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Friday, December 4 • 8:20am - 9:10am
Self Determination: Does It Have to Be So Complicated? FULL

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"Self-Determination is a fundamental human right. It means that people have the freedom to decide how they want to live their lives and receive the support they need. It means having control over their resources and taking responsibility for their decisions and actions. Very simply, it means getting a life." - Ellen Cummings, Operating Principles of Self-Determination Self-determination is a term often used, but not always understood. The words "choice," "direction," and "control" are applied to watered-down offerings that undermine true self-determination. We will explore self-determination in Oregon’s current landscape of intellectual and developmental disabilities services through a panel of experts: people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, advocates, and social work professionals. Through conversation, our panelists will share stories, reflect upon personal and systemic barriers to self-determination, and we will collectively grow in our understanding of where self-determination stands in Oregon, and where it should be headed. OBJECTIVES: 1.) Better understand the systemic barriers to self-determination that currently exist. 2.) Better understand the personal barriers to self-determination that may exist. 3.) Consider the ways in which social class, ethnicity, and other variables may change a person's path toward and experience of self-determination. 4.) Develop ideas for how we can increase capacity and drive for self-determination systemically and personally.

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Katie Rose

Executive Director, Oregon Support Services Association

Friday December 4, 2015 8:20am - 9:10am PST
Hawthorne 1401 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

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