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Wednesday, December 2 • 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Advocacy Across the LifeCourse LIMITED

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Members of the DC Supporting Families Community of Practice will describe how we have used Person-Centered Thinking tools and skills to reframe our conversation from what deficits people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) have to what people like and admire about our family members and how to best support them. We will describe how we have used Positive Personal Profiles to identify areas for systemic advocacy and build shared responsibility for the levels of change that must occur to advance our system of supports for people with and their families, throughout a person's life.

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand the work of the “National Community of Practice for Supporting People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities throughout the Lifespan" with a focus on systems change efforts in the District of Columbia. D.C. has convene a team of family members, people with IDD, and other government and community partners, to develop and implement an action plan to shape policies and programs that support families. 

2. Learn about how the DC Supporting Families Community of Practice uses person-centered thinking tools and skills as a vehicle for envisioning success, and for understanding and building a shared responsibility for the levels of change that must occur to advance our system of supports.

3. Describe families' visions for how we can better support them and their loved ones with IDD. 

4. Summarize how people with IDD, family members, non-profits, and government agencies in D.C. used what they had learned from working collectively on Positive Personal Profiles to begin making changes at all levels– in thinking, in practice, in policy, and in rules and legislation – to better support people with IDD and their families throughout the lifespan. 

5. Share the Advocacy Across the LifeCourse guide, created by members of the DC Supporting Families Community of Practice to support systems change efforts by people with IDD and their families.

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Erin Leveton

Deputy Director, Quality Assurance & Performance Management Administration, DC Department on Disability Services
Erin Leveton is the Program Manager of the State Office of Disability Administration at the District of Columbia Department on Disability Services, supporting the agency in policy and legislative affairs, program development, stakeholder relations, and helping DDS to accelerate gains... Read More →

Wednesday December 2, 2015 4:30pm - 7:30pm PST
Salon F 1402 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

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