Training for Individuals with I/DD and Families

Taking Charge of Your Supports

Taking Charge of Your Supports is a curriculum to teach people with I/DD and their families in consumer directed programs how to direct their own supports. Training consists of 2 half day sessions and an individualized planning session that help adults with I/DD and families to identify their needs and wants, develop person- centered goals and identify barriers, learn about advocacy and how to work toward meeting goals, and develop the skills to find, choose, and keep personal assistants. The training package includes a manual and an instructor’s guide so CBO staff can provide the training to consumers and their families.

Please contact Dr. Tamar Heller for more information.