Building Community Coalitions With People With Disabilities and Their Families: An Empowerment Approach (2001). Keys, C.B. & Factor, A.R. Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community, 21(2), 91-112.
Later-Life Planning: Promoting Knowledge of Options and Choice-Making (2000). Heller, T., Miller, A., Hsieh, K. & Sterns, H. Mental Retardation, 38(5), 395-406.
Person-Centered Planning for Later Life: Death and Dying – A Curriculum for Adults with Mental Retardation
Person-Centered Planning for Later Life: Death and Dying – A Curriculum for Adults with Mental Retardation (2000). Sterns, H.L., Kennedy, E.A. & Sed, C.M.
This training curriculum helps adults with mental retardation understand death, dying and loss. It covers the concept of death; experiencing and coping with grief, mourning, comfort, and support; and death-related rituals (visitations and funerals). The curriculum consists of five in-class lessons and one field trip, which emphasize active participation through both verbal and visual presentation of materials. The instructor’s guide provides a script for each lesson and includes guidelines for planning and administering each lesson. Each participant has a student notebook that accompanies the instructor’s training curriculum. Each participant chooses a support person to help him/her review the lessons and complete assignments.
COST PER UNIT: $35.00 + Shipping for Guide and Notebook*
(Additional Student Notebooks are $12.50 each)
Making Choices As We Age: A Peer Training Program (1996). Heller, T., Preston, L., Nelis, T., Brown, A. & Pederson, E.
This is a curriculum for training persons with disabilities and their co-trainers how to teach other adults with mental retardation about: choice making, rights and responsibilities, how to make healthy choices, and things to do in their free time. The Trainer’s Guide uses a “train-the-trainer” approach so the persons with disabilities who are trainers and their co-trainers can learn how to teach effectively and how to administer each module. The Coordinator’s Guide provides guidelines for administering the training program and for building support for peer trainers and the other participants who they, in turn, train.
COST PER UNIT: $55.00 for Trainer’s Guide and Coordinator’s Guide+Shipping
(Additional Trainer’s Guides are $25.00 each)
Voices That Count Training Package (Videotape, DVD, or Audio Cassette) Presenter’s Guide (1993), Pederson, E., & Chaikin, M.
Voices That Count prepares people with developmental disabilities to present to boards, committees and other decision-making groups about how to involve people with developmental disabilities. It empowers people to become part of the decision-making process that affects their own lives. Through Voices That Count, people with developmental disabilities will learn how to approach and present to professional and community organizations about the leadership roles and contributions people with developmental disabilities can make. Speakers will also learn how to give boards and committees ideas on how to recruit, support, and build partnerships with people with developmental disabilities.
COST PER UNIT: $85.00+Shipping
Person-Centered Planning for Later Life: A Curriculum for Adults with Mental Retardation (1993). Sutton, E., Heller, T., Sterns, H.L., Factor, A. & Miklos, S.
This research-based curriculum enables adults with mental retardation to actively plan for their later years by teaching aging concepts and choice making skills. The 20-week training, which includes a student notebook, provides classroom and community experiences for making choices regarding healthy aging, free-time activities, work and retirement, and improving living arrangements.
COST PER UNIT: $55.00 for Curriculum and Trainer’s Guide+Shipping
(Available in English, Dutch and German)