Putting it all Together: Accessing Community through Person-Centered Planning and Valued Roles
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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 19th
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 the fifth and final episode in TASH's five-part Autumn 2016 webinar series, Leveraging Community Resources to Create a Full Person-Centered Plan

About this presentation

Good lives within community are “built’ one person and one day at a time. Having a vision of how to accomplish this enables people to gradually move from somewhat narrow and unfulfilling lives to increasingly enriched lives and social roles that resonate with the person and what they personally most need. This strategy clearly benefits the person concerned, but it is also enriching to the person’s family and other allies and to the community more generally. This is because valued social roles give the person a chance to contribute to community and capitalize on their gifts. It is essential that the life that is “built" truly suits the person, as it has to be a life that genuinely fulfills the person. This is the heart of the challenges to be addressed.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Know and analyze the ingredients involved in building a good life "one person at a time".
  • Look at the practice challenges involved in understanding people accurately and discerning and responding to their fundamental needs and identity.
  • Examine how valued social roles that suit a person can enrich their lives.

Intended Audience

This session will be of important interest to people with disabilities, families, advocates and committed and inspired practitioners.

About the presenter

A color portrait of Michael Kendrick. He is smiling widely, which is resulting in laugh lines above his cheek bones. He has thick, but maintained grey facial hair, and short grey hair combed to one side. The background is an out of focus green and grey.Michael Kendrick is an international consultant in human services and community work. He has published widely on many topics including leadership, service quality, the creation of safeguards for vulnerable persons, social integration, values, the role of individual persons and small groups in creating advances, personalized approaches to supporting people, and reform in the human service field.

A color portrait of Barb Cyr. She has narrow almond shaped eyes and a smile on her face. Her blonde, slightly wavy blonde hair falls on her shoulders. The background is a light wooden panel.Barbara Cyr is the Vice President of Operations for KFI and has over 15 years of experience with the organization. Her perspective on supporting people with disabilities to have an inclusive life has been shaped by raising a daughter with developmental disabilities and complex support needs. She holds a license in Social Work and a degree in Behavioral Science from the University of Maine. She recently assisted her daughter to start her own business and to purchase her own home.

How to participate

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.