ERIC Number: ED327996
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Read My Lips: It's My Choice...
Allen, William T.
This resource guide looks at five areas in which freedom of choice can be increased for people with developmental disabilities: assessing needs, planning for services, evaluating services, understanding the service system, and self-advocacy. Needs are assessed through home interviews, personal updates, neighborhood surveys, evaluation of likes and dislikes, and a strengths and needs survey. An Individual Program Planning (IPP) guide, an Individual Transition Planning guide, and Individual Supported Employment Planning guide are included to assist individuals with developmental disabilities to write their own service plans and discuss them at planning meetings. In order to evaluate consumer services, the guide includes a housing checklist, workplace checklist, staff evaluation, IPP checklist, and quality of life survey. To make the service system understandable, a consumer rights statement is provided, and information is offered on how to make by-laws, elections, and grievance procedures more easily comprehendible. Self-advocacy objectives are outlined and accompanied by a bibliography of eight resource materials. (14 references) (JDD)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Decision Making, Delivery Systems, Developmental Disabilities, Human Services, Needs Assessment, Personal Autonomy, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Self Advocacy, Self Determination, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
Governor's Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, State Planning Agency, 300 Centennial Office Building, 658 Cedar St., St. Paul, MN 55155.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Planning Agency, St. Paul.; Minnesota Governor's Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, St. Paul.
Identifiers: Choice Behavior