ERIC Number: ED410718
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
From Vision to Reality. A Manual To Replicate the New Hampshire Leadership Series: Working with People with Disabilities and Their Families To Create Positive Futures.
Schuh, Mary; Dixon, Beth; Tashie, Carol; Clarke, Jean; Dillon, Ann; Shapiro-Barnard, Susan; Hagner, David; Nelson, Debra; Nisbet, Jan
This manual describes the "New Hampshire Leadership Series," a leadership training program designed to assist individuals with disabilities and their families to create a vision for themselves and to achieve positive futures. The manual is divided into six major sections. The first section, "Introducing the New Hampshire Leadership Series," provides the history of the leadership training series and discusses the effectiveness of the program. The second section, "Step-by-Step: Creating the New Hampshire Leadership Series," describes the necessary ingredients to running a successful leadership series. An overview of the series is presented, including the staff who run the series, how participants are selected, and how leaders in the field are secured to present during the six two-day sessions. The third section, "Session Content," discusses the format and dynamics of the sessions. Topics of the sessions include: parents' dreams for their children, practices and ideas for making dreams a reality, the legislative process and how to change laws, and community organizing strategies, and negotiation skills. Following sections of the manual include: "Funding the Leadership Series,""The Evaluation of the Leadership Series," and "Leaders Tell Their Stories." Appendices include nomination process forms and letters, application forms, session agendas, and budget and fund raising letters. (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Hampshire Univ., Durham. Inst. on Disability.
Identifiers - Location: New Hampshire