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ERIC Number: ED363983
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct-1
Pages: 40
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Shifting Patterns.
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)
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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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