Friends: Connecting People with Disabilities and Community Members
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A manual providing concrete, "how-to" strategies for supporting relationships between people with disabilities and other community members. It describes why such friendships are important to people with disabilities and why it is important to promote community belonging and membership. The manual includes specific activities to guide users in creating a plan for connecting people. This manual is designed for agency staff, but can also be used by parents, support coordinators, teachers, staff, and people with disabilities to support community relationships. Additional Activity Worksheets are available.
- Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC-CL)
- Community life
- Friendships and social relationships
- Person-centered planning and practices
- Social inclusion