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  • Make the Day Matter! Promoting Typical Lifestyles for Adults with Significant Disabilities

    Adults with disabilities enjoying active, rewarding, and meaningful daytimes in their communities - that's the reality when service providers and programs tap into innovative support strategies that really work. That's just what they'll do helping adults "make the day matter".

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  • Autism: Sensory-Movement Differences and Diversity

    Anne Donnellan and Martha Leary demonstrate the neglected discipline of seeking a new pattern of understanding.

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  • Social Role Valorization: Advanced Issues in Social Role Valorization Theory

    The first two chapters explain SRV, and give depth and background to SRV as an empirical theory that is applicable to human services of all kinds, to all sorts of people. The remaining chapters are all revised and expanded versions of presentations that Dr.

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  • Pedro's Whale

    Pedro, a young boy with autism who loves whales more than anything, is heartbroken when he's told to put away his favorite toy whale on the first day of school.

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  • Some Helpful Points to Keep in Mind in the Presence of People Who Cannot or Do not Talk

    ONE OF THE KEY ELEMENTS of Social Role Valorization (SRV) theory is the importance of interpersonal identification between societally valued and devalued people. Yet, there are certain devalued groups or individuals with whom interpersonal identification is a major challenge to others.

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  • Choreographing Life

    How authority and responsibility can be delegated and shared in right relationship in the lives of people with a disability when they use services that support daily life
    This document was an initiative of the Stewardship Group associated with Homes West, with its content facilitated at a Family Day workshop and written by Jan Dyke....

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  • From Dreams to Reality

    Being clear about a vision for a good life for someone, involves being clear about what is wanted, and just as importantly, what is not wanted, in their life now and in the future.

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  • Choreographing the Future

    This paper follows Choreographing Life, an earlier paper on how authority and responsibility can be delegated and shared in right relationship in the lives of people with a disability when they use services that support daily life.

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  • A place to call home

    Thinking about the future for our relatives with a disability can be a complex and sometimes difficult process to engage in.

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  • Advocacy and Future Planning

    Thinking about the future for our relatives with a disability can be a complex and sometimes difficult process.

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