ERIC Number: ED481552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-May
How To Free Our People: Real Life Solutions--A National Conference (Kansas City, Missouri, May 21-23, 2003). Participant's Manual.
Darling, Bruce; Lowry, Kirk; Langbehn, Kristy; Stamper, Dustin; Petty, Richard; Heinsohn, Dawn; Michaels, Bob; Hughey, Anne-Marie
This document is the participant's manual for a 3-day training conference for professionals involved in transition and the independent living movement for individuals with disabilities. Preliminary information includes the conference agenda, background information on the trainers and the sponsoring organizations, and the learning objectives of the conference. The first section examines in some detail the decision in Olmstead v. United States in which the court ruled that unjustified isolation of people with disabilities is properly regarded as discrimination based on disability and requires states to provide community based services. The following sections address: (1) constitutional rights of people with disabilities; (2) outreach and identification strategies; (3) exploring the limits of community living (personal stories); (4) first meeting and initial planning; (5) identification of barriers and advocacy strategies; (6) housing; (7) states' use of home health, the Personal Care Services benefit, and waivers; (8) general guidelines for nursing facility transition; (9) a timeline for activities for transition; (10) developing a safety plan; and (11) cognitive impairment, guardianship, durable power of attorney, and Adult Protective Services. Eleven appendices include a glossary, checklists and forms, planning worksheets; a nursing home transition needs survey, and the texts of four presentations. (DB)
Descriptors: Adults, Advocacy, Civil Liberties, Community Programs, Court Litigation, Disabilities, Disability Discrimination, Health Services, Housing, Independent Living, Nursing Homes, Social Integration, Transitional Programs
ILRU Program, The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, 2323 S. Shepherd St., Suite 1000, Houston, TX 77019. Tel: 713-520-0232. National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), 1916 Wilson Blvd., Suite 209, Arlington, VA 22201. Tel: 877-525-3400 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.ncil.org. For full text: http://www.ilru.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, Houston, TX.; National Council on Independent Living, Arlington, VA.
Note: Developed as part of the IL NET: an ILRU/NCIL (Independent Living Research Utilization/National Council on Independent Living) National Training and Technical Assistance Project.