ERIC Number: ED444316
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Read My Lips: It's My Choice.
Allen, William T.
This resource guide for individuals with developmental disabilities and their advocates looks at five ways to increase the freedom of choice for people with developmental disabilities, including assessing needs, planning for services, evaluating services, understanding the service system, and teaching self-advocacy. The first section includes a home interview designed so that people with developmental disabilities can become more involved in developing their own training goals for where they live and work. The second section contains an Individual Program Planning Guide designed so that people with developmental disabilities can become more involved in writing their own service plans. An Individual Transition Planning guide is also provided to help students and their families in planning for the future. A Housing Checklist follows that is designed so that people with developmental disabilities can become more involved in looking at the places where they live and finding out what they like and what could be better. A Consumer Rights Statement is then provided that outlines the rights of people with developmental disabilities when dealing with social services agencies. A final section discusses self-advocacy promotion objectives for social service agencies. Guidelines for administering the checklists are provided. (Contains 14 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Adults, Advocacy, Check Lists, Decision Making Skills, Developmental Disabilities, Employment, Housing, Individual Power, Individualized Transition Plans, Interviews, Needs Assessment, Recreation, Secondary Education, Self Advocacy, Services, Skill Development, Student Participation, Transitional Programs, Vocational Rehabilitation
Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities, Department of Administration, 370 Centennial Office Building, 658 Cedar St., St. Paul, MN 55155; Tel: 877-348-0505 (Toll Free); Tel: 651-296-4018 (Voice); Tel: 651-296-9962 (TDD); Fax: 651-297-7200; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web sites: http://www.mnddc.org or http://mncdd.org.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Governor's Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, St. Paul.