Person-Centered Resources

National News
March 2014

Quality Mall: person-centered services supporting people with developmental disabilitiesQuality Mall: Website for Person-Centered Supports
Quality Mall is a place where you can find lots of free information about person-centered supports for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Each of the Mall stores has departments you can look through to learn about positive practices that help people with intellectual/developmental disabilities live, work and participate in our communities and improve the quality of their supports.

Friends: Connecting People with Disabilities and Community Members
Friends manual coverThis new manual provides concrete, "how-to" strategies for supporting relationships between people with disabilities and other community members. It describes why such friendships are important to people with disabilities and why it is important to promote community belonging and membership. The manual includes specific activities to guide users in creating a plan for connecting people. It is designed for agency staff, but can be used by parents, support coordinators, teachers, people with disabilities, and others to support community relationships. Additional Activity Worksheets are available in a separate document. Published by the Institute's Research and Training Center on Community Living.
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