ERIC Number: ED345476
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Quality of Life Training Curriculum: Choice, Integration, Advocacy.
The purpose of this quality of life training curriculum is to enhance staff's understanding of the concepts of choice, integration, and advocacy; the importance of these qualities; and how staff can promote these qualities within the daily lives of persons with developmental disabilities. The curriculum includes topics for group discussion and activities as well as individual exercises, and staff are expected to learn from each other's experiences through facilitation. The section on choice discusses how choices allow individuals to take control of their lives, encourages analysis of the choice-making opportunities of persons with disabilities, and offers suggestions for teaching choice-making. The section on integration offers principles of community integration and guidelines for promoting integration. The section on advocacy emphasizes the importance of self-advocacy as a part of independence for all people, offers guidelines for helping people to become effective self-advocates, and presents suggestions on how to respond to persons acting as self-advocates. A follow-up section provides a form for evaluating how thoroughly the qualities of choice, integration, and advocacy have been woven into the lives of persons with disabilities being served. The form covers daily activities, general lifestyle issues, and individual program planning processes. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Illinois Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: N/A