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3 Days a Week
32 Years of Learning
3D Processing
A balanced relationship
A Global Concept
A Naturalistic Approach
A Parent Supporting Decisions
A Person-Centered Plan for Everyone?
A Positive Circle of Support
A Respectful Burial
A Sense of Achievement
A Significant Shift in Expertise
A Special Relationship
A Story of Trauma
About Friendship
Abuse at Willowbrook
Abuse Statistics
Accept What I Cannot Do
Acting on Wishes
Active Support
Active Support Based on Needs
Actively Engaged
Activities Build Community
Admitting Cory to Hospital
Advocacy and Conflicts of Interest
Age Appropriateness & Intensive Interaction
All Behavior is Meaningful
Allowing People to Make their own Decisions
Always Presume Capacity
An Alternative Way to Understand the Acronym FASD
An Ethical Dilemma
An Intrusion Into Selfhood
Angels?
Another Kind of Safety
Applying and Interviewing for Work
Applying for a Job
Asking for Permission
Asking Permission
Aspects of Brain Development Affected by FASD
Asperger's and the Autism Spectrum
Asperger's Syndrome Defined
Assumptions About Community
Assumptions About Friendships
Auditory Sensory Processing
Augmented and Altenative Communication
Autism and Mental Health
Autism Diagnosis
Autism Key Strategies
Autism Personal Perpective
Autism Spectrum
Autism Spectrum Condition Defined
Autism Strength and Special Interests
Babies, Intensive Interaction
Background to Person-Centered Planning
Baker Story
Barriers to Communication
Basic Rights
Becoming a Parent
Behavior and FASD
Behavior is Communication
Behind Every Problem Behavior Is A Skill Not Yet Learned
Being a Parent
Being a Parent
Being Claimed
Being Danielle's Mother
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
Bill of Rights
Biology of trauma
Body Modesty
Boundaries are Important for Everyone
Breakdown in Important Relationships
Breaking Down the Risk
Bringing Value to the Community
Build on Capacities
Build on Capacities
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
But Nothing Happens Here
Capacity to Make Decisions
Caring vs. Supporting
Challenges of Active Support
Challenges of Community Building
Challenges of Unpredictable Processing
Challenges, Intensive Interaction
Changing Face of Documentation
Changing Societies Stereotypes
Choice and Control
Choice and Safety
Choice Saying No
Choice Vs. Control
Circle of Relationships
Circle of Support
Circle of Support Ebb and Flow
Circle of Support Invitation
Clara's Story
Co-Creating a Better Life
Cocaine, Trauma and Abuse
Come Over to My Side of the Bridge
Communicating With Families
Communicating With Families
Communicating With Families
Communication and Respect
Communication is key to a healthy relationship
Communication Less is More
Communication Passports / Dictionaries
Communication Personal Perspective
Communication Technology
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 of Interest
Considering another person's needs before your own
Control (1)
Control (2)
Control (3)
Control, Power, and Self-Determination
Controlling the Meeting
Cory's Self Determination Story
Counterfeit Criminality
Crossing Traditional Boundaries
Cultural Differences
Customized Employment
Dangers of Unpaid Work
Dating Strategies
Decision Making Story
Dementia
Dementia Calming Strategies
Dementia Strategies
Demonization of Documentation
Diagnosis of Autism
Diagnostic Overshadowing
Different Perspectives
Different Standards
Different types of trauma
Difficult Family?
Difficult Family?
Dignity of Risk Story
Direction, Purpose, and Meaning
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
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
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
Embedding Active Support in the Workplace
Embracing Disability
Employment and Community
Employment and Friendships
Engagement and Happiness
Engaging Through Problem Behaviors
Enhancing Competencies
Enhancing Image
Entering a New World
Every Moment Has Potential
Everyone Can Work
Everyone Makes Decisions
Example of Supported Decision Making
Exclusion and Trauma
Expectations and Patience
Experience of Abuse
Exploring Discovery
Exploring Freedom
Exploring the Sensual
Eye Contact
F Word
Fading Paid Support Maximising 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
FASD and Sensory Difficulties
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
Fay Builds Relationships and Community
Fay's Broken Heart
Fear of the Future
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
Five Accomplishments
Freedom from the Institution
Freedom To Me
Friendship and Happiness
Frontline of Defense
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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

A Global Concept

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

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

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 3 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 that they supported had a proper eulogy and burial when it did not look like this would be the case.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support

Length: 5 min

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 min

A Significant Shift in Expertise

Presenter: Kate Fulton

About This Video:

Kate 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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 the Willowbrook state institution.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Good Support
  • Rights

Length: 1 min

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 min

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 min

Acting on Wishes

Presenter: Michael Kendrick

About This Video:

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

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 3

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 min

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 min

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 an activities.

Subjects Covered:

  • Active Support

Length: 3 min

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 min

Admitting Cory to Hospital

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

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

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 1 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

Allowing People to Make their own Decisions

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

This video 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 min

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 peoples' true potential.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 1 min

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 min

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 min

An Intrusion Into Selfhood

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

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

Subjects Covered:

  • Boundaries

Length: 4 min

Angels?

Presenter: Joseph Macbeth

About This Video:

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

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support

Length: 5 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

Asking Permission

Presenter: Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt

About This Video:

Elizabeth 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 min

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 min

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 min

Asperger's Syndrome Defined

Presenter: Simon Haywood

About This Video:

Simon Haywood defines Asperger's Syndrome.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism

Length: 1 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

Autism Diagnosis

Presenter: Simon Haywood

About This Video:

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

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism

Length: 1 min

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 min

Autism Personal Perpective

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 min

Autism Spectrum

Presenter: Simon Haywood

About This Video:

Simon Haywood explores the meaning of autism spectrum.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism

Length: 1 min

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 min

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 min

Babies, Intensive Interaction

Presenter: Dave Hewett

About This Video:

Dave Hewitt discusses the 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 min

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 min

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 of support to find employment.

Subjects Covered:

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

Length: 2 min

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 min

Basic Rights

Presenter: Harvey Pacht

About This Video:

Harvey Pacht explains the basic rights that people have.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Rights

Length: 1 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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
  • Challenging Behavior

Length: 6 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

Benefits of Supported Decision Making

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

This video 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 lifes.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 2 min

Benefits of Valued Social Roles

Presenter: Marc Tumeinski

About This Video:

Marc Tumeinski explains the benefits of different values social roles.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Valued Social Roles

Length: 3 min

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 by describing 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 min

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 min

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 with or have 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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

Build on Capacities

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 min

Build on Capacities

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 min

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 min

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 min

Building and Growing Community

Presenter: Margaret Cushen

About This Video:

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

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support

Length: 3 min

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 gentle and thoughtful approach to introducing new interests when the person you support is less certain.

Subjects Covered:

  • Contribution
  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support

Length: 4 min

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 min

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 min

Building Trust

Presenter: Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt

About This Video:

Elizabeth 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 min

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 lady created her own small contribution to her neighborhood, which built relationships and also served to support her own passion.

Subjects Covered:

  • Contribution
  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support

Length: 5 min

Capacity to Make Decisions

Presenter: Simon Duffy

About This Video:

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

Subjects Covered:

  • Choice and Control
  • Rights
  • Self-Determination

Length: 4 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

Circle of Relationships

Presenter: Patti Scott

About This Video:

Patti Scott explains that a circle is really 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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

Clara's Story

Presenter: Clara Berg

About This Video:

Clara Berg tells a story of acceptance.

Subjects Covered:

  • Families

Length: 5 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

Communicating With Families

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 min

Communicating With Families

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

Length: 3 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

Community

Presenter: Simon Duffy

About This Video:

Simon Duffy explains how becoming part of 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 min

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 it not safe to be entirely dependent on paid support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support

Length: 1 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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: 2 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

Control (1)

Presenter: Simon Duffy

About This Video:

Simon Duffy expands of 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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

Cory's Self Determination Story

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

A young man gives his firsthand experience with supported decision making.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 4 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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

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 min

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 for 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 min

Different types of trauma

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 scaled trauma to a person.

Subjects Covered:

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

Length: 2 min

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 min

Difficult Family?

Presenter: Janis Swindlehurst

About This Video:

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

Subjects Covered:

  • Families

Length: 2 min

Dignity of Risk Story

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

This videos tells a story of a young man who is giving the opportunity and dignity to make his own decision although being advised otherwise by his supported decision making team.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 2 min

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 min

Documentation Accuracy

Presenter: John Raffaele

About This Video:

John Raffaele explains the importance of creating accurate documentation.

Subjects Covered:

  • Documentation

Length: 2 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

Doing With Not For People

Presenter: Margaret Cushen

About This Video:

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

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support

Length: 2 min

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 min

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: 1 min

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 min

Door to Door Potential

Presenter: Michael Kendrick

About This Video:

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

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 2 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 also more likely to need less support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment
  • Person-Centered Approaches and Thinking

Length: 2 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

Entering a New World

Presenter: Maria Hodermarska

About This Video:

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

Subjects Covered:

  • Families

Length: 4 min

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 min

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. But 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
  • Employment
  • Good Support

Length: 2 min

Everyone Makes Decisions

Presenter: Other

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, on a daily basis on both small decisions and big ones, and therefore the people we support should be granted the same opportunities.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 1 min

Example of Supported Decision Making

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

This video 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 in regard to her medicine.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 4 min

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 min

Expectations and Patience

Presenter: Myles Himmelreich

About This Video:

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

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 3 min

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
  • Families

Length: 2 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

F Word

Presenter: Peter Leidy

About This Video:

Peter Leidy introduces Sherry's story that inspired him to write the song 'F Word.' The 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 min

Fading Paid Support Maximising 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 think more about natural support as a way to fade their own paid supports.

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment
  • Good Support

Length: 3 min

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
  • Families

Length: 2 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

FASD and Personal Care

Presenter: Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt

About This Video:

Elizabeth 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 min

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 min

FASD and Sensory Difficulties

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 min

FASD and Sensory Difficulties

Presenter: Myles Himmelreich

About This Video:

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

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 3 min

FASD and Sleep

Presenter: Marsha Wilson

About This Video:

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

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 2 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

FASD Avoiding Conflict

Presenter: Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt

About This Video:

Elizabeth 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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

FASD Consistently Inconsistent

Presenter: Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt

About This Video:

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

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 1 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

FASD Keeping People Safe

Presenter: Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt

About This Video:

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

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
  • Risk

Length: 4 min

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 min

FASD Lessons Learned

Presenter: Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt

About This Video:

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

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 3 min

FASD Money and Budgeting

Presenter: Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt

About This Video:

Elizabeth 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 min

FASD Organization and Structure

Presenter: Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt

About This Video:

Elizabeth 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 min

FASD Patience

Presenter: Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt

About This Video:

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

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 2 min

FASD Safety and Security

Presenter: Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt

About This Video:

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

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 2 min

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 min

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 min

FASD, Structure, and Consistency

Presenter: Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt

About This Video:

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

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 1 min

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 min

Fay's Broken Heart

Presenter: David Pitonyak

About This Video:

David Pitonyak tells the story Fay's isolation.

Subjects Covered:

  • Challenging Behavior
  • Friendships and Community

Length: 3 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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

Length: 4 min

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 min

Freedom To Me

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Samantha Hughes talks about what freedom means to her.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Rights

Length:

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 min

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 min

G-L
LIST
Gaining My Trust
Gathering a Circle of Support
Get That S*** Out!
Get to Know People
Getting Cory Guardianship
Getting Services and a Diagnosis
Getting to Know Lynda 2
Getting To Know People (1) 3
Getting To Know People 1
Getting to Know People 4
Good Intentions Gone Bad
Good Person-Centered Planning
Good Support
Graded Assistance
Great Example of Supported Decision Making
Growing Friendships and Community
Guardian Imagining Better
Hands Off Its My Home!
Harley Davidson Story
Helping People Be in Control
Helping People Make Decisions
Helping People to Draw Their Own Boundaries
Helping Staff Teams, Intensive Interaction
History Makes the Person
Home and Family
Home Environment
How Risky Is It To Live In Service
How to ask someone out
How to Become Known in Community
How to Incorrectly Handle Rejection
How to Keep a Job
How to meet and get to know someone
How to meet someone
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 Love My Guys
I Thought Guardianship Was Just Keeping Him Safe
Image and Competency Enhancement
Imbalance of Power
Impatience and Expectations
Importance of Assistive Technology
Importance of Being Paid
Importance of Families
Importance of Relationships
Informal Safeguards
Informed Consent
Instead of Ultimatums Give Choices
Institutional Abuse
Intensive Interaction Conversation
Intensive Interaction Example
Intensive Interaction Example
Intensive Interaction Strategies
Interactions with Doctors
Interpreting Communication
Introducing Dementia
Introducing People to Community
Intrusion of Support
Invisible Support
Involve and Speak to People
It Takes a Relationship
It's Not About Being An Artist
Italian Stallion
Job Creation
John wants a balanced relationship
Keep It Simple
Keeping a Friend
Keeping Communication Simple
Keeping it Simple
Keiths Story
Know the Disability
Know the Person
Knowing your sexual rights
Knowledge is Power
Lack of Friends
Lack of Trust
Lacking Ability
Language and Sensory Processing
Late Diagnosis
Learning About Relationships
Learning Body Privacy
Leaving the Institution
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 Work and Georges Story
Life Wasting
Lisa compromises for John
Listening to People
Listening With Heart
Little and Often
Living in a Home
Loneliness is the Only Disability
Losing an Interest
Lost Direction
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 min

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 min

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 word.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Documentation
  • Rights

Length: 1 min

Get to Know People

Presenter: Michael Kendrick

About This Video:

Person centered planning helps to meet each person's individual and unique needs.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 1 min

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 min

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: 10 min

Getting to Know Lynda 2

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 min

Getting To Know People (1) 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 min

Getting To Know People 1

Presenter: David Pitonyak

About This Video:

David Pitonyak talks about how gets to know people.

Subjects Covered:

  • Challenging Behavior

Length: 2 min

Getting to Know People 4

Presenter: Harvey Pacht

About This Video:

Harvey Pacht introduces some thoughts about getting to know people.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community

Length: 1 min

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 min

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 that demonstrates the powerful potential of planning.

Subjects Covered:

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

Length: 7 min

Good Support

Presenter: Lynda Kahn

About This Video:

Lynda Kahn talks about what good support means to her. Lynda goes on to suggest we 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: 2min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

Hands Off Its 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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

Helping Staff Teams, Intensive Interaction

Presenter: Graham Firth

About This Video:

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

Subjects Covered:

  • Intensive Interaction

Length: 2 min

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 min

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
  • Families

Length: 2 min

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 min

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: 3 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

How to meet someone

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

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

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Friendships and Community
  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 1 min

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 min

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: 1 min

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 min

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 min

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
  • Boundaries
  • Good Support
  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 5 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

Impatience and Expectations

Presenter: Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt

About This Video:

Elizabeth 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 min

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: 2 min

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 min

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 min

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

Informal Safeguards

Presenter: Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt

About This Video:

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

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
  • Risk

Length: 3 min

Informed Consent

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

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

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 1 min

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 min

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 min

Intensive Interaction Conversation

Presenter: Dave Hewett

About This Video:

Dave Hewitt explains how intensive Interaction can simply 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 min

Intensive Interaction Example

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 contacts and exchanging facial expressions, gradually building his ability to focus and take part.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Intensive Interaction

Length: 3 min

Intensive Interaction Example

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Example of people with a diverse range of ages and abilities benefiting from and enjoying intensive interaction.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Intensive Interaction

Length: 3 min

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 min

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 min

Interpreting Communication

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

This video 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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

Keep It Simple

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Jill Bradshaw explains how to keep it simple in relation to active support.

Subjects Covered:

Length: 1 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

Keiths 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. This is the first job that Keith has ever had. He was previously told that he would never be able to achieve paid work.

Subjects Covered:

  • Contribution
  • Employment

Length: 2 min

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 min

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 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 min

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 min

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 explains why she finds it very difficult to trust paid support staff with her daughter.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Families

Length: 2 min

Lacking Ability

Presenter: Other

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 min

Language and Sensory Processing

Presenter: Judith North

About This Video:

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

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism
  • Communication
  • Listening

Length: 3 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

Let People take the Lead

Presenter: Michael Kendrick

About This Video:

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

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 2 min

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 min

Life at Willowbrook

Presenter: Bernard Carabello

About This Video:

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

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Good Support
  • Rights

Length: 2 min

Life Story Work and Georges 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 min

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 min

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 feeling, concerns and needs.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Friendships and Community
  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 1 min

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 min

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 min

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: 2min

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 min

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 min

Losing an Interest

Presenter: Diana Kerr

About This Video:

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

Subjects Covered:

  • Dementia

Length: 2 min

Lost Direction

Presenter: Simon Duffy

About This Video:

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

Subjects Covered:

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

Length: 3 min

M-R
LIST
Maintaining Control of the Meeting
Make the Situation Speak for Itself
Making his own Decisions
Making It Work
Making Sure People Control Their Own Meetings
Managing Conflict When Planning
Mapping the Community 1
Mapping the Community 2
Maps
Masturbation Is Never Taught
Matching Story
Me and Mine, You and Yours
Meaningful Engagement
Meeting New People Safely
Meeting the Employer
Meeting the Pope
Memory Loss
Memory Loss and Orientation
Mental Health Dual Diagnosis
Mirrors
Misconceptions About Sexuality
Misunderstanding the PTSD mind
Money
More Than a Job
Mother and Home
Moving from Guardianship to Supported Decision Making
Moving to a Farm?
Multiple Meanings
My Integrity Gap
My Own Business
My Rights
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
Negative Perception and Treatment
Neglect and Acts of Omission
Never Do Work for ...
Never Too Old
Night Waking
Nobody Knows Me Better Than Me
Noise
Normal High Functioning
Not a Paperwork Process
Not Impaired Just Different and One of Us
One Person at a Time
Opening Choice
Our Beliefs Affect What We See
Outcomes of Intensive Interaction
Outcomes of Intensive Interaction
Pace and Scope
Pain
Pain Relief
Part of Me
Path
Patience
Peel the Potatoes or Go Away
Peer Advocacy
People First Language
People Vote with their Feet
People Will Make Poor Decsions
Peoplework, Not Just Paperwork
Permission to Touch Me
Person-Centered Journey
Personal Experience of Rejection
Phone Sex Lines and Loneliness
Physical and Verbal Prompts
Physical Features of FASD
Physical, Financial, Psychological, and Sexual Abuse
Planning for Success, Learning from Mistakes
Planning to Work
Playing It Safe
Pleasure and Happiness
Pledge of Personal Power
Policy for Sexuality and Relationships
Position of Power
Positive Attitude
Positive Outcomes of Intensive Interaction
Positive Risk Taking
Power of Seeing
Power, Control, and Abuse
Practice Decision Making
Preparing for Active Support
Preparing for Active Support 2
Presume Competence
Privacy is a Learned Skill
Private vs Public
Processing Explained
Processing Language
Processing Solutions
Professional Independent Advocacy
PTSD and Arousal
PTSD and Avoidance
PTSD and Negative Moods
PTSD and phobia and fears
PTSD triggers and symptoms
Public Private Story
Purpose and Happiness
Questioning Policies
Raising Expectations
Raising Your Awareness
Recording Intensive Interaction
Recording Intensive Interaction
Reduce Demand and Complexity
Reducing Stress, Anxiety, and Adgitation
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
Respect Privacy
Respecting Choice and Control of Activity
Respecting the Boundaries of the People we Support
Responsibility and Trust
Reviewing Progress
Reviewing the Journey
Rhythmic Behavior & Intensive Interaction
Right Relationship Sharing the Power
Right to Good Support
Rights at Home
Rights, Responsibilities, and Contribution
Risk
Risk Forbid or Teach
Risk, Rights, and Responsibilities Story
Roland Is Lonely
Role Modeling
Running Away From Home
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 min

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 min

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 min

Making It Work

Presenter: Bev Ashman

About This Video:

Bev Ashman explains what makes active support work.

Subjects Covered:

  • Active Support

Length: 3 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

Meeting the Employer

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

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

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment

Length: 2 min

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 need for dreams.

Subjects Covered:

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

Length: 4 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

Moving from Guardianship to Supported Decision Making

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

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

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 6 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

Natural Supports In the Workplace

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

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

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment

Length: 2 min

Naturally

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

We collaborated with the brilliant Michael Steinbruck to create this song titled "Naturally" and staring 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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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: 3 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

Noise

Presenter: Diana Kerr

About This Video:

Diana Kerr explains how noise can contribute to the 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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

Path

Presenter: Jack Pearpoint

About This Video:

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

Subjects Covered:

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

Length: 3 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

People First Language

Presenter: Kathie Snow

About This Video:

Kathie Snow introduces people first language and explains that people first language communicates what the person 'has', not who the person 'is'.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Good Support

Length: 4 min

People Vote with their Feet

Presenter: Michael Kendrick

About This Video:

Michael Kendrick explains how behaviors can be a way for people to communicate their wishes for control over their own lives.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 2 min

People Will Make Poor Decsions

Presenter: Michael Kendrick

About This Video:

Michael Kenrick explains how in supported decision making there will be some decisions that are poor ones, it is not a reason for someone to not be able to make his/her own decisions.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 1 min

Peoplework, Not Just Paperwork

Presenter: John Raffaele

About This Video:

John Raffaele reminds us that behind every piece of paperwork is a person.

Subjects Covered:

  • Documentation
  • Good Support

Length: 3 min

Permission to Touch Me

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger talks about his experience of first using a wheelchair and how boundaries changed for him.

Subjects Covered:

  • Boundaries
  • Risk

Length: 8 min

Person-Centered Journey

Presenter: Beth Mount

About This Video:

Beth Mount talks about person-centered planning as a journey to explore possibilities and help people to find their unique contribution to their communities and find their place in society.

Subjects Covered:

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

Length: 2 min

Personal Experience of Rejection

Presenter: Steve Dymond

About This Video:

Steve Dymond talks about working alongside a gentleman called Fran who has multiple disabilities. Steve describes the rejection that Fran experienced on a work trip that they took together.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Rights
  • Advocacy
  • Rights

Length: 4 min

Phone Sex Lines and Loneliness

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger tells a story that highlights the loneliness that many people experience, and how it is often overlooked. WARNING: This film should only be viewed by adults.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support
  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 5 min

Physical and Verbal Prompts

Presenter: Margaret Cushen

About This Video:

Margaret Cushen explains how you can use physical and verbal prompts to assist the active support approach.

Subjects Covered:

  • Active Support
  • Good Support

Length: 2 min

Physical Features of FASD

Presenter: Christine Lilley

About This Video:

Christine Lilley speaks about the physical features that people with FASD experience.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 1 min

Physical, Financial, Psychological, and Sexual Abuse

Presenter: Tanya Carnell

About This Video:

Tanya Carnell explores some of the signs and symptoms of physical, financial, psychological, and sexual abuse.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Good Support

Length: 2 min

Planning for Success, Learning from Mistakes

Presenter: Margaret Cushen

About This Video:

Margaret Cushen explains how you can organize your active support approach to plan for success and how you can learn from your mistakes.

Subjects Covered:

  • Active Support
  • Good Support

Length: 3 min

Planning to Work

Presenter: Beth Mount

About This Video:

Beth Mount explains that person-centered planning was originally created, in part, with the specific intention of helping people to think about and find real work.

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment
  • Person-Centered Planning

Length: 2 min

Playing It Safe

Presenter: Joseph Macbeth

About This Video:

John Macbeth tells the story of a support worker who played it safe. John goes on to explain what it would take to move on from a good afternoon onto a great life.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support

Length: 3 min

Pleasure and Happiness

Presenter: Karyn Harvey

About This Video:

In this video Karyn Harvey explains how experiences of pleasure in life lead to an overall happier existence.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Friendships and Community
  • Self-Esteem
  • Families
  • Listening

Length: 1 min

Pledge of Personal Power

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Advocates recite a pledge of personal power created in collaboration with Dave Hingsburger.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Rights

Length: 1 min

Policy for Sexuality and Relationships

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger talks about good policy and explains why policies need to govern staff behavior, not the behavior of those with disabilities.

Subjects Covered:

  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 3 min

Position of Power

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger explains that, "Direct support workers are often the least powerful people in the organization, so they forget that they are often the most powerful person in the life of the person with a disability."

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Good Support

Length: 2 min

Positive Attitude

Presenter: Kathie Snow

About This Video:

Kathie Snow reveals her own experiences with professionals who did not have a positive attitude, and underlines the importance of developing a positive attitude in our own life and work.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Person-Centered Planning
  • Working on the Inside

Length: 5 min

Positive Outcomes of Intensive Interaction

Presenter: Graham Firth

About This Video:

Graham Firth and others describe various positive outsomes of intensive interaction

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Intensive Interaction

Length: 5 min

Positive Risk Taking

Presenter: John Raffaele

About This Video:

John Raffaele explains how we can approach risk positively.

Subjects Covered:

  • Risk

Length: 2 min

Power of Seeing

Presenter: Dave Hasbury

About This Video:

Dave Hasbury explains the powerful nature of being able to see the conversation and plan that is being developed.

Subjects Covered:

  • Graphic Facilitation
  • Person-Centered Planning

Length: 3 min

Power, Control, and Abuse

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger talks about his own personal experience of power, control, and abuse, and reviews the need to always be able to reflect on your own practice.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Choice and Control

Length: 9 min

Practice Decision Making

Presenter: Michael Kendrick

About This Video:

Michael Kenrick explains the importance of support workers giving the people they support the opportunity to make decisions so they can see themselves as decision makers.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 2 min

Preparing for Active Support

Presenter: Margaret Cushen

About This Video:

Margaret Cushen explores the preparation that is needed to best enable the active support approach.

Subjects Covered:

  • Active Support
  • Good Support

Length: 2 min

Preparing for Active Support 2

Presenter: Margaret Cushen

About This Video:

Margaret Cushen explores what you need to do to prepare so the person can flow through the active support session.

Subjects Covered:

  • Active Support
  • Good Support

Length: 3 min

Presume Competence

Presenter: David Pitonyak

About This Video:

David Pitonyak explains that we should not make assumptions about people and that instead we should presume competence.

Subjects Covered:

  • Challenging Behavior
  • Choice and Control
  • Good Support

Length:

Privacy is a Learned Skill

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger uses his own experiences to tell a story that highlight the understanding that privacy is a learned skill.

Subjects Covered:

  • Boundaries

Length: 9 min

Private vs Public

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger tells a story that highlights the importance of not discussing private matters in public.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Good Support
  • Rights
  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 8 min

Processing Explained

Presenter: Judith North

About This Video:

Judith North explains how your processing system works.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism

Length: 2 min

Processing Language

Presenter: Judith North

About This Video:

Judith North uses and interactive example to demonstrate some of the challenges that someone with autism may have with processing language.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism
  • Communication
  • Good Support

Length: 3 min

Processing Solutions

Presenter: Judith North

About This Video:

Judith North explains how we can use our understanding of our own processing system to help find solutions to the difficulties others are having with their's.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism

Length: 3 min

Professional Independent Advocacy

Presenter: Margaret Cushen

About This Video:

Margaret Cushen explains why in certain circumstances a professional independent advocate is needed.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Choice and Control
  • Rights

Length: 2 min

PTSD and Arousal

Presenter: Karyn Harvey

About This Video:

Karyn Harvey explains how post traumas can lead to constant states agitation and arousal.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Challenging Behavior
  • Self-Esteem

Length: 2 min

PTSD and Avoidance

Presenter: Karyn Harvey

About This Video:

Karyn Harvey shares how trauma can cause behavioral issues.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Challenging Behavior

Length: 4 min

PTSD and Negative Moods

Presenter: Karyn Harvey

About This Video:

Karyn Harvey explains how PTSD can cause people to have a negative view of everything.

Subjects Covered:

  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Self-Esteem

Length: 3 min

PTSD and phobia and fears

Presenter: Karyn Harvey

About This Video:

Karyn Harvey explains how PTSD can lead people to experience extreme phobias and fears.

Subjects Covered:

  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Self-Esteem

Length: 4 min

PTSD triggers and symptoms

Presenter: Karyn Harvey

About This Video:

Karyn Harvey explains how triggers can bring on symptoms of PTSD and cause behavior issues in present day.

Subjects Covered:

  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Challenging Behavior
  • Self-Esteem

Length: 2 min

Public Private Story

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger shares a story that explains how what is public and what is private can become confused.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Boundaries

Length: 5 min

Purpose and Happiness

Presenter: Karyn Harvey

About This Video:

Karyn Harvey explains how having a sense of purpose can help people overcome traumas from their past.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Choice and Control
  • Self-Esteem
  • Trauma Informed Care

Length: 2 min

Questioning Policies

Presenter: Peter Leidy

About This Video:

Peter Leidy speaks about the need to question policies and procedures that you feel get in the way of a person's rights.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Rights

Length: 3 min

Raising Expectations

Presenter: Beth Mount

About This Video:

Beth Mount talks about the importance of raising expectations specifically referring to employment.

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment
  • Good Support
  • Contribution
  • Friendships and Community

Length: 1 min

Raising Your Awareness

Presenter: Kate Fulton

About This Video:

Kate Fulton introduces some thoughts on how you can raise your awareness of how present you are.

Subjects Covered:

  • Listening
  • Working on the Inside

Length: 2 min

Recording Intensive Interaction

Presenter: Graham Firth

About This Video:

Graham Firth explains the importance of and the various ways of recording intensive interaction.

Subjects Covered:

  • Documentation
  • Intensive Interaction

Length: 2 min

Recording Intensive Interaction

Presenter: Dave Hewett

About This Video:

Dave Hewitt highlights the importance and various means of recording the progress of your intensive interactions.

Subjects Covered:

  • Documentation
  • Intensive Interaction

Length: 2 min

Reduce Demand and Complexity

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Jill Bradshaw explains how to reduce demand and complexity as it relates to active support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Active Support
  • Good Support

Length: 1 min

Reducing Stress, Anxiety, and Adgitation

Presenter: Diana Kerr

About This Video:

Diana Kerr explains how best to reduce stress and agitation for someone with dementia.

Subjects Covered:

  • Challenging Behavior
  • Dementia

Length: 2 min

Relationship Denied

Presenter: Gary Kent

About This Video:

Gary Kent tells the story of a couple who were banned from their day program for sexual behavior the organization that ran the program found unacceptable. However, as you will understand from this film, their behavior was entirely understandable given their circumstances.

Subjects Covered:

  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 2 min

Relationships and Disabilities

Presenter: Beth Mount

About This Video:

Beth Mount explains the importance of creating deep and meaningful relationships in order to lead rich and fulfilling lives.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Person-Centered Approaches and Thinking
  • Valued Social Roles

Length: 1 min

Relationships Heal Trauma

Presenter: Karyn Harvey

About This Video:

Karyn Harvey shares a story about a man with a great deal of trauma who develops a relationship with someone that helps to heal his PTSD.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Sexuality and Relationships
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Self-Esteem

Length: 5 min

Repeated Crisis

Presenter: David Pitonyak

About This Video:

David Pitonyak explores the problem of repeated crises that many people appear to experience.

Subjects Covered:

  • Challenging Behavior

Length: 3 min

Repetition and Intensive Interaction

Presenter: Jan Gordon

About This Video:

Jan Gordon explains when to and when not to do intensive interaction. Other practitioners go on to explain the importance of repetition.

Subjects Covered:

  • Intensive Interaction

Length: 3 min

Repetitive Documentation

Presenter: John Raffaele

About This Video:

John Raffaele explains why we need to connect even the most mundane tasks of documentation to the people that we are there to support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Documentation

Length: 3 min

Reporting Abuse

Presenter: Tanya Carnell

About This Video:

Tanya Carnell talks about several important considerations when reporting abuse.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Good Support

Length: 1 min

Reporting Abuse

Presenter: Harvey Pacht

About This Video:

Harvey Pacht explains how you should report abuse.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention

Length: 1 min

Reporting Abuse Your Responsibility

Presenter: Tanya Carnell

About This Video:

Tanya Carnell explains what your responsibilities are for reporting abuse.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Good Support

Length: 1 min

Research and Intensive Interaction

Presenter: Graham Firth

About This Video:

Graham Firth talks about the various research studies that have been undertaken and how they support intensive interaction.

Subjects Covered:

  • Intensive Interaction

Length: 2 min

Respect Privacy

Presenter: Michael Kendrick

About This Video:

Michael Kenrick tells a story that illustrates the importance of privacy for people so they can feel that they have authority and independence over their own lives.

Subjects Covered:

  • Person-Centered Approaches and Thinking

Length: 3 min

Respect Privacy

Presenter: Michael Kendrick

About This Video:

Michael Kendrick tells a story that highlights the importance of respecting the privacy of the people you support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Boundaries
  • Choice and Control
  • Good Support

Length: 3 min

Respecting Choice and Control of Activity

Presenter: Margaret Cushen

About This Video:

Margaret Cushen explains how you can respect the choice and control someone has during an active support session.

Subjects Covered:

  • Active Support
  • Choice and Control
  • Good Support

Length: 1 min

Respecting the Boundaries of the People we Support

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger explains how we can respect and recognize the boundaries of the people we support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Boundaries
  • Good Support
  • Home
  • Rights

Length: 7 min

Responsibility and Trust

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger highlights the responsibility of trust that exists between you and the person you support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Good Support

Length: 3 min

Reviewing Progress

Presenter: Dave Hasbury

About This Video:

Dave Hasbury talks about how you can support people to review the challenges and successes of building community and friendships.

Subjects Covered:

  • Contribution
  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support

Length: 3 min

Reviewing the Journey

Presenter: Jack Pearpoint

About This Video:

Jack Pearpoint talks about why and how we can help people to meet to review the person-centered planning journey according to the needs of the person.

Subjects Covered:

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

Length: 3 min

Rhythmic Behavior & Intensive Interaction

Presenter: Dave Hewett

About This Video:

Dave Hewitt explains how intensive interaction can be applied to connect with someone who is displaying rhythmic/rocking behavior.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism
  • Intensive Interaction

Length: 2 min

Right Relationship Sharing the Power

Presenter: Heather Simmons

About This Video:

Heather Simmons explains how she discovered that a right relationship shares the power between the worker and the person receiving supports.

Subjects Covered:

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

Length: 3 min

Right to Good Support

Presenter: Harvey Pacht

About This Video:

Harvey Pacht explains the right to support that people have, and what good support means to him.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Rights

Length: 1 min

Rights at Home

Presenter: Harvey Pacht

About This Video:

Harvey Pacht explains the rights that people have at home.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Home
  • Rights

Length: 1 min

Rights, Responsibilities, and Contribution

Presenter: Dave Hasbury

About This Video:

David Hasbury explains that people need to not only be responsible for their own actions, but they also need to be encouraged to consider their responsibility to contribute to their community and society.

Subjects Covered:

  • Choice and Control
  • Contribution
  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support
  • Rights
  • Self-Determination

Length: 4 min

Risk

Presenter: John Raffaele

About This Video:

John Raffaele talks about the subject of risk in our work.

Subjects Covered:

  • Risk

Length: 3 min

Risk Forbid or Teach

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger presents two examples that demonstrates that we think about risk we can teach and not just forbid.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Choice and Control
  • Risk

Length: 9 min

Risk, Rights, and Responsibilities Story

Presenter: John Raffaele

About This Video:

John Raffaele shares a story that demonstrates an informed and supported decision making process that respected the rights of a man who wanted to own a gun.

Subjects Covered:

  • Rights
  • Risk

Length: 4 min

Roland Is Lonely

Presenter: David Pitonyak

About This Video:

David Pitonyak tells the story of Roland's loneliness to introduce that relationships are critical to our wellbeing.

Subjects Covered:

  • Challenging Behavior
  • Friendships and Community

Length: 3 min

Role Modeling

Presenter: Sam Sly

About This Video:

Sam Sly talks about role modeling and how it can help the people you support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support

Length: 1 min

Running Away From Home

Presenter: Gary Kent

About This Video:

Gary Kent tells the story of a man who used to run away from his residential home. It was deemed that he needed to be protected, but when the home closed and he was finally given his opportunity to make a choice and take control of his own life, the understanding of his needs also changed.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Challenging Behavior
  • Choice and Control
  • Home
  • Listening

Length: 2 min

S-Z
LIST
Safe Organizations
Scheduling Communication
Scope of Intensive Interaction
Seeing Posibility
Seeing Tension Inspires Outcomes
Seeing What's Important
Self-Acceptance
Self-Esteem
Sensory Difficulties and Challenging Behaivor
Sensory Interventions
Sensory Processing Difficulties
Separate the Person from the Beahvior
Seven Ways to Cause a Crisis
Sex Education
Sex Education Myth
Sex Education Safety 1
Sex Education Safety 2
Shared Interest
Shaun's Story
She Does Not Mind
Short Term Memory Loss
Showers and Baths
Showing Up
Showing Up and Learning How To Be
Single Beds Single Lives?
Single Parent
Six Keys to Citizenship
Slowing Down and Listening
Small Steps Mean Progress
Small Talk With Families
Social Devaluation
Social Difficulty Personal Perspective
Social Disability
Social Distance
Social Inclusion & Communication
Social Relationships Personal Perspective
Social Roles
Social Rules
Someone to Blame
SRV and Dr Wolf Wolfensberger
Staff have trauma too
Stepping Into People's Shoes
Steps of Supported Decision Making
Story of Abuse
Story of Pocohor
Stress and Memory
Stress of Being a Parent
Stress of Being a Parent
Structure, Change, and Transition
Success at Work Leads to Problems
Supported Decision Making and Your Role
Supported Decision Making Challenges
Supported Decision Making Changed Cory
Supported Decision Making Explained
Supported Decision Making is a Right
Supported Decision Making Preventing Guardianship
Supported Decision Making Story
Supported Decision Making Works
Supported Risk Taking
Supporting Contribution
Supporting Human Rights
Supporting Me
Supporting People Differently
Supporting Success
System-Centered Vs. Person-Centered
Tailor Made Services
Teaching Public and Private
Teaching Social Distance
Thats Okay I am Your Friend
The 'Nonsexual' Idea
The Bear Story
The Best Intentions
The bullying and trauma relationship
The Color Red
The Dignity of Risk
The Disability Community
The Disability Secret
The First Meeting
The Good Things of Life
The Graphic Equalizer
The Harley Story - Animated
The Impact of Support
The Importance of Community
The Importance of Dreams
The Importance of Home
The importance of staff
The Institution
The Joy of Roles
The Lost Brother
The Magic of Processing
The Most Important Social Skill Is ...
The power of positive regard
The pursuit of happiness
The Right Job - The Right Match
The Right Match
The Supporters Role
The Triad of Impairments & Intensive Interaction
The Urine Nation
The wrong way to approach someone
Thinking Through the Details of Active Support
Three ingredients of healing
Three Things
Time and Patience
Too Many Choices
Transition Slowly
Trauma Response vs Behavioral Response
Trauma Therapy
Trust Comes Slowly
Trust Without Journey Is Compliance
Tuning In, Intensive Interaction
Turnover
Tyler's Drawing Starts Conversations
Types of Guardianship
Underlying Physiological Issues
Understanding Your Impact
Understanding Your Intentions
Understanding Yourself First
Unfair expectations
Unpaid Work
Use Your Power Carefully
Valued Role of Employee
Values of Inclusion
Various Forms of Abuse and Trauma
Visual Aids
Washing Pats Hair
We Are Both Warriors
We Are Not Friends and We Are Not Family
We Need to be Needed (1)
We Need to be Needed (2)
Welcome to Holland
What An Integrity Gap Looks Like
What Are Your Needs?
What Creates Success
What Disability Does Not Mean
What Disability Means
What Do We Know?
What does consent mean?
What FASD Means to Me
What FASD Means to Me
What Happens at an Interview
What Happens When You Report Abuse
What Happens When you Report Abuse?
What heals trauma?
What I'd Say
What is Advocacy?
What is Austim
What is Graphic Facilitation?
What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?
What is Self-Advocacy?
What is Supported Decision Making?
What is trauma informed care?
What it feels like to be invisible
What John Wants
What makes a balanced relationship?
What Makes a Good Home
What Makes a Good Life
What Makes Good Support?
What Not to Do
What Self-Determination Means
When Independent Advocacy Is Needed
When Success Is Sabotaged
When to Report Abuse
Who Abuses People?
Who Can Benefit From Intensive Interaction
Who Could be the Abuser?
Who is at Risk of Abuse
Who Is This Person?
Who Should be a Supporter
Who To Tell
Why Active Support?
Why are Boundaries Important for the People we Support?
Why Are We Talking?
Why Draw
Why is Engagement Important
Why Report Abuse?
Willowbrook Expose and Closure
Work Accommodations and Adjustments
Working on the Inside
Working Out Your Role
Working Together
Working Together
Working together for a successful relationship
Working With Families
Wounding
Writing Without Me
You Can't Just Listen With Your Ears
You Cannot Be Hungry You Just Ate
You Cannot Stop Poor Decisions
You shouldn't have to earn everything
You've Got to be Present
Your Gift Creates Possibilities
Your Integrity Gap
Your Processing System
Safe Organizations

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

This film with Dave Hingsburger highlights the need for organizations to be safe places.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention

Length: 3 min

Scheduling Communication

Presenter: Janis Swindlehurst

About This Video:

Janis Swindlehurst explains the importance of scheduling communication with a family.

Subjects Covered:

  • Families

Length: 2 min

Scope of Intensive Interaction

Presenter: Dave Hewett

About This Video:

Dave Hewitt explains how some people may miss out on receiving the intensive interaction approach because their abilities are misleading.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Intensive Interaction

Length: 2 min

Seeing Posibility

Presenter: Kathie Snow

About This Video:

Kathie Snow reflects on a story about how her own vision of what was possible for her son differed from what professionals told her.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Working on the Inside

Length: 5 min

Seeing Tension Inspires Outcomes

Presenter: Dave Hasbury

About This Video:

Dave Hasbury describes how drawing or graphic facilitation can develop an uncomfortable but useful tension between how things are and how things need to be.

Subjects Covered:

  • Graphic Facilitation
  • Person-Centered Planning

Length: 4 min

Seeing What's Important

Presenter: Dave Hasbury

About This Video:

Dave Hasbury explains how drawing or graphic facilitation can help us to see what is really important to people.

Subjects Covered:

  • Graphic Facilitation
  • Person-Centered Planning

Length: 6 min

Self-Acceptance

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

John Elkin talks about having a cleft palate. John’s cleft palate can make his speech hard to understand. But he has learned to accept this and explain what it means to other people.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy

Length: 2 min

Self-Esteem

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Samantha Hughes explains why people with good self-esteem feel good about themselves and are proud of who they are.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy

Length: 1 min

Sensory Difficulties and Challenging Behaivor

Presenter: Simon Haywood

About This Video:

Simon Haywood highlights sensory processing difficulties as one of the key factors that can cause challenging behavior.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism
  • Challenging Behavior

Length: 2 min

Sensory Interventions

Presenter: Simon Haywood

About This Video:

Simon Haywood presents an example of a sensory intervention and how it may help the person.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism

Length: 1 min

Sensory Processing Difficulties

Presenter: Simon Haywood

About This Video:

Simon Haywood explores what sensory processing difficulties may mean for people with autism.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism

Length: 2 min

Separate the Person from the Beahvior

Presenter: Simon Haywood

About This Video:

Simon Haywood explains that when you witness challenging behavior, you need to be able to separate the behavior from the person.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism
  • Challenging Behavior

Length: 1 min

Seven Ways to Cause a Crisis

Presenter: Peter Leidy

About This Video:

Peter Leidy introduces the background to and shares the song '7 Ways to Cause a Crisis' to help us to reflect on our own interactions with the people we support and how those interactions can impact people.

Subjects Covered:

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

Length: 4 min

Sex Education

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger asks why we are so focused on sex education and explains why he prefers to call what he does relationship training.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support
  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 4 min

Sex Education Myth

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger states that the people you support are already being educated about sex, and he stresses the need to balance what people learn from the media with more accurate information.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 4 min

Sex Education Safety 1

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger explains that most of the people you support will have been abused and that many of those people were abused by the very people who were paid to support them in the same way you are.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 1 min

Sex Education Safety 2

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger expands on the importance of teaching that people are safe here and with me when you are conducting sex education.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 7 min

Shared Interest

Presenter: Harvey Pacht

About This Video:

Harvey Pacht explains the importance of shared interests to support good friendships.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community

Length: 2 min

Shaun's Story

Presenter: Karyn Harvey

About This Video:

Karyn Harvey tells the story of Shaun and the role of a staff member in helping change Shaun's negative behaviors into positive ones.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Challenging Behavior
  • Self-Esteem

Length: 5 min

She Does Not Mind

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger tells a story about a woman's boundaries that were ignored by her support staff.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Good Support

Length: 3 min

Short Term Memory Loss

Presenter: Diana Kerr

About This Video:

Diana Kerr uses a personal example to demonstrate the effect short term memory loss may have on someone with dementia. Diana goes on to explain how she comforted someone though this difficulty.

Subjects Covered:

  • Dementia

Length: 3 min

Showers and Baths

Presenter: Diana Kerr

About This Video:

Diana Kerr explains some of the difficulties that someone with dementia may have with showers and baths.

Subjects Covered:

  • Dementia

Length: 3 min

Showing Up

Presenter: Dave Hasbury

About This Video:

Dave Hasbury talks about using people's gifts to show up and become known in community places and the function that your role can play in supporting people's experience of the community.

Subjects Covered:

  • Choice and Control
  • Contribution
  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support
  • Listening
  • Person-Centered Approaches and Thinking
  • Person-Centered Planning
  • Self-Determination

Length: 5 min

Showing Up and Learning How To Be

Presenter: Dave Hasbury

About This Video:

Dave Hasbury talks about how you can guide people through the process of showing up and learning how to be and what to do when things do not go as planned.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support

Length: 2 min

Single Beds Single Lives?

Presenter: Gary Kent

About This Video:

Gary Kent tells a story about how he helped people to have single beds in the belief that they would have single lives.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Choice and Control
  • Home
  • Rights
  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 2 min

Single Parent

Presenter: Clara Berg

About This Video:

Clara Berg uses her own experience as a parent to reflect on the challenges of being a single parent raising a child who has disabilities.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Families

Length: 2 min

Six Keys to Citizenship

Presenter: Simon Duffy

About This Video:

Simon Duffy explores the six keys to citizenship that he developed to help people understand what constitutes good and individualized support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Choice and Control
  • Contribution
  • Employment
  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support
  • Home
  • Person-Centered Planning
  • Rights
  • Self-Determination

Length: 3 min

Slowing Down and Listening

Presenter: Jack Pearpoint

About This Video:

Jack Pearpoint introduces the essential person-centered skill of listening.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Good Support
  • Listening

Length: 2 min

Small Steps Mean Progress

Presenter: Margaret Cushen

About This Video:

Margaret Cushen explains that small steps mean progress during an active support session.

Subjects Covered:

  • Active Support
  • Good Support

Length: 1 min

Small Talk With Families

Presenter: Clara Berg

About This Video:

Clara Berg explains that talking about yourself or things that are not work related can help to bring the family closer to you.

Subjects Covered:

  • Families

Length: 2 min

Social Devaluation

Presenter: Marc Tumeinski

About This Video:

Marc Tumeinski introduces social devaluation.

Subjects Covered:

  • Valued Social Roles
  • Good Support

Length: 2 min

Social Difficulty Personal Perspective

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Adele Mason talks about the challenges of considering other people's perspectives when developing friendships and relationships with others.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism
  • Communication
  • Friendships and Community

Length: 2 min

Social Disability

Presenter: Judith North

About This Video:

Judith North talks about some of the ways that people may try to control a social world that is otherwise oblivious to their needs.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism
  • Communication

Length: 2 min

Social Distance

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger describes how children usually develop social distance, and again highlights the difficulties the people you support may have with this concept.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support
  • Sexuality and Relationships
  • Abuse Prevention

Length: 2 min

Social Inclusion & Communication

Presenter: Graham Firth

About This Video:

Graham Firth explains how intensive interaction can support both social inclusion and communication.

Subjects Covered:

  • Intensive Interaction

Length: 2 min

Social Relationships Personal Perspective

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Adele Mason talks about the progress she has made with her confidence, but also explains how she still struggles to develop relationships with others, demonstrating how complicated relationships can be.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism
  • Communication
  • Friendships and Community
  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 1 min

Social Roles

Presenter: Marc Tumeinski

About This Video:

Marc Tumeinski explains how social roles function in our society.

Subjects Covered:

  • Valued Social Roles

Length: 2 min

Social Rules

Presenter: Judith North

About This Video:

Judith North talks about the social rules that we live by and gives an example of how difficult it can be for people to get the social interaction right.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism
  • Communication

Length: 4 min

Someone to Blame

Presenter: Maria Hodermarska

About This Video:

Maria Hodermarska tells a story about a frustrating interaction with an agency who supports her son.

Subjects Covered:

  • Families

Length: 4 min

SRV and Dr Wolf Wolfensberger

Presenter: Marc Tumeinski

About This Video:

Marc Tumeinski introduces Dr Wolf Wolfensberger's work and the concept of of Social Role Valorization.

Subjects Covered:

  • Valued Social Roles

Length: 4 min

Staff have trauma too

Presenter: Karyn Harvey

About This Video:

Karyn Harvey explains how staff members have trauma too and it makes it sometimes difficult for staff members to help others because they have yet to heal.

Subjects Covered:

  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Self-Esteem

Length: 4 min

Stepping Into People's Shoes

Presenter: Marc Tumeinski

About This Video:

Marc Tumeinski talks about the benefits of stepping into the shoes of the people you support. Marc also considers some factors that can consciously or unconsciously affect our ability to see things from the perspective of the person you support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Families
  • Good Support
  • Valued Social Roles

Length: 2 min

Steps of Supported Decision Making

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

This video explains the steps of supported decision making.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 3 min

Story of Abuse

Presenter: Gary Kent

About This Video:

Roger Crown tells his story (with the support of Gary Kent) of the abuse that he has experienced in his life.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Advocacy
  • Choice and Control

Length: 4 min

Story of Pocohor

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger tells a moving story about companionship.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Listening

Length: 10 min

Stress and Memory

Presenter: Diana Kerr

About This Video:

Diana Kerr tells a personal story that helps to explain how stress can affect our memory. Diana goes on to explain how stress affects people with dementia and how you should avoid or comfort someone through stressful times.

Subjects Covered:

  • Dementia

Length: 5 min

Stress of Being a Parent

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Evelyn Perez shares some of the emotional strain and stresses that she experiences as a parent.

Subjects Covered:

  • Families

Length: 3 min

Stress of Being a Parent

Presenter: Clara Berg

About This Video:

Clara Berg discusses some of the stresses that she experiences as a parent.

Subjects Covered:

  • Families

Length: 2 min

Structure, Change, and Transition

Presenter: Simon Haywood

About This Video:

Simon Haywood explores why and how transition and change can be planned for by using an established structure that gradually introduces how and when the change is going to happen.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism

Length: 4 min

Success at Work Leads to Problems

Presenter: Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt

About This Video:

Elizabeth tells the story of a man with FASD whose success at work led to problems.

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 2 min

Supported Decision Making and Your Role

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

This video explains the role of the direct support staff in supported decision making.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 2 min

Supported Decision Making Challenges

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

This video provides awareness about the challenges associated with supported decision making and suggests solutions for these hurdles in order for supported decision to be successful.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 3 min

Supported Decision Making Changed Cory

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

A mother tells her story of choosing supported decision making for her son and the wonderful effects it has had on him.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 3 min

Supported Decision Making Explained

Presenter: Michael Kendrick

About This Video:

Michael Kenrick explains how supported decision making has evolved over the years into a formal and explicit plan in relation to people with disabilities.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 1 min

Supported Decision Making is a Right

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

This video explains how supported decision making gives the supported person a right to make decisions, even if not always the best choices, to help them grow and have control over their own life.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 2 min

Supported Decision Making Preventing Guardianship

Presenter: Michael Kendrick

About This Video:

This video explains that if decision making is introduced ate an early age, people arrive at adulthood more sure of themselves and familiar with their own power to make decisions.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 1 min

Supported Decision Making Story

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

This video tells a story of a young woman who was able to make her own financial decisions with the assistance through supported decision making.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 1 min

Supported Decision Making Works

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

This video explains that the people we support, with assistance, are able to make decisions about their own lives such as banking, housing, and recreation, through supported decision making.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 2 min

Supported Risk Taking

Presenter: Michael Kendrick

About This Video:

Michael Kenrick tells a story of one woman's determination for independence even if it meant risk was involved.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 2 min

Supporting Contribution

Presenter: David Pitonyak

About This Video:

David Pitonyak presents several examples that demonstrate how people can be supported to make a contribution.

Subjects Covered:

  • Contribution
  • Friendships and Community

Length: 6 min

Supporting Human Rights

Presenter: Doreen Kelly

About This Video:

Doreen Kelly explains that good support is about meeting more than people's basic needs. Doreen explains that your job is really about helping people to attain their human rights.

Subjects Covered:

  • Challenging Behavior
  • Good Support
  • Rights
  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 5 min

Supporting Me

Presenter: Diana McCourt

About This Video:

Diana McCourt explains how she would like support staff to interact with her.

Subjects Covered:

  • Families

Length: 4 min

Supporting People Differently

Presenter: Marsha Wilson

About This Video:

Marsha Wilson explains how the support that people with FASD need may often be different to the support provided to other people with disabilities.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 3 min

Supporting Success

Presenter: Myles Himmelreich

About This Video:

Myles Himmelreich says your success may not be my success and my success may not be your success.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 4 min

System-Centered Vs. Person-Centered

Presenter: Beth Mount

About This Video:

Beth Mount explores the differences between system-centered and person-centered services.

Subjects Covered:

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

Length: 2 min

Tailor Made Services

Presenter: Doreen Kelly

About This Video:

Doreen Kelly discusses how important it is for services to be tailor made to the person, particularly when that person has challenging behavior.

Subjects Covered:

  • Challenging Behavior
  • Person-Centered Planning

Length: 4 min

Teaching Public and Private

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger explains some strategies that can be used to help teach about public vs private boundaries.

Subjects Covered:

  • Boundaries

Length: 5 min

Teaching Social Distance

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger explains how you can think about teaching social distance.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Good Support
  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 8 min

Thats Okay I am Your Friend

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger tells a story about a man who announces his loneliness. The response from his worker does not serve to help this man.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Boundaries
  • Good Support

Length: 4 min

The 'Nonsexual' Idea

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger explores the stereotypes attached to the sexuality of the people you support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 3 min

The Bear Story

Presenter: David Pitonyak

About This Video:

David Pitonyak tells a personal story about an encounter with a bear to explain how the activation of the limbic brain changes our brain-body complex and how these changes have implications for the people we serve.

Subjects Covered:

  • Challenging Behavior
  • Good Support

Length: 10 min

The Best Intentions

Presenter: Joseph Macbeth

About This Video:

Joseph Macbeth tells the story of support worker who had good intentions, but was misguided and lacked understanding of her ethical responsibilities to the person she supported.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Self-Determination

Length: 5 min

The bullying and trauma relationship

Presenter: Karyn Harvey

About This Video:

Karyn Harvey explains how bullying can be more overpowering than grief when it comes to the trauma it creates.

Subjects Covered:

  • Self-Esteem
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Challenging Behavior

Length: 4 min

The Color Red

Presenter: Diana Kerr

About This Video:

Diana Kerr explains why the color Red is so useful for someone with dementia and how you can use this knowledge to better support people.

Subjects Covered:

  • Dementia

Length: 2 min

The Dignity of Risk

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

This video explains how it is important for everyone to have the opportunity to make their own decisions for it is in the mistakes that we make we can see true growth.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 1 min

The Disability Community

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger talks about the importance of the disability community. Dave goes on to explain why he is more concerned about the number of communities that people are part of than how many friends they have.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community

Length: 5 min

The Disability Secret

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger talks about the need for people with disabilities to have a healthy relationship with who they are.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support

Length: 2 min

The First Meeting

Presenter: Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt

About This Video:

Elizabeth explains how she approaches people with FASD when she meets them for the first time.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 1 min

The Good Things of Life

Presenter: Marc Tumeinski

About This Video:

Marc Tumeinski explains what the 'good things in life' are and their importance in the lives of the people we support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Valued Social Roles

Length: 2 min

The Graphic Equalizer

Presenter: Judith North

About This Video:

Judith North uses the example of a graphic equalizer to think about sensory processing in more detail.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism

Length: 3 min

The Harley Story - Animated

Presenter: Joseph Macbeth

About This Video:

Joseph Macbeth tells story about a man with disabilities and a Harley Davidson Motorcycle club.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support

Length: 3 min

The Impact of Support

Presenter: Heather Simmons

About This Video:

Heather Simmons talks about her husband Richard who has a disability and the impact the support he needs has on their lives.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Listening

Length: 6 min

The Importance of Community

Presenter: Simon Duffy

About This Video:

Simon Duffy explains that community is more than just a collection of buildings. As Simon explains, community is, in fact, a place that can support and facilitate the interaction of a wide range of valued social roles.

Subjects Covered:

  • Families
  • Friendships and Community
  • Valued Social Roles

Length: 3 min

The Importance of Dreams

Presenter: Jack Pearpoint

About This Video:

Jack Pearpoint explores the importance of dreams, and how they can be interpreted.

Subjects Covered:

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

Length: 2 min

The Importance of Home

Presenter: Simon Duffy

About This Video:

Simon Duffy explains the importance of home and highlights the difference between 'having a home' and being 'put in a home.'

Subjects Covered:

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

Length: 2 min

The importance of staff

Presenter: Karyn Harvey

About This Video:

Karyn Harvey explains how staff members can affect the health and wellness of the people they support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support
  • Self-Esteem
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Challenging Behavior

Length: 4 min

The Institution

Presenter: Diana McCourt

About This Video:

Diana McCourt talks about her early experience of being a parent and her daughters time in the state institution Willowbrook. Diana also speaks about how her approach to the challenges she has faced with her daughter has changed over time.

Subjects Covered:

  • Families

Length: 7 min

The Joy of Roles

Presenter: Marc Tumeinski

About This Video:

Marc Tuminski expands on his own experiences of helping someone to experience a valued role for the first time.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Valued Social Roles

Length: 4 min

The Lost Brother

Presenter: Joseph Macbeth

About This Video:

Joseph Macbeth tells a moving story about a person who receives support connecting with a long lost brother. This story demonstrates the potential of truly great support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Families
  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support

Length: 6 min

The Magic of Processing

Presenter: Judith North

About This Video:

Judith North explains what processing means and gives an example of how fast the system does that job.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism

Length: 2 min

The Most Important Social Skill Is ...

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger explains that the most important social skill is reciprocity, and expands on its importance.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 6 min

The power of positive regard

Presenter: Karyn Harvey

About This Video:

Karyn Harvey explains the correlation between positive regard and happiness.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support
  • Self-Esteem
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Communication

Length: 3 min

The pursuit of happiness

Presenter: Karyn Harvey

About This Video:

Karyn Harvey explains how we should focus on encouraging and supporting the happiness of the people we support, rather than correcting the negative.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support
  • Communication
  • Self-Esteem

Length: 1 min

The Right Job - The Right Match

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Aimee Althoff explores the strategy to use to ensure the person you support is matched to the right job.

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment

Length: 2 min

The Right Match

Presenter: Gary Kent

About This Video:

Gary Kent helps us to think about what it might be like to be supported by someone you do not have a good relationship with.

Subjects Covered:

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

Length: 1 min

The Supporters Role

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

This video explains the role of the supporter in shared decision making. It includes but is not limited to, providing information, offering advice, listening to whom you support, assisting in making decisions, respecting decisions when make and helping communicate the decisions that are made.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 1 min

The Triad of Impairments & Intensive Interaction

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Lydia Swinton overviews the way in which Intensive Interaction focuses on some of the effects of the central triad of impairments, which are impairment of social interaction, communication, and imagination.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism
  • Communication
  • Intensive Interaction

Length: 2 min

The Urine Nation

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger tells a story about using the washroom at conferences. This story highlights the importance of teaching the appropriate boundaries and how we help people to value their own bodies.

Subjects Covered:

  • Boundaries
  • Risk

Length: 4 min

The wrong way to approach someone

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

This video show the wrong approach to meeting someone for the first time.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Friendships and Community
  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 1 min

Thinking Through the Details of Active Support

Presenter: Margaret Cushen

About This Video:

Margaret Cushen examines the details of active support and how you can think through the various steps and details of the assistance you provide.

Subjects Covered:

  • Active Support
  • Good Support

Length: 3 min

Three ingredients of healing

Presenter: Karyn Harvey

About This Video:

Karyn Harvey explains the three ingredients necessary for people to heal from PTSD and other traumas.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support
  • Listening
  • Self-Esteem
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Choice and Control
  • Communication

Length: 2 min

Three Things

Presenter: Peter Leidy

About This Video:

Peter Leidy shares the three things that are most valued by support staff, and how those things can be supported.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support

Length: 6 min

Time and Patience

Presenter: Simon Haywood

About This Video:

Simon Haywood explains that to achieve the gold standard of high quality support for people with autism, you must understand that you will need time, and that your work is a marathon, not a sprint.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism
  • Challenging Behavior
  • Good Support

Length: 1 min

Too Many Choices

Presenter: David Pitonyak

About This Video:

David explains that when people are having a difficult time they cannot process too many choices, let alone think about much of anything except their immediate needs and problems.

Subjects Covered:

  • Challenging Behavior
  • Choice and Control

Length: 1 min

Transition Slowly

Presenter: Clara Berg

About This Video:

Clara Berg explains that when the people you support are transitioning out of the family home everyone needs to move slowly.

Subjects Covered:

  • Families

Length: 2 min

Trauma Response vs Behavioral Response

Presenter: Karyn Harvey

About This Video:

Karyn Harvey explains the difference between trauma response and behavioral response.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Challenging Behavior
  • Trauma Informed Care

Length: 2 min

Trauma Therapy

Presenter: Karyn Harvey

About This Video:

Karyn Harvey discusses the importance of support staff in helping the people we support overcome traumas.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Communication
  • Good Support
  • Listening
  • Self-Esteem
  • Trauma Informed Care

Length: 1 min

Trust Comes Slowly

Presenter: Diana McCourt

About This Video:

Diana McCourt explains why trust comes slowly.

Subjects Covered:

  • Families

Length: 1 min

Trust Without Journey Is Compliance

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger expands on the statement trust without compliance. As Dave explains he originally thought that the trust others placed in him was because he was extraordinary before realizing that in reality the people he was working with simply had a lack of boundaries.

Subjects Covered:

  • Boundaries

Length: 8 min

Tuning In, Intensive Interaction

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Amandine Mouriere talks about intensive interaction and learning to do less. She goes on to describe her experiences of working with children who have very profound disabilities who may have extremely limited ability to move or display outward behaviour. She talks about the need to learn about 'micro' tuning-in.

Subjects Covered:

  • Intensive Interaction

Length: 3 min

Turnover

Presenter: Peter Leidy

About This Video:

Peter Leidy explores the reasons why people stay working in our field. Peter goes on to share a song that relates to this subject.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support

Length: 5 min

Tyler's Drawing Starts Conversations

Presenter: Dave Hasbury

About This Video:

Dave Hasbury provides an example that demonstrates how a picture can give people a way to have conversation that may not exist otherwise.

Subjects Covered:

  • Graphic Facilitation
  • Person-Centered Planning

Length: 4 min

Types of Guardianship

Presenter: Michael Kendrick

About This Video:

Michael Kenrick explains the different types of guardianship and the dangers and risks associated with them.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 3 min

Underlying Physiological Issues

Presenter: David Pitonyak

About This Video:

David Pitonyak talks about the importance of ensuring people's health is being appropriately monitored by demonstrating the potential impact of underlying physiological issues.

Subjects Covered:

  • Challenging Behavior

Length: 4 min

Understanding Your Impact

Presenter: Kate Fulton

About This Video:

Kate Fulton explores how your impact can make or break the effectiveness of your support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Working on the Inside

Length: 3 min

Understanding Your Intentions

Presenter: Kate Fulton

About This Video:

Kate Fulton shares an example where she changed her focus from completing a task to achieving a bigger and more valuable intention.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support
  • Listening
  • Person-Centered Approaches and Thinking
  • Working on the Inside

Length: 5 min

Understanding Yourself First

Presenter: Judith North

About This Video:

Judith North explains that to do our work with people with autistic spectrum conditions well, we must first understand ourselves.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism
  • Good Support

Length: 1 min

Unfair expectations

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Alex explains how it feels when people have different expectations for him than they have for people who don't have disabilities.

Subjects Covered:

  • Challenging Behavior
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Communication
  • Friendships and Community

Length: 1 min

Unpaid Work

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Katrina Reese presents the example of a man she supported who was able to use an unpaid opportunity to showcase his skills to the employer and move into paid employment.

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment

Length: 2 min

Use Your Power Carefully

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger explains the importance of how you manage your everyday interactions with the people you support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Boundaries
  • Good Support

Length: 9 min

Valued Role of Employee

Presenter: Marc Tumeinski

About This Video:

Marc Tumeinski describes the theory of Social Role Valorization and why employment is a valued social role.

Subjects Covered:

  • Contribution
  • Employment
  • Valued Social Roles

Length: 2 min

Values of Inclusion

Presenter: Heather Simmons

About This Video:

Heather Simmons explains the values of inclusion.

Subjects Covered:

  • Contribution
  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support

Length: 18 min

Various Forms of Abuse and Trauma

Presenter: Karyn Harvey

About This Video:

Karyn Harvey explains that trauma can stem from various forms of abuse.

Subjects Covered:

  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Challenging Behavior
  • Good Support
  • Self-Esteem

Length: 1 min

Visual Aids

Presenter: Simon Haywood

About This Video:

Simon Haywood describes the benefits of using visual aids to support communication.

Subjects Covered:

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

Length: 1 min

Washing Pats Hair

Presenter: Heather Simmons

About This Video:

Heather Simmons tells the story of washing Pats hair that highlights the importance of checking in with people.

Subjects Covered:

  • Choice and Control
  • Good Support
  • Listening

Length: 3 min

We Are Both Warriors

Presenter: Diana McCourt

About This Video:

Diana McCourt describes how both she and her daughter have been on similar paths as warriors of the system.

Subjects Covered:

  • Families

Length: 1 min

We Are Not Friends and We Are Not Family

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger explains his thoughts on why the people we support are not friends or family.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Boundaries
  • Good Support

Length: 7 min

We Need to be Needed (1)

Presenter: David Pitonyak

About This Video:

David Pitonyak explains that we all need relationships in our lives. We need to be needed by others.

Subjects Covered:

  • Challenging Behavior
  • Friendships and Community
  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 2 min

We Need to be Needed (2)

Presenter: David Pitonyak

About This Video:

David Pitonyak tells a story that demonstrates why we need to make a contribution and why we need to be needed.

Subjects Covered:

  • Challenging Behavior
  • Contribution
  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support

Length: 5 min

Welcome to Holland

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Welcome to Holland is a brief essay written by Emily Perl Kingsley about her experience of raising her son with Down Syndrome.

Subjects Covered:

  • Families

Length: 4 min

What An Integrity Gap Looks Like

Presenter: Heather Simmons

About This Video:

Heather Simmons explains what the gap between what we say and what we do might look like.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Working on the Inside

Length: 6 min

What Are Your Needs?

Presenter: David Pitonyak

About This Video:

David Pitonyak explains the importance of paying attention to your own needs. "A person's needs are best met by a person whose needs are met".

Subjects Covered:

  • Challenging Behavior

Length: 6 min

What Creates Success

Presenter: Marsha Wilson

About This Video:

Marsha Wilson explains the different elements that create success for someone with FASD.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 2 min

What Disability Does Not Mean

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

What disability means matters. What disability doesn't mean matters even more.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Rights

Length: 1 min

What Disability Means

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger tells the story of a man who came out to him about having a disability.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support

Length: 4 min

What Do We Know?

Presenter: Sam Sly

About This Video:

Sam Sly explains that we have to ask, "what do we know?" before we can ask, "what can we do?" Sam explains the importance of learning about the history of the person and their family.

Subjects Covered:

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

Length: 3 min

What does consent mean?

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

This video explains what consent means in a relationship.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Friendships and Community
  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 1 min

What FASD Means to Me

Presenter: Marsha Wilson

About This Video:

Marsha Wilson uses her personal and professional experience to explain what FASD means to her.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 2 min

What FASD Means to Me

Presenter: Myles Himmelreich

About This Video:

Myles Himmelreich explains what FASD means to him.

Subjects Covered:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Length: 2 min

What Happens at an Interview

Presenter: Harvey Pacht

About This Video:

Harvey Pacht describes some of the things that will happen at an interview.

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment

Length: 2 min

What Happens When You Report Abuse

Presenter: Tanya Carnell

About This Video:

Tanya Carnell explains what would typically happen when you report abuse.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Good Support

Length: 1 min

What Happens When you Report Abuse?

Presenter: Harvey Pacht

About This Video:

Harvey Pacht explains what happens when you report abuse and what to do if you do not hear anything.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention

Length: 2 min

What heals trauma?

Presenter: Karyn Harvey

About This Video:

Karyn Harvey explains how friendships and relationships help people heal and overcome past traumas.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexuality and Relationships
  • Trauma Informed Care

Length: 3 min

What I'd Say

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

'What I'd Say' is a powerful song about our work. It is written and performed by Michael Steinbruck and Andrew Maroko, and stars Roger Crown.

Subjects Covered:

  • Choice and Control
  • Communication
  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support
  • Listening
  • Rights
  • Self-Determination
  • Sexuality and Relationships
  • Valued Social Roles

Length: 4 min

What is Advocacy?

Presenter: Margaret Cushen

About This Video:

Margaret Cushen explains what advocacy is and discusses why it is needed?

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Choice and Control
  • Rights

Length: 3 min

What is Austim

Presenter: Simon Haywood

About This Video:

Simon Haywood defines autism.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism

Length: 1 min

What is Graphic Facilitation?

Presenter: Dave Hasbury

About This Video:

Dave Hasbury, who has many years of experience of facilitating meetings explains the role of graphic facilitation.

Subjects Covered:

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

Length: 5 min

What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Presenter: Karyn Harvey

About This Video:

Karyn Harvey explains what post traumatic stress disorder is and how it affects the people we support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Challenging Behavior

Length: 2 min

What is Self-Advocacy?

Presenter: Steve Dymond

About This Video:

Steve Dymond introduces self-advocacy and the role of these types of groups, including how the groups help people gain the confidence to speak for themselves and their rights.

Subjects Covered:

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

Length: 3 min

What is Supported Decision Making?

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

This video explains what supported decision making is and what your roles as a direct supporter is when a supported decision making plan is in place.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 2 min

What is trauma informed care?

Presenter: Karyn Harvey

About This Video:

Karyn Harvey explains what trauma informed care is.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Listening
  • Self-Esteem
  • Trauma Informed Care

Length: 1 min

What it feels like to be invisible

Presenter: Karyn Harvey

About This Video:

Karyn Harvey shares a personal story of a time when she felt invisible and compares it to the feelings the people we support. .must feel every day.

Subjects Covered:

  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Self-Esteem

Length: 2 min

What John Wants

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

John talks about what he wants from a girlfriend.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 1 min

What makes a balanced relationship?

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

This video explains the correct and incorrect ways to attain a balanced relationship with another.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Friendships and Community
  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 2 min

What Makes a Good Home

Presenter: Simon Duffy

About This Video:

Simon Duffy talks about what makes a good home and reviews some things you should consider when you work in the homes of the people you support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Home
  • Rights
  • Self-Determination

Length: 2 min

What Makes a Good Life

Presenter: Margaret Cushen

About This Video:

Margaret Cushen explains the importance of first understanding what makes a good life for you before you help others with their lives.

Subjects Covered:

  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support

Length: 8 min

What Makes Good Support?

Presenter: Sam Sly

About This Video:

Sam Sly explores how organizations and the people you support often have two different perspectives on what makes good support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support

Length: 1 min

What Not to Do

Presenter: Tanya Carnell

About This Video:

Tanya Carnell explains what not to do when you have witnessed abuse or when it has been reported to you, and the consequences of not following the correct procedure.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Good Support

Length: 2 min

What Self-Determination Means

Presenter: Patti Scott

About This Video:

Patti Scott offers a definition of what self-determination means to her.

Subjects Covered:

  • Choice and Control
  • Rights
  • Self-Determination

Length: 1 min

When Independent Advocacy Is Needed

Presenter: Margaret Cushen

About This Video:

Margaret Cushen explains when independent advocacy might be needed and describes the role of an independent advocate.

Subjects Covered:

  • Advocacy
  • Rights

Length: 2 min

When Success Is Sabotaged

Presenter: David Pitonyak

About This Video:

David uses Kelly's story to explain why it is not uncommon for people to sabotage their own success.

Subjects Covered:

  • Challenging Behavior

Length: 5 min

When to Report Abuse

Presenter: Tanya Carnell

About This Video:

Tanya Carnell explains when to report abuse.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Good Support

Length: 1 min

Who Abuses People?

Presenter: Tanya Carnell

About This Video:

Tanya Carnell talks about people who groom others for abuse, and how no one is above being thought of as a potential abuser.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention

Length: 1 min

Who Can Benefit From Intensive Interaction

Presenter: Graham Firth

About This Video:

Graham Firth explains who may benefit from the use of intensive interaction.

Subjects Covered:

  • Intensive Interaction

Length: 1 min

Who Could be the Abuser?

Presenter: Tanya Carnell

About This Video:

Tanya Carnell talks about people who groom others for abuse, and how no one is above being thought of as a potential abuser.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Good Support

Length: 1 min

Who is at Risk of Abuse

Presenter: Tanya Carnell

About This Video:

Tanya Carnell highlights why people may be considered vulnerable.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Good Support

Length: 1 min

Who Is This Person?

Presenter: David Pitonyak

About This Video:

David Pitonyak reviews the seven questions he uses to find out who is this person.

Subjects Covered:

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

Length: 5 min

Who Should be a Supporter

Presenter: Michael Kendrick

About This Video:

Michael Kenrick explains that the best supporters are the ones who are able to put the interests of the people they support first.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 2 min

Who To Tell

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Samantha Hughes and John Elkin give examples of who they could report to if they felt they were being abused.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention

Length: 1 min

Why Active Support?

Presenter: Julie Beadle-Brown

About This Video:

Julie Beadle-Brown explains why active support is important.

Subjects Covered:

  • Active Support

Length: 5 min

Why are Boundaries Important for the People we Support?

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger explains why boundaries are important for the people we support. Dave talks about some of the myths and risks that exist around the people we support and how these relate to their understanding of boundaries.

Subjects Covered:

  • Boundaries
  • Risk
  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 3 min

Why Are We Talking?

Presenter: Simon Haywood

About This Video:

Simon Haywood explains how useful the concept 'less is more' can be when communicating with the people you support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism
  • Communication
  • Good Support

Length: 2 min

Why Draw

Presenter: Dave Hasbury

About This Video:

Dave Hasbury explains the role of graphic facilitation.

Subjects Covered:

  • Person-Centered Planning
  • Graphic Facilitation

Length: 1 min

Why is Engagement Important

Presenter: Julie Beadle-Brown

About This Video:

Julie Beadle-Brown explains why active support and engagement is important.

Subjects Covered:

  • Active Support

Length: 7 min

Why Report Abuse?

Presenter: Harvey Pacht

About This Video:

Harvey Pacht explains why if you see abuse your must report it.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Rights

Length: 1 min

Willowbrook Expose and Closure

Presenter: Bernard Carabello

About This Video:

Bernard Carabello talks about an expose by well-known television investigator, Geraldo Rivera, This expose was influential in raising the public's attention to abuses occurring at Willowbrook, which ultimately led to its closure.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Advocacy
  • Good Support
  • Rights

Length: 2 min

Work Accommodations and Adjustments

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Rachel Pollock explains how her organization has helped employers incorporate accommodations and adjustments into the workplace. Accommodations and adjustments can help to make the job site more accessible for the person.

Subjects Covered:

  • Employment

Length: 1 min

Working on the Inside

Presenter: Kate Fulton

About This Video:

Kate Fulton introduces the module 'Working on the Inside' and explains why, as professionals, we need to look beyond tools and processes. During this interactive film, Kate will ask a series of questions we would like you to respond to by using your 'My Notes' function

Subjects Covered:

  • Working on the Inside

Length: 4 min

Working Out Your Role

Presenter: Judith North

About This Video:

Judith North explains how we can work out what our role is when people are experiencing difficulties with processing and being in a social context.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism

Length: 3 min

Working Together

Presenter: Janis Swindlehurst

About This Video:

Janis Swindlehurst explains the need for families and professionals to work together.

Subjects Covered:

  • Families
  • Good Support

Length: 2 min

Working Together

Presenter: Diana McCourt

About This Video:

Diana McCourt explains that there is an alliance between professionals and family members.

Subjects Covered:

  • Families

Length: 1 min

Working together for a successful relationship

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

This video shows how a couple works out their problems together for a successful relationship.

Subjects Covered:

  • Sexuality and Relationships

Length: 1 min

Working With Families

Presenter: Clara Berg

About This Video:

Clara Berg explains what makes a good working partnership between her family and the people who have supported her son.

Subjects Covered:

  • Families

Length: 1 min

Wounding

Presenter: Marc Tumeinski

About This Video:

Marc Tumeinski explains how the effects of social devaluation can be described as 'wounding', and as causing emotional and even physical wounds in devalued people's lives.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Valued Social Roles

Length: 4 min

Writing Without Me

Presenter: Janice Bartley

About This Video:

Janice Bartley talks about how it feels when people complete documentation without involving her.

Subjects Covered:

  • Documentation

Length: 2 min

You Can't Just Listen With Your Ears

Presenter: Lynda Kahn

About This Video:

Lynda Kahn recites the advice of a lady who had spent many years not being listed to. As Lynda emphasis listening is one of the most critical elements of person-centered support.

Subjects Covered:

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

Length: 2 min

You Cannot Be Hungry You Just Ate

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger tells two stories that demonstrate how we intrude into people's feelings.

Subjects Covered:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Boundaries
  • Good Support

Length: 5 min

You Cannot Stop Poor Decisions

Presenter: Michael Kendrick

About This Video:

Michael Kenrick explains that people will make poor decisions despite their supporters and its important for support workers to understand this limitation.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 1 min

You shouldn't have to earn everything

Presenter: Karyn Harvey

About This Video:

Karyn Harvey shares her personal story of invisibility to relate to the way people we support must feel everyday of their life.

Subjects Covered:

  • Choice and Control
  • Good Support
  • Self-Esteem
  • Trauma Informed Care

Length: 4 min

You've Got to be Present

Presenter: Lynda Kahn

About This Video:

Lynda Kahn states, "If the person you support is not spending time with people, there is no room for others to either send an invitation or receive one."

Subjects Covered:

  • Contribution
  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support

Length: 3 min

Your Gift Creates Possibilities

Presenter: Michael Kendrick

About This Video:

Michael Kenrick explains the importance of the relationship between the direct support worker and the person they support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Supported Decision Making

Length: 1 min

Your Integrity Gap

Presenter: Heather Simmons

About This Video:

Heather Simmons explains what an integrity gap is and how we can identify and work on that gap.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Working on the Inside

Length: 4 min

Your Processing System

Presenter: Judith North

About This Video:

Judith North talks about the importance of understanding our own processing systems and how they vary from person to person and throughout our lives.

Subjects Covered:

  • Autism

Length: 3 min

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