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AUCD - Posters: Community Living

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Monday, November 9, 2009 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Meeting Room Level


Presenters

Facilitators Forum: Bringing person-centered planning to scale through community organization
Stacey Ramirez, Dir of Individual and Family Supports, Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University, UCEDD/LEND
Jessica Howell, MPH, GA - Center for Leadership in Disability

The Facilitators Forum provides education in person-centered planning, a network for ongoing support for facilitators, and a web-based matching service for individuals and facilitators. The long term goal is to provide state-wide access to person-centered planning to build natural supports in community settings for adults and children with developmental disabilities.


Missouri Developmental Resource Center and Resource Folder: An Example of State-wide Collaboration and Systems Change for Individuals and Families
Kathleen McGinley, Ph.D., Research Associate Community and Family Advocacy , University of Missouri, UCEDD/LEND
Michelle Reynolds, MA, UCEDD -- UMKC

This session demonstrates the evolving MODDRC role with children/ adults with disabilities and families. The role expanded from individualized information/referral, to consumer/family mentoring, leadership training, and development of a cadre of volunteers. The Resource Folder is a example of broad collaboration and an exceptional tool in effecting true systems change.