Webinar, November 16th, 2020, with the Northeast Arc of Danvers, MA. Part of the Adult Autism Specialist Virtual Speaker Series.
* For families of Adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder without an Intellectual Disability, and their Families.
* Explore how the Person-Centered approach can be used to inform the conversations with systems supports (IEPs and ISPs), promote key skills, activities, and outcomes for a person and their family, including:
• A sustainable support system
• Self-determination skills
• Self-advocacy skills
• Family involvement
• Community involvement
• Transition assessment
In the past, this event has also covered:
- How we must shift our perspective and our language, to steward the humanity of the person we love
- The dangers of presumed familiarity; how the voices of others must be heard
- The critical importance of Circles of Support
- The essential elements of a person-centered plan
- How to support the voice of the one we love without inserting our own voices
- Inter-agency collaboration
About the Speaker: Cheryl Chan is Mom to Nicky – a young adult man severely impacted by autism. Cheryl has devoted her career and time, integrating her son and family into the disability community and becoming a known leader in community organization, legislative activism, mentoring and public speaking. She has served on Boards for a number of nonprofit human service providers, mental health providers, and Support Centers.
* Cheryl has been trained in Person-Centered Planning in Toronto and New Hampshire, and is working toward certification as a Master Facilitator.
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