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10/15/21 10:12:01AM
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2021 Self-Determination Conference


Open Discussion


It was a great Conference again this year! We understand many people missed being able to attend in-person, but we were glad so many people were able to join virtually. There were a ton of great sessions and events. What was your favorite part? What were some things that you learned? What resources did you find particularly helpful? Did something really inspire you?

Let's keep the conversation going! Share your comments, questions, and ideas here.


updated by @sd-network: 10/20/21 09:41:58PM
SD Network
@sd-network
10/26/20 11:13:58AM
30 posts

2020 Self-Determination Conference


Open Discussion


The Self-Determination Conference was a little different this year. We missed seeing everyone in-person, but we're glad so many people could join virtually.  There were a ton of great sessions and events again this year. What was your favorite part? What were some things that you learned? What resources did you find particularly helpful? Did something really inspire you?

Let's keep the conversation going! Share your comments, questions, and ideas here!

SD Network
@sd-network
11/03/19 10:00:04AM
30 posts

Self-Direction Hot Topics


Hot Topics and Challenges for Self-Determination


During a Hot Topics session at the Self-Determination Conference, InControl Wisconsin board members Lynn Breedlove, Patti Becker, and Kate Norby facilitated a great discussion about self-determination and self-direction.  People were asked to write down questions about self-direction.  We've compiled them and we encourage people to share their thoughts.  We can all learn by sharing our thoughts and ideas with each other.

  1. How can I become a leader and not only be a follower?
  2. How can we support IRIS participants and families to create their own IRIS plans and not be overly influenced by ICs or anyone else?
  3. How can we ensure that self-determination is defined as something that allows participants to include family and friends in their decision-making?
  4. Can we reduce the “strings” (i.e. the hassle) that get attached to self-determination?
  5. How can I find reliable transportation?
  6. Does anyone have any ideas for how to find good caregivers?
  7. How can we reduce the barriers to employment?
  8. Does anyone have any good ideas for finding community jobs in rural areas?
  9. Is the state trying to make IRIS more like Family Care (FC), i.e. by imposing FC provider rates on IRIS? If so, how can we push back against this?
SD Network
@sd-network
10/19/19 11:34:47AM
30 posts

2019 Self-Determination Conference


Open Discussion


We were so excited to see so many of you at this year’s Self-Determination Conference. There were a ton of great sessions and events again this year. What was your favorite part? What were some things that you learned? What resources did you find particularly helpful?  Do you have a fun story from the conference? Did something really inspire you?

Let's keep the conversation going! Share your comments, questions, and ideas here!

SD Network
@sd-network
07/15/19 08:21:12PM
30 posts

Self-Direction Worldwide: Contrasting Beliefs and their Impact on Practice


Questions about Self-Directed Supports or Self-Determination


Self-Direction Worldwide: Contrasting Beliefs and their Impact on Practice


Lynn Breedlove

This paper reviews the evolution of self-direction over the last 25 years, and the variety of self-direction definitions, values, and practices around the world. Hopefully it will enable self-direction advocates to learn from each other and incorporate good ideas from other places in their own self-direction approach.

Many definitions of self-direction are cited, illustrating that in some places self-direction is viewed strictly as a way for people to control their paid services, while in other places it is seen as an element of citizenship which applies to a person’s entire life. Some definitions mention the involvement of family or friends in assisting the person to self-direct (if s/he wants or needs that), but some definitions do not. Some people see community integration as an essential part of self-direction; others don’t mention it.

In some places, there is no mention of the need or availability for paid support (beyond family and friends) to enable a person to successfully self-direct. In other places, such supports are considered essential and the paper identifies a variety of support models in place around the world.

A number of challenging questions emerge: Is self-direction a human service program or something bigger? Is community integration a self-direction goal for everyone? Do people who are self-directing have responsibilities to government or to the rest of us? Should people have access to support for self-direction beyond family and friends?

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Join the Discussion

  1. Do you define self-direction as a way to control your services, or as something that relates to your whole life?
  2. Do you think self-direction is something a person has to do on their own, or is it OK to get help from family or friends?
  3. Are there any supports for self-direction described in pg. 10-13 of the paper which are not currently available in Wisconsin, but you wish they were?
  4. Do you believe self-direction could be used to reinforce segregation? If so, how could we safeguard against that?
SD Network
@sd-network
10/31/18 07:06:06PM
30 posts

2018 Self-Determination Conference


Open Discussion


We were so pleased to see so many of you at this year’s Self-Determination Conference. There were a ton of great sessions and events again this year. What was your favorite part? What were some things that you learned? What resources did you find particularly helpful?  Do you have a neat story from the conference? Did something really inspire you?

Let's keep the conversation going! Share your comments, questions, and ideas here!


updated by @sd-network: 11/01/18 08:29:31PM
SD Network
@sd-network
04/27/18 10:55:33AM
30 posts

May 2018 Featured Discussion Question: How has self-direction impacted your life?


Questions about Self-Directed Supports or Self-Determination


People of all ages are finding success, but also struggles as they use self-directed supports at home, school or their work.  How has self-direction impacted your life?  What words of advice do you have for others just beginning to use self-direction?

Share your thoughts.  We can learn from one another by sharing our resources and experiences on here.

SD Network
@sd-network
04/02/18 10:39:07AM
30 posts

April 2018 Featured Discussion Question: What are some interesting stories of people getting community jobs they like by using self-direction strategies?


Questions about Self-Directed Supports or Self-Determination


For many people with disabilities, finding employment can be challenging. What are  some interesting stories of people getting community jobs they like by using self-direction strategies?

Share your thoughts.  We can learn from one another by sharing our resources and experiences on here.  

SD Network
@sd-network
02/26/18 09:24:16AM
30 posts

March 2018 Featured Discussion Question: How can people use self-direction strategies to obtain affordable, accessible housing?


Questions about Self-Directed Supports or Self-Determination


Finding housing is often another major challenge for people with disabilities.  How can people use self-direction strategies to obtain affordable, accessible housing? 

Share your thoughts.  We can learn from one another by sharing our resources and experiences on here.  

SD Network
@sd-network
01/31/18 10:09:56AM
30 posts

February 2018 Featured Discussion: What are some promising ways to obtain affordable, accessible transportation using self-direction strategies?


Questions about Self-Directed Supports or Self-Determination


Transportation often seems to be a significant barrier for people with disabilities.  What are some promising ways to obtain affordable, accessible transportation using self-direction strategies?

Share your thoughts.  We can learn from one another by sharing our resources and experiences on here.  


updated by @sd-network: 01/31/18 10:55:31AM
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