CURRICULA & EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS

Revised 3rd Edition 
The Future is Now: A Future Planning Training
Curriculum for Families and Their Adult Relatives with Developmental Disabilities, (2010). Factor, A., Debrine, E., Caldwell, J., Arnold, K., Kramer, J., Nelis, T., & Heller, T.
This curriculum equips families and their adult relative with a disability with the communication skills and information to jointly plan for the future. Participants learn how to overcome the emotional and systematic barriers to planning with the support of peer mentors who have made plans. They prepare a letter of intent that lays out their dreams for the future and identifies the steps required to transform this dream into a reality. This state-of-the-art approach to future planning was developed, implemented and evaluated by the RRTCADD. It is an excellent resource for agencies, family organizations and advocacy groups. The Future is Now received a National Alliance for Caregiving 2008 innovative program award. The revised third edition broadens the training’s focus to include adult siblings without disabilities in the planning process and contains an updated and expanded resource list. It comes with a CD-ROM so that users can easily replicate copies of handouts for class exercises and homework assignments, English and Spanish versions of the letter of intent, and assessment tools.
ITEM NO: 100.018
COST PER UNIT: $70.00 (Softcover) + Shipping
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Future planning resource guide for families and adults with developmental disabilities in Illinois, (2006 rev.). Caldwell, J., Lopez, E., DeBrine, E., Factor, A., Heller, T., & Ennis, D.
This updated guide helps families navigate the maze of adult services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities. It responds to families' need for a centralized source of information that describes adult services and how to access them. Content includes an overview of the service system and information on legal and financial planning, vocational and residential services, community supports, recreation and leisure opportunities, transportation, and advocacy. Information is in a user-friendly, question-and-answer format that was recommended by families. The guide is a template that other communities can follow in providing information on local services. Also available in Spanish!
ITEM NO: 100.019
COST PER UNIT: $15.00   
Can be downloaded at no charge
SPANISH VERSION ITEM NO: 100.S19
COST PER UNIT: $15.00   
Can be downloaded at no charge
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