Cost for webinars is free for members and $11 per person for non-members. Payment can be made at https://www.paypal.me/citizendirected
Developing Self-Directed Supports at College/University
November 9, 2019 ~ 1:00pm – 1:45pm EST
Presenter: DJ Savarese
More and more people are going to college, but transitioning to college isn’t always easy. In this webinar, you will learn how one student accessed the supports he needed—financial, academic, social, and emotional– to successfully and enjoyably attend and graduate from an out-of-state, liberal arts college. This webinar will be helpful to students, secondary and higher education professionals, agency staff, and parents.
The Future of Services: Why Citizen Directed Supports are Both the Right and the Needed Thing!
December 4, 2019 ~ 2:00pm – 2:45pm EST
Presenter: Nancy Weiss
This webinar focuses on ways the landscape is changing and needs to change to allow for true citizen-directed lives. The current assumption that most people with intellectual/developmental disabilities require twenty-four hour, seven-day-a-week supports is both false and limiting. The vast majority of people both prefer and are better served through flexible, responsive approaches that encourage people to be in charge of their own lives, support them to make major and minor life decisions and to take full advantage of the rich resources communities have to offer. The webinar will discuss current trends and directions in the intellectual/ developmental disabilities field and the importance and possibility of people self-directing their lives and services.