Leveraging Community Resources to Create a Full Person-Centered Plan
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9/21/2016 to 10/19/2016
When: Five Episodes: Weekly, September 21st-October 19th 2016
1:00–2:00 PM Eastern
Where: Via Adobe Connect - see "How to Participate" below
Contact: Donald Taylor
(202) 888-2419


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Leveraging Community Resources to Create a Full Person-Centered Plan—Keys to Implementing the HCBS Waiver Rule

About the series: Implementing the HCBS Settings Rule is about much more than a place—it is about the mindset from which support is provided. This mindset requires a commitment to the individual person and respect for their status as an adult. This series will cover the keys to authentic implementation of the HCBS Settings Rule and its promise of expanded community access, including knowing a person as an individual, translating their preferences and desires into typical adult roles through person-centered planning, and supporting them to live those roles in typical community settings.

Schedule of presentations

1:00-2:00 PM Eastern,Wednesday, September 21st 2016

The Star Raft: Gather Your Circle, Set a Great Direction, and Take the Helm!

David Wetherow is the founder of Community Works and devotes his time to innovative service development, training, management consultation and facilitation in the field of community living.

Episode one will answer the questions: What does Adult Life Look Like? And how can community partners and circles support people in valued roles such as: Employee, Home Owner, and Contributing Citizen?


1:00-2:00 PM Eastern,Thursday, September 29th 2016 schedule note: This episode will be held on Thursday rather than Wednesday.

A Valued Life as an Employee—Implications of WIOA and HCBS

Mike Callahan is a former board member of TASH. His current work focuses on Customized Employment and Discovery as an extension of the concept of supported employment.

Episode two will demonstrate the importance of integrated employment. This Episode will also provide an overview of WIOA and HCBS.


1:00-2:00 PM Eastern, Wednesday, October 5th 2016

A Valued Adult Life as a Homeowner

Jenny Lengyel is the Executive Director of Total Living Concept in Kent, WA,

Joe Wykowski is the Executive Director of Community Vision in Portland Oregon, and is a former TASH board member.

What is in a home? By answering that question, one can find and individualized definition to a universal need. Episode three provides strategies and tools for people with disabilities to find and create a place called home for themselves in the community.


1:00-2:00 PM Eastern,Wednesday, October 12th 2016

A Valued Life as a Citizen

Gail Fanjoy is the CEO of KFI, and serves on the TASH national Board of Directors.

Citizenship means having a valued role in one's community. Episode four will demonstrate how you can plan with people to build and accomplish valued adult roles in their communities.


1:00-2:00 PM Eastern,Wednesday, October 19th 2016

Putting it all Together—Accessing Community Through Person-Centered Planning and Valued Roles

Michael Kendrick is an international consultant in human services and community work.

Barb Cyr is is the Vice President of Operations for KFI and has a daughter with developmental disabilities.

Episode five will provide real life examples of people who have great lives as a result of person-centered planning and valued roles.




How to participate: This series of live webinars will be streamed over the web. Each presentation will be about fifty minutes, followed by ten minutes for questions and answers. Registered participants will receive an e-mail with instructions and the link to join the webinar on Monday (two days prior) and a reminder the morning of the event.

Attendees can register for individual sessions or for the entire series. TASH members receive 25 percent off. Participants registering for the complete series will receive one episode free. Prices are as follows:

TASH Member Non-Member
Individual Session $30 $40
Complete Series $120 $160

You must be signed in to your member account to receive the member discount. Not a TASH member? Join Today!

All the presentations will be recorded and available after the event for purchase in the TASH Training Resource Library.


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If you have any questions, you can contact Donald Taylor at dtaylor@tash.org or 202-888-2419.