Future Social Media Videos
  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 5 minutes

Looking After My Mental Health

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Erica Streisslberger describes how exercising and hobbies help to distract her from her mental illness and give her a place to focus her mind, rather than worrying about her mental state.

Subjects Covered:

  • Mental Health

Length: 1 minute

Looking Beyond Behavior

Presenter: Heather Hermans

About This Video:

Heather Hermans explains how it is important to look beyond a person’s behavior and carefully consider the triggers that might be causing the behavior, to more accurately diagnosis mental health issues.

Subjects Covered:

  • Mental Health

Length: 2 minutes

Losing a Friend

Presenter: Gary Kent

About This Video:

Gary Kent reminds us that sometimes we are in such a rush to get things accomplished that we forget about how the people we support will react to the sudden changes that we make.

Subjects Covered:

  • Aging
  • Growing Older

Length: 1 minute

Losing an Interest

Presenter: Diana Kerr

About This Video:

Diana Kerr explains why a loss of interest might be an indicator for the onset of dementia.

Subjects Covered:

  • Dementia

Length: 2 minutes

Losing Job Consequences

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Seth Keller explains the importance of finding alternative ways to for people to be engaged when working at a job.

Subjects Covered:

  • Aging
  • Growing Older

Length: 2 minutes

Lost Direction

Presenter: Simon Duffy

About This Video:

Simon Duffy details how a loss of direction can affect people and how we can help them to move their lives forward.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Listening
  • Person-Centered Approaches and Thinking
  • Person-Centered Planning

Length: 3 minutes

Low Morale Impacts People Supported

Presenter: Nancy Shea

About This Video:

Nancy Shea explains how low morale and negativity affects the people being supported just as much as the team members.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 2 minutes

Lucky Parents

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Fionn’s parents are incredibly lucky!

Subjects Covered:

  • Down syndrome

Length: 1 minute

Lyn Peter's Gift

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

A disability support worker finds his vocation. By Mike Bonikowski

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Personal and Intimate Care

Length: 2 minutes

Parents Lesson Learned

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Leighton Jay discusses his expectations of a team and ways to understand them. He also explains that it is a parent’s journey to learn to let go and trust others to come into their life.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 4 minutes

Trudy's Story

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Trudy Thorning tells us how she did not like being told how to spend her support budget. When she took control, she was able to use it towards something she enjoys and was able to make new friends.

Subjects Covered:

  • Choice and Control
  • Friendships and Community
  • Managing Support Funding Creatively

Length: 3 minutes

M-R
LIST
Maintaining Control of the Meeting
Maintaining Honesty
Make the Situation Speak for Itself
Making Appointments Comfortable
Making His Own Decisions
Making It Work
Making Sure People Control Their Own Meetings
Making Time for Supervision
Making Time to be a Team
Man Advocates for Himself at Jobsite
Managers Biggest Mistake
Managing Body Shape
Managing Conflict When Planning
Managing Diet
Managing the Focus of the Meeting
Mapping the Community 1
Mapping the Community 2
Maps
Marathon Man
Masturbation Is Never Taught
Matching Story
Me and Mine
Me and Mine, You and Yours
Meaningful Activities
Meaningful Engagement
Medication - Choice and Privacy
Medication - Doctor's Office
Medication - Six Rights
Medication - Wrong Person
Medication Administration - Environment
Medication Administration - Times
Medication Administration by Name
Medication Advocacy
Medication and Doctor Visits
Medication Dosage
Medication Error Distraction Story
Medication Error Story
Medication Evaluation
Medication Explaining
Medication Independence
Medication Independence 2
Medication Independence Story
Medication Independence Story 2
Medication Involving Pharmacy
Medication Options
Medication Pharmicist
Medication Precautions and Side Effects
Medication Prescriptions Story
Medication Refusal Story
Medication Refusal Story 2
Medication Refusal Story 3
Medication Refusal, Not Personal
Medication Security
Medication Shouting
Medication Side Effect Story
Medication Storage
Medication Withholding
Medication Your Level
Medications Side Effects Story
Meet One Person
Meeting New People Safely
Meeting the Employer
Meeting the Pope
Memory Loss
Memory Loss and Orientation
Mental Health
Mental Health Dual Diagnosis
Mental Health Needs
Mental Health Treatment
META Meditation Walk Thru
Mindful Conversations
Mindfulness vs. Mindlessness Examples
Mine Do Not Talk
Mirrors
Misconceptions About Sexuality
Mislabeling Behavior
Missing Out 50 Percent of the Time
Misunderstanding the PTSD mind
Money
Money Rules
More Alike Than Different
More Support
More Than a Job
More Than Employment
More Understanding Than Communicated
Mother and Home
Moving from Guardianship to Supported Decision Making
Moving to a Farm?
Multiple Meanings
Music and Clowns
My Integrity Gap
My Life
My Life with Prader-Willi Syndrome
My Mental Health
My Own Business
My Rights
Natural Support
Natural Supports In the Workplace
Naturally
Need for Fun (1)
Need for Fun (2)
Need for Fun (3)
Need for Intimacy
Need to be Honest
Needs Best Met
Negative Perception and Treatment
Neglect and Acts of Omission
Never Do Work for...
Never Make Assumptions
Never Too Old
New Year
Night Out
Night Waking
Nil by Mouth
No Words
Nobody Knows Me Better Than Me
Noise
Non-Compliant
Normal High Functioning
Not a Paperwork Process
Not a Phone
Not Appropriate
Not Broken Parts
Not Impaired, Just Different and One of Us
Not Micromanagement
Not My Mum
Not Telling Someone
Not Ticking Boxes
Not Your Anything
Noticing and Naming Internal Dialogue
Objective Observer
Observing Epilepsy
One Page Profiles and Accessible Communication
One Person at a Time
Open Dialogue
Opening Choice
Opening Our Eyes to Diversity
Other People Help Us
Our Beliefs Affect What We See
Outcomes of Intensive Interaction
Outcomes of Intensive Interaction
Outings Suck!
Pace and Scope
Pain
Pain and Comfort
Pain Relief
Palliative Care
Parallel Talk
Parasympathetic Breathing Story
Part of Me
Passion for Art Supports Job Success
Path
Patience
Patrick
Patrick's Care
Paul’s Team
Peel the Potatoes or Go Away
Peer Advocacy
Pema Chodran and Workplace
People Age Differently
People and Food Make Success
People First Language
People Vote with their Feet
People Will Make Poor Decsions
Peoplework, Not Just Paperwork
Permission Asking
Permission to Touch Me
Person-Centered Approach to Team Meetings
Person-Centered Journey
Personal Care Protocol
Personal Experience of Rejection
Personal vs. Intimate
Phone Sex Lines and Loneliness
Photo Consent
Physical and Verbal Prompts
Physical Features of FASD
Physical, Financial, Psychological, and Sexual Abuse
Picking Up on Conflict
Pizza
Plan
Planning for Death
Planning for Success, Learning from Mistakes
Planning for Victoria's Death
Planning to Work
Playing It Safe
Pleasure and Happiness
Pledge of Personal Power
Policy for Sexuality and Relationships
Poor Communication with Doctors
Position of Power
Positive Attitude
Positive Outcomes of Intensive Interaction
Positive Risk Taking
Postural Care is Not Sexy
Postural Tools Mansfield Checklist
Power of Seeing
Power Phone
Power, Control, and Abuse
Practice Decision Making
Prader- Willi and Being Your Authentic Self
Prader-Willi and Anxiety
Prader-Willi and Appointment Attending
Prader-Willi and Asking For Help
Prader-Willi and Attention Seeking Behavior
Prader-Willi and Checking Weight
Prader-Willi and Community Connection
Prader-Willi and Flexible Support
Prader-Willi and Food and Medical Need
Prader-Willi and Food Anxiety
Prader-Willi and Food Consistency
Prader-Willi and Food Restrictions
Prader-Willi and Food Struggles
Prader-Willi and Goal Setting
Prader-Willi and Good Support
Prader-Willi and Home Visits
Prader-Willi and Hospital Food
Prader-Willi and Mealtimes
Prader-Willi and Motivators
Prader-Willi and Positive Support
Prader-Willi and Reducing Anxiety
Prader-Willi and Routines
Prader-Willi and Storytelling
Prader-Willi and Supporting with Patience
Preparation
Preparing for Active Support
Preparing for Active Support 2
Preparing People for Supervision
Presume Competence
Primose
Privacy is a Learned Skill
Private vs Public
Processing Explained
Processing Language
Processing Solutions
Professional Independent Advocacy
Prolonged Seizures
Promoting Mental Health
Proprioception and Feeling Safe
PTSD and Arousal
PTSD and Avoidance
PTSD and Negative Moods
PTSD, Phobias, and Fears
PTSD, Triggers, and Symptoms
Public Private Story
Purpose and Happiness
Putting Ego to One Side
Quality of Life
Questioning Policies
Questions for Teams
Raising Expectations
Raising Your Awareness
Ram Dass Quote
Recognition of Struggles
Recording After Seizure
Recording Intensive Interaction
Recording Intensive Interaction
Recording Seizures
Recruiting Support Staff
Reduce Demand and Complexity
Reducing Medication
Reducing Stress, Anxiety, and Adgitation
Reflecting and Team Meetings
Reflecting with Teams
Reflection After Team Meetings
Reinforcing Learning
Relationship Denied
Relationships and Disabilities
Relationships Heal Trauma
Repeated Crisis
Repetition and Intensive Interaction
Repetitive Documentation
Reporting Abuse
Reporting Abuse
Reporting Abuse, Your Responsibility
Research and Intensive Interaction
Respect Privacy 1
Respect Privacy 2
Respect Yourself
Respecting Choice and Control of Activity
Respecting Mental Health Treatment
Respecting Privacy
Respecting Sensory Differences
Respecting the Boundaries of the People we Support
Respond vs. React
Responding to Disrespect
Responsibility and Trust
Restraint
Restraint Story
Reviewing Progress
Reviewing the Journey
Rewards Based Appreciation Goes Wrong
Rhythmic Behavior & Intensive Interaction
Ridiculous Disability News
Right Relationship Sharing the Power
Right to Good Support
Rights at Home
Rights, Responsibilities, and Contribution
Risk
Risk - Forbid or Teach
Risk Factors
Risk, Rights, and Responsibilities Story
Roland Is Lonely
Role Modeling
Routines Help
Running Away From Home
When Someone Dies
Maintaining Control of the Meeting

Presenter: Dave Hasbury

About This Video:

Dave Hasbury explains how people can be supported to maintain control of their own meetings.

Subjects Covered:

  • Graphic Facilitation
  • Person-Centered Planning

Length: 4 minutes

Maintaining Honesty

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Monica Stannard explains that although there may never be a full understanding of the death of a loved one, it is important to maintain an honest approach when delivering bad news, to at least attain acceptance of what has occurred.

Subjects Covered:

  • Breaking Bad News
  • Communication

Length: 1 minute

Make the Situation Speak for Itself

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Jill Bradshaw explains how you can make the situation speak for itself as it relates to active support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Active Support
  • Good Support

Length: 1 minute

Making Appointments Comfortable

Presenter: Sally-Ann Remnant

About This Video:

Sally-Ann Remnant gives some advice on how to help desensitize medical procedures and make appointments as comfortable as possible.

Subjects Covered:

  • Epilepsy
  • Good Support

Length: 2 minutes

Making His Own Decisions

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

A mother explains how each individual has the right to lead their own life with some guidance.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 2 minutes

Making It Work

Presenter: Bev Ashman

About This Video:

Bev Ashman explains what makes active support work.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership
  • Active Support

Length: 3 minutes

Making Sure People Control Their Own Meetings

Presenter: Dave Hasbury

About This Video:

Dave Hasbury talks through a range of strategies that can be employed to ensure people control their own meetings.

Subjects Covered:

  • Choice and Control
  • Graphic Facilitation
  • Person-Centered Approaches and Thinking
  • Person-Centered Planning
  • Rights

Length: 8 minutes

Making Time for Supervision

Presenter: Gina Brelesky

About This Video:

Gina Brelesky discusses how time is valuable and ensuring that giving the support workers time to prepare for a meeting, shows respect.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 2 minutes

Making Time to be a Team

Presenter: Kate Fulton

About This Video:

Kate Fulton and Julie Ann Chapman talk about how it is important for team members to invest in each other outside of just business.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 2 minutes

Man Advocates for Himself at Jobsite

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Marvin George shares a story about a person who worked at a theatre and wanted to have some hours adjusted to accommodate time for school and other activities.

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment

Length: 3 minutes

Managers Biggest Mistake

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Colleen Hellmann explains how the biggest mistake a manager can make is talking more than listening. She elaborates with her own story.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 2 minutes

Managing Body Shape

Presenter: Sarah Clayton

About This Video:

Sarah Clayton explains the effect gravity has on body shape and how a hands on approach provides you with the ability to make people comfortable.

Subjects Covered:

  • Profound and Multiple Intellectual Disabilities
  • Postural Care

Length: 2 minutes

Managing Conflict When Planning

Presenter: Dave Hasbury

About This Video:

Dave Hasbury talks through some strategies that will help manage a conflicting relationship when helping a person to plan.

Subjects Covered:

  • Graphic Facilitation
  • Person-Centered Approaches and Thinking
  • Person-Centered Planning

Length: 3 minutes

Managing Diet

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Fionn and Jonathan discuss the importance of preparation and schedules when it comes to food related activities, in order to avoid temptation and overeating.

Subjects Covered:

  • Down syndrome

Length: 2 minutes

Managing the Focus of the Meeting

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Jaymie Estevez discusses how she and her team set a standard on how they will manage the team meetings to ensure it will stay on track.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 2 minutes

Mapping the Community 1

Presenter: Margaret Cushen

About This Video:

Margaret Cushen describes some strategies you can use to help the person you support to map your community.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Good Support

Length: 4 minutes

Mapping the Community 2

Presenter: Margaret Cushen

About This Video:

Margaret Cushen continues to explain how you can help the people you support to map their community.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support

Length: 4 minutes

Maps

Presenter: Jack Pearpoint

About This Video:

Jack Pearpoint introduces the person-centered planning tool, Maps. Jack explains how Maps can be used to collect relevant information and then help plan their futures.

Subjects Covered:

  • Choice and Control
  • Person-Centered Approaches and Thinking
  • Person-Centered Planning

Length: 4 minutes

Marathon Man

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Bob Williams poem about a person who lived in an institution and continually tried to run away.

Subjects Covered:

  • Open Future Social Media Videos

Length: 4 minutes

Masturbation Is Never Taught

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger explains why masturbate is never taught.

Subjects Covered:

  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 3 minutes

Matching Story

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Sean Vecchione describes how he matched a job with the skills and abilities of someone he was supporting and how he negotiated this position with the employer.

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment
  • Person-Centered Approaches and Thinking

Length: 3 minutes

Me and Mine

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger explains the meaning of me and mine and the boundaries people should have when helping others to make decisions.

Subjects Covered:

  • Boundaries
  • Good Support
  • Open Future Social Media Videos

Length: 2 minutes

Me and Mine, You and Yours

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger explains the boundaries of me and mine, and you and yours, and how these are supported by a stronger sense of self.

Subjects Covered:

  • Boundaries
  • Good Support

Length: 5 minutes

Meaningful Activities

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Lisa Mayhew-Edwards explains it is important to involve the person in the community and not just home activities. She says to help them find goals and hobbies while sticking to the support budget.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Managing Support Funding Creatively

Length: 1 minute

Meaningful Engagement

Presenter: Bev Ashman

About This Video:

Bev Ashman explains what meaningful engagement means when doing active support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Active Support

Length: 3 minutes

Medication - Choice and Privacy

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Ellen Scurry discusses the importance of being discreet and ways to do so when administering medications.

Subjects Covered:

  • Medication Administration

Length: 2 minutes

Medication - Doctor's Office

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Annette Dunnah explains how to successfully support someone while at the doctor’s office.

Subjects Covered:

  • Medication Administration

Length: 2 minutes

Medication - Six Rights

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Annette Dunnah goes over the “Six Rights” for administering medication and offers a helpful way of remembering all the rights.

Subjects Covered:

  • Medication Administration

Length: 1 minute

Medication - Wrong Person

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Annette Dunnah explains how any time she saw an error in medication administration being made, it was because they did not follow the Six Rights. She shares a story about someone missing the “Right Person” step of the Six Rights, and how it resulted in an error.

Subjects Covered:

  • Medication Administration

Length: 2 minutes

Medication Administration - Environment

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Annette Dunnah discusses how a distraction free environment can help prevent medication administration errors.

Subjects Covered:

  • Medication Administration

Length: 1 minute

Medication Administration - Times

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Annette Dunnah explains different ways medication administration can be adjusted, so people can still participate in activities they love.

Subjects Covered:

  • Medication Administration

Length: 3 minutes

Medication Administration by Name

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Ellen Scurry explains the importance of verifying more than just the person’s name when administering medication.

Subjects Covered:

  • Medication Administration

Length: 1 minute

Medication Advocacy

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Annette Dunnah discusses the importance of paying attention to the behavior of the person they support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Medication Administration

Length: 2 minutes

Medication and Doctor Visits

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Ellen Scurry explains the steps that need to be taken, from beginning to end, when taking a person to a doctor’s appointment.

Subjects Covered:

  • Medication Administration

Length: 3 minutes

Medication Dosage

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Annette Dunnah explains how important it is to understand the dosage given to the person you support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Medication Administration

Length: 1 minute

Medication Error Distraction Story

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Ellen Scurry tells her story that demonstrates how easy it is to get distracted while administering medication.

Subjects Covered:

  • Medication Administration

Length: 2 minutes

Medication Error Story

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Annette Dunnah tells a story that shows how a supporter’s attention to detail before administering a medication avoided a potential serious adverse effect for the person receiving the medication.

Subjects Covered:

  • Medication Administration

Length: 2 minutes

Medication Evaluation

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Annette Dunnah discusses how evaluating and reevaluating a person’s medications needs to be done frequently to examine if it is still necessary.

Subjects Covered:

  • Medication Administration

Length: 1 minute

Medication Explaining

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Isaac Steiger and Marcus Reyes demonstrate a scenario that shows why it is important to inform people about the details of the medication they are about to take.

Subjects Covered:

  • Medication Administration

Length: 1 minute

Medication Independence

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Ellen Scurry explains that oftentimes the person taking the medication is very knowledgeable about what they are supposed to be taking and why it is important to maximize their independence.

Subjects Covered:

  • Medication Administration

Length: 1 minute

Medication Independence 2

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Ellen Scurry shares a story about how she and the other staff helped a person they were supporting to be more involved and more independent when it came to their medication administration.

Subjects Covered:

  • Medication Administration

Length: 2 minutes

Medication Independence Story

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Ellen Scurry tells her a story about a person that she supported who wanted to be more independent when taking her medication.

Subjects Covered:

  • Medication Administration

Length: 3 minutes

Medication Independence Story 2

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Annette Dunnah gives us examples of how she was able to promote independence with medication administration for people she supported.

Subjects Covered:

  • Medication Administration

Length: 2 minutes

Medication Involving Pharmacy

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Ellen Scurry explains how there may be an easier way to administer multiple medications.

Subjects Covered:

  • Medication Administration

Length: 1 minute

Medication Options

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Isaac Steiger and Marcus Reyes show why you should put yourself in the other person's shoes when administering medication.

Subjects Covered:

  • Medication Administration

Length: 2 minutes

Medication Pharmicist

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Annette Dunnah explains how requesting assistance from a pharmacist is a helpful resource, if not more helpful, than reaching out to a physician to discuss medications.

Subjects Covered:

  • Medication Administration

Length: 1 minute

Medication Precautions and Side Effects

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Annette Dunnah explains how it is important to know all the side effects and precautions that go along with taking a certain medication.

Subjects Covered:

  • Medication Administration

Length: 2 minutes

Medication Prescriptions Story

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Ellen Scurry shares a story that highlights the importance of understanding what the doctor is trying to accomplish when prescribing a medication.

Subjects Covered:

  • Medication Administration

Length: 1 minute

Medication Refusal Story

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Ellen Scurry tells a story about how a person being supported was refusing medication and how they discovered the reason was something easily rectified by asking questions.

Subjects Covered:

  • Medication Administration

Length: 1 minute

Medication Refusal Story 2

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Annette Dunnah explains how discussing the benefits of medication with the person they support can assist with successful administration, and she shares a medication refusal story.

Subjects Covered:

  • Medication Administration

Length: 3 minutes

Medication Refusal Story 3

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Annette Dunnah shares a story that shows the importance of asking questions when someone is refusing to take their medication.

Subjects Covered:

  • Medication Administration

Length: 2 minutes

Medication Refusal, Not Personal

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Ellen Scurry talks about not taking it personally when a person refuses to take their medication. She explains different reasons why people may be refusing medication and different methods to try.

Subjects Covered:

  • Medication Administration

Length: 3 minutes

Medication Security

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Ellen Scurry explains how medication security must be taken seriously and why we can never assume people would not take the medication that is not intended for them.

Subjects Covered:

  • Medication Administration

Length: 1 minute

Medication Shouting

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Isaac Steiger and Marcus Reyes demonstrate the correct and incorrect way to let the person they support know when it is time to take their medication.

Subjects Covered:

  • Medication Administration

Length: 1 minute

Medication Side Effect Story

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Annette Dunnah shares a story about a person being supported having a noticeable behavior change after taking a medication. She talks about the need to report changes to avoid a serious side effect.

Subjects Covered:

  • Medication Administration

Length: 2 minutes

Medication Storage

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Annette Dunnah explains the importance of knowing how a medication is supposed to be stored, and the issues it can cause if it isn’t.

Subjects Covered:

  • Medication Administration

Length: 1 minute

Medication Withholding

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Isaac Steiger and Marcus Reyes demonstrate the difference between a positive approach and a negative approach when it is time to administer a medication.

Subjects Covered:

  • Medication Administration

Length: 1 minute

Medication Your Level

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Issac Steiger and Marcus Reyes demonstrate the appropriate way to administer medication to the person they support by “getting to their level”.

Subjects Covered:

  • Medication Administration

Length: 1 minute

Medications Side Effects Story

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Ellen Scurry explains that the person administering a medication should not only read the dosage information, but also the details about side effects. Ellen shares a story related to this.

Subjects Covered:

  • Medication Administration

Length: 2 minutes

Meet One Person

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

In this video, we learn that if you have met one person with an intellectual disability you have met one person with an intellectual disability.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Rights

Length: 1 minute

Meeting New People Safely

Presenter: Harvey Pacht

About This Video:

Harvey Pacht explains some things to think about when you are going to meet new people.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Friendships and Community
  • Risk

Length: 1 minute

Meeting the Employer

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Aimee Althoff offers some best practice advice for arranging the first meeting with an employer, and touches on some of the challenges you may encounter.

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment

Length: 2 minutes

Meeting the Pope

Presenter: Joseph Macbeth

About This Video:

Joseph Macbeth tells the story of a man who wanted to meet the Pope. The support worker, in this story, demonstrates the power of thorough planning and research, and a need for dreams.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Person-Centered Approaches and Thinking
  • Person-Centered Planning

Length: 4 minutes

Memory Loss

Presenter: Diana Kerr

About This Video:

Diana Kerr uses a practical analogy to explain how you can imagine the loss of short-term memory for someone who has dementia.

Subjects Covered:

  • Dementia

Length: 5 minutes

Memory Loss and Orientation

Presenter: Diana Kerr

About This Video:

Diana Kerr uses a personal story to explain how memory loss can affect the person with dementia's ability to orient themselves.

Subjects Covered:

  • Dementia

Length: 4 minutes

Mental Health

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Victor Pereira explains that mental health is different than a mental disability because mental health is a condition that there is a treatment versus mental disability that has no cure.

Subjects Covered:

  • Mental Health

Length: 1 minute

Mental Health Dual Diagnosis

Presenter: Simon Haywood

About This Video:

Simon Haywood introduces mental health, how a mental health problem is diagnosed, and what the term dual diagnosis means.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support

Length: 2 minutes

Mental Health Needs

Presenter: Heather Hermans

About This Video:

Heather Hermans describes the importance of understanding how people’s past affects them daily, so we can support them in a way that they feel safe and secure.

Subjects Covered:

  • Mental Health

Length: 2 minutes

Mental Health Treatment

Presenter: Heather Hermans

About This Video:

Heather Hermans describes the advantages and successes experienced when the people supported, and support workers, come together and engage in various group therapies.

Subjects Covered:

  • Mental Health

Length: 2 minutes

META Meditation Walk Thru

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Sadie Bazur-Leidy takes us through a META meditation, also known as a loving-kindness meditation.

Subjects Covered:

  • Self-Care

Length: 6 minutes

Mindful Conversations

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Ally Cox discusses how important it is to become aware of your own actions and reflect on how you are perceived by others, in order to create the best working environment for your team.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 2 minutes

Mindfulness vs. Mindlessness Examples

Presenter: Peter Leidy

About This Video:

Peter Leidy gives a few examples that illustrate the differences between mindfulness and mindlessness.

Subjects Covered:

  • Self-Care

Length: 3 minutes

Mine Do Not Talk

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger explains that the people you support are not “Yours” and that they are fully capable of speaking and making choices for themselves.

Subjects Covered:

  • Personal and Intimate Care
  • Choice and Control

Length: 1 minute

Mirrors

Presenter: Diana Kerr

About This Video:

Diana Kerr explains the challenges and difficulties that are associated with mirrors for the people we support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Dementia

Length: 3 minutes

Misconceptions About Sexuality

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger tells two stories that highlight some common misconceptions about people's sexuality.

Subjects Covered:

  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 3 minutes

Mislabeling Behavior

Presenter: Heather Hermans

About This Video:

Heather Hermans tells a story that reminds us that the people we support can have mental illness the same as the typical population, and we need to recognize that they may express it in different ways. It is our job to make sure to understand that, so we don’t mislabel them.

Subjects Covered:

  • Mental Health

Length: 1 minute

Missing Out 50 Percent of the Time

Presenter: Peter Leidy

About This Video:

Peter Leidy explains that we are only paying attention 53% of the time and we are therefore missing out on what is happening to us, with us, and around us.

Subjects Covered:

  • Self-Care

Length: 1 minute

Misunderstanding the PTSD mind

Presenter: Karyn Harvey

About This Video:

Karyn Harvey explains how trauma can cause behaviors that are often misunderstood.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Challenging Behavior
  • Trauma Informed Care

Length: 5 minutes

Money

Presenter: Simon Duffy

About This Video:

Simon Duffy talks about the importance of helping people to control their money.

Subjects Covered:

  • Choice and Control
  • Rights
  • Self-Determination

Length: 1 minute

Money Rules

Presenter: Gary Kent

About This Video:

Gary Kent tells us to ask where the money is coming from, what is the support budget, and what are the rules for what it can be used for. He states to look for ways to use it on more than just in-person support services.

Subjects Covered:

  • Managing Support Funding Creatively

Length: 2 minutes

More Alike Than Different

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Jonathan has a conversation with his son Fionn, who has Down syndrome, that illustrates that we are more alike than we are different.

Subjects Covered:

  • Down syndrome

Length: 2 minutes

More Support

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Christine explains how sometimes the people you support may need more support than you can give and that is okay but knowing that it is beyond your scope of support is the best support that you can give.

Subjects Covered:

  • Mental Health

Length: 2 minutes

More Than a Job

Presenter: Bernard Carabello

About This Video:

Bernard Carabello reminds us that the best support staff never forget the human nature of our work.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Person-Centered Approaches and Thinking

Length: 1 minute

More Than Employment

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Aimee Althoff explains how employment can become a community.

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment

Length: 2 minutes

More Understanding Than Communicated

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Barry and his son James explain that it is very easy to underestimate how much information someone with Down syndrome might be understanding because communication isn’t there.

Subjects Covered:

  • Down syndrome

Length: 2 minutes

Mother and Home

Presenter: Diana Kerr

About This Video:

Diana Kerr explains why people with dementia are often drawn to wanting to go home and to be with their mother. Diana goes on to explain some practical strategies.

Subjects Covered:

  • Dementia

Length: 4 minutes

Moving from Guardianship to Supported Decision Making

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

When Malia's son expresses that he longer needs guardianship, but needs guidance, she turns to the supported decision-making project.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 6 minutes

Moving to a Farm?

Presenter: Gary Kent

About This Video:

Gary Kent tells a story that reflects on the understanding that the people we support are sexual beings, capable of being in a relationship, and being fully and completely adult.

Subjects Covered:

  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 1 minute

Multiple Meanings

Presenter: Judith North

About This Video:

Judith North explains and gives an example that demonstrates the importance of thinking about every single word when we communicate.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism
  • Communication
  • Listening

Length: 5 minutes

Music and Clowns

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Jamie has a profound disability. He has very few words. He demonstrates charisma, a sharp sense of humor, and emotional sensitivity.

Subjects Covered:

  • Open Future Social Media Videos

Length: 8 minutes

My Integrity Gap

Presenter: Heather Simmons

About This Video:

Heather Simmons tells a personal story that demonstrates that we all have an integrity gap, given the right circumstances.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Working on the Inside

Length: 4 minutes

My Life

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

In this video we learn that people have names!

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Rights

Length: 1 minute

My Life with Prader-Willi Syndrome

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Lauren Baletsa explains that having Prader-Willi Syndrome and not having support as a young girl led her to overeat and become extremely unhealthy and heavy, but with the right support in place, she is now healthy and happy and supported by people who are encouraging, caring, and positive.

Subjects Covered:

  • Prader-Willi

Length: 2 minutes

My Mental Health

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Shineeca Mcleod explains what mental health means to her and how she keeps mentally healthy by going to the gym, to the movies, and taking her medications regularly.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Mental Health

Length: 1 minute

My Own Business

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Brad Goldman explains how he used his skills and interests to establish and operate his own small business. Brad's story helps to reaffirm the fact the everyone can work.

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment

Length: 2 minutes

My Rights

Presenter: Harvey Pacht

About This Video:

Harvey Pacht reviews a range of important rights.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Choice and Control
  • Rights

Length: 2 minutes

Natural Support

Presenter: Gary Kent

About This Video:

Gary Kent explains that as people with disabilities age they become more dependent on others, but by relying on each other and the community for natural support people can maintain skills, independence and happiness.

Subjects Covered:

  • Aging
  • Growing Older

Length: 3 minutes

Natural Supports In the Workplace

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Rachel Pollock explains what natural supports are and how you can help the person you support, in the workplace.

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment

Length: 2 minutes

Naturally

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

We collaborated with the brilliant Michael Steinbruck to create this song titled "Naturally" and starring Roger Crown about the right of all people to build a home and a life in their community.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support
  • Home
  • Rights

Length: 5 minutes

Need for Fun (1)

Presenter: David Pitonyak

About This Video:

David Pitonyak explains that many people with disabilities do not have much to look forward to in their lives and describes how important it is for people to experience fun and joy.

Subjects Covered:

  • Challenging Behavior
  • Good Support

Length: 3 minutes

Need for Fun (2)

Presenter: David Pitonyak

About This Video:

David Pitonyak explains how he supported Roland and Fay to have more fun and joy in his life.

Subjects Covered:

  • Challenging Behavior
  • Good Support

Length: 3 minutes

Need for Fun (3)

Presenter: David Pitonyak

About This Video:

David Pitonyak explains how you could help someone to discover more fun and joy in their life.

Subjects Covered:

  • Challenging Behavior
  • Good Support

Length: 7 minutes

Need for Intimacy

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger explains that the drive and need for intimacy is greater than the drive and need for sex.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 3 minutes

Need to be Honest

Presenter: Maria Hodermarska

About This Video:

Maria Hodermarska explains her understanding of the challenges of working in our field and the need to be honest about that.

Subjects Covered:

  • Families

Length: 3 minutes

Needs Best Met

Presenter: Peter Leidy

About This Video:

Peter Leidy paraphrases Jean Clark and explains how “A person’s needs are best met by people whose needs are met.”

Subjects Covered:

  • Self-Care

Length: 1 minute

Negative Perception and Treatment

Presenter: Marc Tumeinski

About This Video:

Marc Tumeinski provides some examples that demonstrate how negative perception leads to negative treatment for the people you support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Valued Social Roles

Length: 2 minutes

Neglect and Acts of Omission

Presenter: Tanya Carnell

About This Video:

Tanya Carnell explores some of the signs and symptoms of neglect and acts of omission.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Good Support

Length: 3 minutes

Never Do Work for...

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger tells an intriguing story that explains the quote "never do work for your client that belongs to them."

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Good Support
  • Self-Determination
  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 7 minutes

Never Make Assumptions

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Stuart Mills explains that it is important when supporting someone with Down Syndrome that you do not make assumptions about what you think people can and cannot do or how they will or will not react based on your prior experiences.

Subjects Covered:

  • Down syndrome

Length: 4 minutes

Never Too Old

Presenter: Gary Kent

About This Video:

Gary Kent tells the story of two people he supported, who originally lived in an institution together, and their journey to completely transform their lives.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Person-Centered Planning
  • Valued Social Roles

Length: 3 minutes

New Year

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

This video was created to support “The Stay Up Late Campaign”. What if you weren’t allowed to control your own bedtime? This video illustrates the need for flexible support schedules.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Choice and Control

Length: 1 minute

Night Out

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Maddie goes out with Laura and her friend Sam. They show us what flexible support looks like and how much fun it can be.

Subjects Covered:

  • Open Future Social Media Videos

Length: 2 minutes

Night Waking

Presenter: Diana Kerr

About This Video:

Diana Kerr explains the difficulties that someone with dementia may have with night waking.

Subjects Covered:

  • Dementia

Length: 3 minutes

Nil by Mouth

Presenter: Rachel Wright

About This Video:

Rachel Wright tells a personal story about her son’s experience with food and how they have adapted over time.

Subjects Covered:

  • Profound and Multiple Intellectual Disabilities

Length: 6 minutes

No Words

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger explains that when people feel powerless, they will do anything they can to assert all the power they can. Behind a lot of problem behavior is simply skills not learned. Therefore, people need to learn skills and language to help convey their feelings so this can be alleviated.

Subjects Covered:

  • Diversity
  • Challenging Behavior
  • Communication

Length: 4 minutes

Nobody Knows Me Better Than Me

Presenter: Janice Bartley

About This Video:

John Raffaele asks Janice Bartley how it might feel if people did her documentation with her instead of without her.

Subjects Covered:

  • Documentation

Length: 2 minutes

Noise

Presenter: Diana Kerr

About This Video:

Diana Kerr explains how noise can contribute to challenging behavior that is often seen in people with dementia. Diana goes on to suggest some practical strategies to help.

Subjects Covered:

  • Challenging Behavior
  • Dementia

Length: 2 minutes

Non-Compliant

Presenter: Karyn Harvey

About This Video:

Karyn Harvey expresses why she hates the word non-compliant.

Subjects Covered:

  • Open Future Social Media Videos

Length: 1 minute

Normal High Functioning

Presenter: Janice Bartley

About This Video:

Janice Bartley talks about why she hates the words normal and high functioning. Janice goes on to talk about how she would like people to perceive disabled people.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Rights

Length: 2 minutes

Not a Paperwork Process

Presenter: Beth Mount

About This Video:

Beth Mount explains that some services and systems have, mistakenly, tried to turn person-centered planning into a paperwork process. Beth goes on to explain what a real person-centered plan looks and feels like.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Person-Centered Approaches and Thinking
  • Person-Centered Planning
  • Documentation

Length: 2 minutes

Not a Phone

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Warning: this film contains graphic content that some people may find upsetting to watch. This film illustrates the importance of respecting people’s privacy.

Subjects Covered:

  • Boundaries

Length: 1 minute

Not Appropriate

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

This video questions the discrepancy between what some professionals say is and is not appropriate and what paid staff decide to do in their spare time. Who gets to decide what is age appropriate? What people choose to spend their time doing in their own spare time is their own business.

Subjects Covered:

  • Choice and Control
  • Rights

Length: 1 minute

Not Broken Parts

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Victor Pereira explains how support workers, doctors, and parents need to learn how to treat people with disabilities fairly, so that we can all live together in harmony, and we can end the stigma associated with disabilities once and for all.

Subjects Covered:

  • Mental Health

Length: 1 minute

Not Impaired, Just Different and One of Us

Presenter: Judith North

About This Video:

Judith North explains why we should move from thinking that people are impaired to being different.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism

Length: 2 minutes

Not Micromanagement

Presenter: Gina Brelesky

About This Video:

Gina Brelesky explains the difference between micromanagement and Person-Centered Supervision.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 1 minute

Not My Mum

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

We do not control people.

Subjects Covered:

  • Choice and Control
  • Rights

Length: 1 minute

Not Telling Someone

Presenter: Irene Tuffrey-Wijne

About This Video:

Irene Tuffrey-Wijne explains that you need to make sure the reason behind withholding bad news to someone you support is for them, and not because you think it will be difficult for you.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Good Support

Length: 4 minutes

Not Ticking Boxes

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Will Alpass discusses how it feels more person focused now, and how he feels more supported as a support worker since the funding is now individualized.

Subjects Covered:

  • Managing Support Funding Creatively
  • Person-Centered Approaches and Thinking

Length: 2 minutes

Not Your Anything

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

We do not own the people we support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Choice and Control
  • Rights

Length: 1 minute

Noticing and Naming Internal Dialogue

Presenter: Peter Leidy

About This Video:

Peter Leidy explains how most of us get caught up in the inner talk and images that take us away from the present, and although there is nothing wrong with this, it is important to be aware that it is happening and be able to call it what it is.

Subjects Covered:

  • Self-Care

Length: 1 minute

Objective Observer

Presenter: Gina Brelesky

About This Video:

Gina Brelesky explains that there is always a third story in a conversation and the role an objective observer plays in seeing both sides of a story.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 1 minute

Observing Epilepsy

Presenter: Alison Corp

About This Video:

Alison Corp discusses the importance of recording details of a seizure.

Subjects Covered:

  • Documentation
  • Epilepsy

Length: 2 minutes

One Page Profiles and Accessible Communication

Presenter: Rachel Wright

About This Video:

Rachel Wright discusses the importance of key information and the accessibility of that information for support workers.

Subjects Covered:

  • Profound and Multiple Intellectual Disabilities
  • Communication
  • Documentation

Length: 2 minutes

One Person at a Time

Presenter: Jack Pearpoint

About This Video:

Jack Pearpoint highlights that the only way you can help people have a meaningful and full life is to support one person at a time.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Person-Centered Approaches and Thinking
  • Person-Centered Planning

Length: 1 minute

Open Dialogue

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Ally Cox discusses how it can be important to share how you are feeling and have an open dialogue in order to have a productive conversation.

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 2 minutes

Opening Choice

Presenter: Gary Kent

About This Video:

Gary Kent tells the story of a woman who was moving out of a home that he operated. This story helps to explain the importance of asking questions, listening, and 'opening choice.'

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Listening

Length: 2 minutes

Opening Our Eyes to Diversity

Presenter: Karyn Harvey

About This Video:

Karyn Harvey explains how as we open our eyes to diversity, we see that every person is a unique universe, yet the differences between us are less significant than we may be led to think.

Subjects Covered:

  • Diversity
  • Rights

Length: 1 minute

Other People Help Us

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Christine Towers explains how often people we support do not have the natural networks that other people may have through jobs, friends, partners, and family.

Subjects Covered:

  • Aging
  • Growing Older

Length: 3 minutes

Our Beliefs Affect What We See

Presenter: Kate Fulton

About This Video:

Kate Fulton talks about our Reticular Activating System (RAS), which is like our gatekeeper or filter of words, conversations, and so on. Kate explains, what we think about is very often what we see.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Working on the Inside

Length: 1 minute

Outcomes of Intensive Interaction

Presenter: Dave Hewett

About This Video:

Dave Hewitt describes the fundamentals of communications as the outcomes of intensive interaction.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Intensive Interaction

Length: 2 minutes

Outcomes of Intensive Interaction

Presenter: Graham Firth

About This Video:

Graham Firth reviews a range of helpful outcomes that can result from applying intensive interaction.

Subjects Covered:

  • Intensive Interaction

Length: 1 minute

Outings Suck!

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Sam and his friends have a fun night out!

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Open Future Social Media Videos

Length: 3 minutes

Pace and Scope

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Jill Bradshaw explains pace and scope as it relates to active support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Active Support
  • Good Support

Length: 4 minutes

Pain

Presenter: Diana Kerr

About This Video:

Diana Kerr highlights the similarities between how someone with dementia may respond to pain and how we recognize dementia.

Subjects Covered:

  • Dementia

Length: 4 minutes

Pain and Comfort

Presenter: Sarah Clayton

About This Video:

Sarah Clayton describes the situation that a family went through while trying to make someone feel more comfortable.

Subjects Covered:

  • Profound and Multiple Intellectual Disabilities

Length: 3 minutes

Pain Relief

Presenter: Diana Kerr

About This Video:

Diana Kerr explains the complexities of identifying and communicating pain that may be experienced by someone with dementia. Diana goes on to suggest how pain relief should be administered to someone with dementia.

Subjects Covered:

  • Dementia

Length: 3 minutes

Palliative Care

Presenter: Irene Tuffrey-Wijne

About This Video:

Irene Tuffrey-Wijne explains that when someone you support only has a limited time left to live, it is important to focus not on how they want to die, but rather on how they want to live with the remaining time they have left.

Subjects Covered:

  • End of Life Care

Length: 2 minutes

Parallel Talk

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger explains the benefits of parallel talk for support staff in that it helps to remind us that our role as supporters is not to support “for” the person, but rather “with” the person.

Subjects Covered:

  • Personal and Intimate Care
  • Abuse Prevention

Length: 7 minutes

Parasympathetic Breathing Story

Presenter: Peter Leidy

About This Video:

Peter Leidy explains a simple breathing exercise that has great results.

Subjects Covered:

  • Self-Care

Length: 2 minutes

Part of Me

Presenter: Judith North

About This Video:

Judith North explains why autism is part of who people are.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism

Length: 1 minute

Passion for Art Supports Job Success

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Abby Schatten explains how the discovery process of customized employment helped her find a job for someone that they loved and took pride in.

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment

Length: 3 minutes

Path

Presenter: Jack Pearpoint

About This Video:

Jack Pearpoint details the benefits of the Path process when helping people plan for their future.

Subjects Covered:

  • Choice and Control
  • Person-Centered Approaches and Thinking
  • Person-Centered Planning

Length: 3 minutes

Patience

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger explains how important it is to understand the disability that people have. As Dave describes, although disability is not always visible, it is real.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support

Length: 5 minutes

Patrick

Presenter: Louise Heatley

About This Video:

Louise Heatley recalls a time when she supported someone who was dying and how special it was that the days and weeks ahead of his death, there was an open-door policy for people to share time with him and say their proper goodbyes.

Subjects Covered:

  • End of Life Care

Length: 3 minutes

Patrick's Care

Presenter: Louise Heatley

About This Video:

Louise Heatley recalls how important it was to make space for Patrick’s housemates to play a role in his end of life care, not only was it special for Patrick to have support, but it was also important for the housemates to feel that they were helping him while also gaining a better understanding of the fact that he was dying.

Subjects Covered:

  • End of Life Care

Length: 2 minutes

Paul’s Team

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Leighton Jay explains the make up of Paul’s team and how the choice of the team members can help Paul to find his own way. Subjects Covered: Leadership

Subjects Covered:

  • Leadership

Length: 2 minutes

Peel the Potatoes or Go Away

Presenter: Margaret Cushen

About This Video:

Margaret Cushen explains why you should integrate yourself into an activity rather than just standing and watching.

Subjects Covered:

  • Active Support
  • Good Support

Length: 3 minutes

Peer Advocacy

Presenter: Bernard Carabello

About This Video:

Bernard Carabello describes his role as a peer advocate and the importance of the role.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy

Length: 2 minutes

Pema Chodran and Workplace

Presenter: Peter Leidy

About This Video:

Peter Leidy explains that when we practice expressing a compassionate feeling, thought or intention towards another person, the cumulative effect increases our capacity to be compassionate.

Subjects Covered:

  • Self-Care

Length: 2 minutes

People Age Differently