Power Point Presentation made to Common Threads; National Conference of the Canadian Down Syndrome Society, May 14, 2005 –Four Key Things Enabling Families to Create Homes: Intention & Understanding; Strong Support Network/Circle; Independent Facilitation & Planning; Flexible or Individualized Funding.
Archive for John Lord
Keynote Address given at Creative Supports for Vulnerable Adults Conference, Guelph, Apr. 2005.
Ensuring quality requires a multifaceted approach. The development of this initial framework for quality assurance begins with these four assumptions supported by research and everyday practice:
- Vulnerable people often feel powerless.
- People with disabilities are often isolated.
- Each person has his/her own unique strengths and needs.
- Enhancing quality is more about the personal values and principles.
Therefore anything that can be done to empower the individual, provide for optimum participation in community according to the individual’s strengths and needs, based on values and principles will increase the quality of life for vulnerable people. Mar. 2005
Commentary published on Community Living Leaders, Nov. 1, 2004.
Keynote Address to Community Living Ontario, 50th Anniversary Conference, Nov. 2003
Steps for facilitators, individuals, families and network planning groups; Fall, 2003
This article explaining the benefits of individualized supports and the role of independent planning and facilitation in developing those supports was published by the Individualized Funding Coalition for Ontario, Sept. 2003.
This paper clarifies the concepts of empowerment and mental health and examines the relationships in a qualitative study of psychiatric consumer/survivors participating in three innovative community mental health programmes. Published in the Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology 11: p125-142, 2001