Mini Modules

Person-centered Planning - Offering an overview of person-centered planning techniques and their use during transition planning. You will learn about why person-centered planning was developed, the major features of person-centered methods, and applying person-centered planning to transition.

Advocacy 2006 - Here is some information about advocacy from a broader perspective. While developing self-advocacy skills are important, You must also need to understand how to advocate at a systems level. This is the focus of today's lecture: disability activism and systems advocacy.

Centers for Independent Living - What is the philosophy of the Independent Living Movement? The independent living paradigm is based on the assumption that the restrictions faced by individuals are societal- not individual. The change agents, according to the independent living model, must be those individuals affected by the problem, namely individuals with disabilities...

HCBS Waivers and Individualized Funding - This session will provide an overview of the Home and Community-Based Services Medicaid Waiver. You will also learn about the newest forms of funding options sometimes called "individualized funding" or "self-determination funding"

Juvenile Justice and Disabilities - Research has clearly shown that youth with disabilities are over-represented in juvenile correctional facilities. A conservative estimate of the number of youth with disabilities in juvenile corrections is 32%. Some researchers estimate this percentage may be as high as 50%. In contrast, 9-10% of U.S. school-age children have been identified as having disabilities. Of the youth with disabilities in corrections, one survey found 46% had learning disabilities, and 45% had emotional disturbance.

Mental Health Services and Youth with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities - This session will provide an overview of the critical issues facing youth with emotional and behavioral disabilities as they make the transition from school to adult life. We will focus on how community mental health services are provided and learn about models for effective transition and mental health services.

Moving from Services to Community Supports - This lecture will focus on the paradigm shifts in how services for individuals with disabilities have changed over time.