A Valued Adult Life as a Citizen
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Leveraging community Resources 2016 Banner Image. In a community fitness center there are an array of people exercising on spinning machines. The camera is focused on a man smiling brightly, sitting in a chair and participating in the exercise class. He is wearing a red t-shirt and black sweatpants.

When: Wednesday October 12th
1:00-2:00 PM
Where: Via Adobe Connect - see "How to Participate" below
Contact: Donald Taylor

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About this Series

This is episode four in TASH's five part Autumn 2016 webinar series, Leveraging Community Resources to Create a Full Person-Centered Plan

About this presentation

While living in a home of one’s own, competitive employment, and community belonging are commonplace and often taken for granted, human service organizations and educators responsible for transition planning have struggled to realize these outcomes for people with disabilities. The new HCBS settings rule mandates person-centered planning and people around the country should see significant changes in their life circumstances if it’s done well. With authentic person-centered thinking and planning, people can build social capital and acquire valued social roles with community supports delivered in personalized ways. By highlighting individual and organizational stories of success, the presenter will demonstrate how KFI plans with people using John and Connie Lyle O’Brien’s Framework for Accomplishment and build person-centered paid and natural supports that enable people to gain and maintain valued adult roles.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe Five Valued Experiences and recognize how they’re using in person-centered planning.
  • Relate to “Levels of Interaction” by comparing the levels to their own friends and acquaintances.
  • Distinguish Person-Centered planning versus System-Centered planning.
  • Critique how inclusion differs from community outings and disability tourism.

Intended Audience

Providers of services, people with disabilities, family members and allies

About the presenter

A color portrait of Gail Fanjoy. She is smiling widely with wine red lip color. She has brown hair that is cut into a medium length pixie cut. She is is wearing rimless oval eyeglasses over her blue eyes. She is wearing silver earrings, a black beaded necklace, and a black top.Gail Fanjoy is CEO of KFI, an agency which provides supports for people with disabilities in the areas of community integrated employment, supported living, and community life engagement. Having worked for KFI since 1976, she has been a leader in the revolutionary shift in service delivery away from sheltered and segregated services to customized supports for people in the community. Gail holds degrees in Speech Pathology from the University of Maine. She is a Subject Matter Expert for the Office of Disability Employment Policy’s Employment First State Leadership Program, Past President of Maine Association for People Supporting EmploymentFirst (APSE), and a member of Maine’s Employment First Coalition. She serves on the TASH national Board of Directors and is Past President of TASH New England. Gail is active in her hometown of Millinocket, Maine serving on various committees and boards in order to improve community living and employment for all its citizens, is married to her college sweetheart, and is the proud grandmother of a darling ten year old grandson on the autism spectrum.

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

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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 about the series please contact Donald Taylor at (202) 888-2419 or dtaylor@tash.org.