ERIC Number: ED363983
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct-1
Reference Count: N/A
Minnesota State Dept. of Administration, St. Paul.; Minnesota Governor's Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, St. Paul.
This monograph describes projects of the Minnesota Governor's Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities which focus on empowerment and self-advocacy for individuals with disabilities and their family members. Individual sections address: (1) Partners in Policymaking (an intensive course to train individuals with disabilities and family members to become community leaders); (2) Parents as Case Managers (projects which train parents for this role); (3) Personal Futures Planning (a group planning and support process to help an individual toward a better future); (4) the voucher system (in which families and individuals select among service options and are reimbursed with government money); (5) youth leadership (which fosters integrated friendships and develops leadership and self-determination skills); (6) People First (which uses a group format to teach self-advocacy skills); and (7) career vision (which focuses on identification of individual skills and goals and matching these with employment possibilities). Activities of the projects have included a survey of "best practices" in empowerment and self-advocacy, and establishment of contacts in each state with the developmental disabilities council, the university affiliated programs, and a major consumer/parent organization. (DB)
Descriptors: Assertiveness, Developmental Disabilities, Friendship, Leadership, Long Range Planning, Normalization (Disabilities), Parent Role, Personal Autonomy, Program Implementation, Self Advocacy, Social Integration
Minnesota Governor's Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, Department of Administration, 300 Centennial Office Building, 658 Cedar St., St. Paul, MN 55155 (single copy free; also available in Braille, disk, audio recording, and videotape).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Developmental Disabilities (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Administration, St. Paul.; Minnesota Governor's Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, St. Paul.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota