Author(s)
Amy S Hewitt, Katie Keiling, John K Sauer, Nancy J McCulloh, Marijo McBride

Toolkit for People with Disabilities

Toolkit for Families

Description

A pair of easy-to-use toolkits helping families and people with disabilities find quality, caring, and committed Direct Support Professionals (DSPs). There are two different versions of the tookit: one for people with disabilities and one for their family members and support providers. These toolkits, which can be used together or separately, provide:

  • Information on where in the community individuals and families can find the best DSPs to meet their needs.

  • Information on how individuals and families choose the best DSP for their needs, including how to develop a realistic job preview.

  • Information on how to train and support DSPs in the job so they stay longer.

  • A CD that provides worksheets, sample realistic job previews, and other resources.

Details

Date
2006 
Type
Resource guide 
Publisher
Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC-CL)

Topics

  • Community life
    • Community supports and services
      • Person-centered planning and practices
        • Self-advocacy and self-determination
          • Support coordination and case management
          • Direct support workforce
            • Human resources and management
              • Retention and recruitment
                • Supervision and mentoring
                  • Training
                    • Workforce development strategies
                    • Housing and residential services
                      • Consumer/self-directed services
                        • Family supports/in-home services