This presentation was delivered by Wendy Stroeve at Family Advocacy's 2007 Odyssey Conference.
In this presentation, Wendy talks about the importance of having a vision, that is, a clear idea and some positive dreams about the kind of life a person with disability wants to achieve. Wendy writes that a good quality of life, in connection with family, friends and community, with jobs, interests and opportunities does not happen for people with disability by chance. But it may happen as a result of a clear vision and determined action. She suggests the vision of a positive life can become a kind of compass, a tool to assist a person with disability and their family navigate toward a rich and varied life, included in the community.