Part of the Frontline Initiative series.
Managing Editor(s)
Lori Sedlezky
Editor(s)
Lindsey Zemanek, Joe Timmons
Preparer(s)
Connie J Burkhart

Description

A newsletter issue for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) exploring the importance of social capital in the lives of the people they support. Social capital is the value a person gets from participating in social networks, such as families, friends, school, work, and faith-based organizations. Involvement of people with disabilities in social networks also brings value to the community. Integrated communities provider richer experiences for all. These networks help people find jobs, homes, transportation, advisors, volunteer opportunities, and confidants. Individuals with developmental disabilities often have small social networks and limited opportunities to gain social capital, but families and DSPs understand this problem and this issue of Frontline Initiative may help solve it.

Details

Date
May 2014 
Type
Newsletter 
Edition
Volume 12, Number 1
Publisher
National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals
Co-publisher
Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC-CL)

Topics

  • Community life
    • Civil rights
      • Faith communities
        • Friendships and social relationships
          • Recreation and leisure
            • Self-advocacy and self-determination
              • Social inclusion
              • Specific life stage
                • Adolescents and young adults
                  • Adults
                    • Children
                      • Seniors