CVL will be offering a 2 & 1/2 day training July 17, 18 & 19 on Creating A Full, Meaningful, And Inclusive Life Through Valued Social Roles presented by Darcy Elks.
This workshop is designed for anyone who is involved in supporting people with disabilities to have full and meaningful lives. Traditional supports are changing focus from sheltered sites to supporting people to be fully involved in their communities. During this time of change, it is critical that there is clarity about how to think about the following questions: ”What is a meaningful, inclusive and full life?” and “What kinds of structures and supports are needed to promote belonging, purpose and fulfillment within one’s community, home, and neighborhood?”
The workshop will focus on the following topics:
· The power and importance of a big vision of inclusive community and full, meaningful lives for citizens who have been marginalized
· Valued Social Roles as pathways to belonging and fulfillment within communities
· Challenges that come with change to current structures and how to deal with these challenges
· Experiences of people with disabilities, their families, and providers in creating meaningful and inclusive days