ERIC Number: ED412680
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Standing with People in Support, Not Control: Training toward Self-Reliance, Inc. Sacramento, CA.
This report describes a program designed to increase opportunities for people with developmental disabilities to lead good lives in places of their own, strengthen their communities, and enjoy a genuine sense of self-worth. In addition to offering independent services, the Training Toward Self-Reliance (TTSR) program staff have increased their capacity and commitment to support people with multiple disabilities or those who need more intensive levels of support than those typically offered through independent living services. Services provided include helping people get their own homes or apartments, helping people arrange and manage personal assistance and other in-home supports, and assisting people to develop social relationships and networks. Expertise has been developed in supporting parents who themselves have disabilities, supporting adults with developmental disabilities to manage their own personal assistance services, and supporting people with disabilities whose lives have been substantially affected by social problems associated with poverty, substance abuse, and interpersonal turmoil. The first section of the report describes supports provided by TTSR to a few individuals who are representative of many others supported by the agency. The second section discusses key values that determine agency response and strategies that TTSR uses to provide services that support, not control, individuals with developmental disabilities. (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Center on Human Policy.