"Tools for Change”- is a set of six exciting new video-based curriculum that builds skills and knowledge in self-determination for people with disabilities. We work with consumers on self-esteem and help them believe in themselves by having a sense of self-worth and dignity.
"Are You Hurt? I Can Help!" - First Aid Skill Building - upon completion of this training self-advocates will have knowledge of basic terminology and techniques used in First Aid. We will be practicing basic techniques such as how to call 911, how to identify signs of someone hurt, and what they can do to help.
"Intro to Self-Advocacy"- Upon completion of this training, self-advocates will explore the beliefs, principles and meaning of self-advocacy through the "Tools for Change" curriculum entitled "Freedom, Equality and Justice for All".
"This Is Your Right"- Through the use of a video entitled "This is Your Right" and through interactive participation and discussion, self-advocates will explore the connection between knowing their rights, understanding responsibilities that follow rights, and identifying necessary supports.
Person Centered Tools
Planning Alternative Tomorrow’s with Hope (PATH) is a person-centered planning tool using a graphic record to develop a visual map for an individual or team. Many individuals and organizations have used this process to assist them in planning possible and positive futures, solving tough situations, and helping get people unstuck from ruts. Is there another way to phrase this? - Helping people move forward with their lives.
Essential Lifestyle Planning (ELP) is a person-centered planning tool that uses trained facilitators. These plans provide the reader with a clear snapshot of how the person wants to live and what the reader needs to know or do to support the person.
Circles of Support is a group of people who agree to meet on a regular basis to help an individual accomplish personal visions or goals. The individual is unable to reach his/her goals alone, so he/she asks a number of people to join in and help overcome obstacles and open doors to new opportunities. Members of circles are usually friends, family members and sometimes service providers.
Personal Future Planning is an individualized, possibility based approach to life planning. A Personal Futures Plan represents a vision of a more desirable future. The plan is developed by a group of people who care about the individual and will assist in making the plan a reality. A facilitator helps organize a group to listen to the dreams and desires of a person and take action over time to accomplish those dreams.
Making Action Plans (MAPS) is a process that places primary emphasis on inclusion, participation, and learning in integrated settings. The process identifies action steps that move in the direction of inclusion in all aspects of life. A facilitator guides the process of discussion and planning.