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The John O'Brien and Connie Lyle O'Brien Library
Please enjoy these free downloads of the revamped and expanded O'Brien library.



ADVOCACY

Building Creative Tension
(pdf)

One Day at a Time
(pdf)

Learning From Citizen Advocacy Programs (a manual)
(pdf)

Helping People Speak for Themselves
(pdf)

Exploring Our Voices
(pdf)

My House is Covered With Papers! Reflections on a Generation of Active Citizenship
(pdf)

Citizen Advocacy: Promise & Reality
(pdf)




COMMUNITY

A Good Community
(pdf)

Action Options for Better Life Chances
(pdf)

Actions that Build Community
(pdf)

Kalamazoo 3-11
(pdf)

Little Green Wagon
(pdf)

Real Communities Commitments
(pdf)

Six Practices for Creative Engagement
(pdf)

Sustainable & Inclusive Community
(pdf)

System Investment in Community Building
(pdf)




DIRECT SUPPORT

Creating the Conditions for a Valued Workforce
(pdf)

Direct Support Workers Network
(pdf)

Direct Support Workers Consider the Meaning of Their Jobs
(pdf)

Ethics of Possibility
(pdf)

Meaning in Direct Support
(pdf)

Supported Living Network DSP
(pdf)

Themes in Person-Centered Support
(pdf)




ETHICS

Against Pain
(pdf)

Assist with Integrity
(pdf)

Ethics of Inclusion
(pdf)

Fundamental Practices
(pdf)

Normalization Resolving Contradictions
(pdf)

Numbers and Faces: The Ethics of Person-Centered Planning
(pdf)

Power Sharing Between People
(pdf)

The Genius of Wolf Wolfensberger
(pdf)

What Can We Count On
(pdf)

Whose Table for "The Retarded."
(pdf)




FAMILY SUPPORT

A Story of Deep Delight
(pdf)

Better Life Chances
(pdf)

Building Capacity for Family Support
(pdf)

Celebrating Circles
(pdf)

Circle Check-Up
(pdf)

Facilitating Circles
(pdf)

Family Grants
(pdf)

Family Groups
(pdf)

Family Leadership
(pdf)

Family Support Search Conference
(pdf)

Family Support Visions
(pdf)

Holding Our Dreams
(pdf)

Known by the Stories We Tell
(pdf)

Learning About Community Support for the Families of Children with Disabilities
(pdf)

NYSACRA Learning Institute Parent Perspectives
(pdf)

Parent Resignation
(pdf)

Planning Family Support Together
(pdf)

Thinking About Family Support
(pdf)

Walk Out Walk On
(pdf)




INCLUSIVE EDUCATION

A Letter from America on Inclusion
(pdf)

Inclusion as a Force for School Renewal
(pdf)

Transition from School to Adult Life
(pdf)




INSTITUTIONS

A Chance to be Made Whole
(pdf)

“A Disgrace to the Nation”: A Turning Point in the Struggle to Replace Institutions
(pdf)

Deinstitutionalization: Do We still Know How to Fail
(pdf)

Enabling Valued Community Lives
(pdf)

Helping people in Institutions
(pdf)

Individualization vs. Deinstitutionalization
(pdf)

And Now They Need a Life:A Formative Evaluation of Wisconsin’s Money Follows The Person Grant
(pdf)

Reducing Institution Use
(pdf)

Uprooting Institutions
(pdf)




PERSON CENTERED WORK

The Importance of Choice
(pdf)

The Costs of Person-Centered Planning by Approach
(pdf)

Person-Centered Planning in its Strategic Context
(pdf)

Building Local Capacity for Person-Centred Approaches
(pdf)

Getting More of Life: Improving the Timeliness of Person-Centred Approaches
(pdf)

Effective Behavior Support
(pdf)

Finding a Way to Everyday Lives
(pdf)

Foundations for Person-Centered Work
(pdf)

Re-visiting the Foundations of Person-Centered Work
(pdf)

Great Moments in Person-Centered Science #1
(pdf)

If Person-Centred Planning did not Exist, Valuing People Would Require Its Invention
(pdf)

Learning to Listen
(pdf)

Limits of Person-Centered Planning
(pdf)

Never Give Up: Assets Inc.’s Commitment to Community Life for People Seen as “Difficult to Serve”
(pdf)

Why We Won’t Produce a Digital Template for MAPS and PATH
(pdf)

Past the Limits of Person-Centered Planning
(pdf)

Person-Centered Planning and Case Management
(pdf)

Person-Centered Planning and Transformation
(pdf)

Great Questions and The Art of Portraiture
(pdf)

Reconnecting Hearts & Minds
(pdf)

SSR Supporting Social Roles
(pdf)

Taking Person-Centered Planning Seriously
(pdf)

Telling New Stories: The Search for Capacity Among People with Severe Handicaps
(pdf)

The Importance of Choice
(pdf)

Trouble with Person Centered Planning
(pdf)

What More is Possible?
(pdf)




SELF DIRECTION

Assessing the Implementation of Self Determination
(pdf)

Community Engagement: A Necessary Condition for Self-Determination and Individual Funding
(pdf)

Implementing Self-Determination Initiatives: Some Notes on Complex Change
(pdf)

In Control Principles for Self-Directed Supports
(pdf)

Reflections on in Control - 1
(pdf)

Reflections on in Control - 2: Lessons for national implementation
(pdf)

Reflections on in Control
(pdf)

Leadership for Self Direction
(pdf)

Paying Customers Are Not Enough: The Dynamics of Individualized Funding
(pdf)

Power Shifts Through Self-Direction
(pdf)

Promoting Self Direction
(pdf)

Self Directed Support Reframes Partnership
(pdf)

Focus on Vermont’s Self-Determination Project
(pdf)




SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT

Another Look at Informed Choice
(pdf)

Beating the Odds: People with Severe and Profound Disabilities as a Resource in the Development of Supported Employment
(pdf)

Choice: A Taxonomy of Responsibilities
(pdf)

Developing Supported Employment
(pdf)

Employment Support as Knowledge Creation
(pdf)

Getting the Job Done: Learning to Expand the Social Resources Available to People With Severe Disabilities at Work
(pdf)

Leadership in Employment for People with Intellectual Disabilities
(pdf)




SUPPORTED LIVING

Accomplishments in Residental Services
(pdf)

Cultivating Thinking Hearts: Letters From The Lifesharing Safeguards Project
(pdf)

Notes on Supporting People with Developmental Disabilities in Dane County Who Acquire Additional Disabilities as They Age
(pdf)

Deliberate–Fire: An Account of Organizational Transformation in Onondaga Community Living Syracuse, New York
(pdf)

Down Stairs That Are Never Your Own: Supporting People with Developmental Disabilities in Their Own Homes
(pdf)

“Let’s Use A Good Plate”: Practical Wisdom in the Quest for Valued Social Roles
(pdf)

Guiding People Home: The Role of Wisconsin’s Supported Housing Specialist
(pdf)

Accomplishments in Residental Services
(pdf)

Holding the 10,000 Details
(pdf)

Intentional Teaming
(pdf)

The Transition to Supported Living
(pdf)

The Key To My Own Front Door
(pdf)

Lessons from GA Options
(pdf)

Living With the Questions
(pdf)

More than Just a New Address: Images of Organization for Supported Living Agencies
(pdf)

Personal Assistance Evaluation
(pdf)

Settling Down
(pdf)

Possible Futures for Community Nursing
(pdf)

To Boldly Go: Individualized Supports for Georgians with Disabilities
(pdf)

Walking Toward Freedom: One Family’s Journey Into Self-Determination
(pdf)

What We Want From Residental Services
(pdf)




SYSTEM CHANGE AND LEADERSHIP

Action Learning for Quality Improvement
(pdf)

Adaptive Intelligence
(pdf)

Basic Tasks for Service Providers
(pdf)

Changing the Pattern
(pdf)

Action Learning for Quality Improvement
(pdf)

Searching for Quality in the Crooked Map Zone
(pdf)

Developing a Domain
(pdf)

Discovering Community Living
(pdf)

“A disgrace to the nation”: A Turning Point in the Struggle to Replace Institutions
(pdf)

Disturbing the Force
(pdf)

Doing More With More
(pdf)

Embracing, Ignorance, Error, & Fallibility
(pdf)

Evaluating Partners in Policymaking
(pdf)

Framework for Community Support Systems
(pdf)

Reflections on the Final Session Changing the World, One Person At a Time
(pdf)

Heading West
(pdf)

Leadership for Citizenship Readings
(pdf)

Living Into the Answers: A Review of the Transition to Individualized Supports
(pdf)

Mapping the Inner States of Change Creators
(pdf)

Perspectives On “Most Integrated” Services for People with Developmental Disabilities
(pdf)

Thinking About "Not Enough Money"
(pdf)

NYSACRA Institute Learning History I
(pdf)

NYSACRA Institute Learning History II
(pdf)

Action Learning for Quality Improvement
(pdf)

Organizational Learning for Individualized Supports
(pdf)

Person-Centered Partnerships
(pdf)

Person-Centered Planning and the Quest System Change
(pdf)

Planning Spaces: A Manual for Human Services Facilities Development
(pdf)

Renewing Organizations Through Person-Centered Planning
(pdf)

Reviewing Organization Capacity for Person-Centered Work
(pdf)

Supporting Community Contribution and Self-Determination Through Person-Centered Work
(pdf)

Adapting to Scarcity Searching for a Sustainable Service System
(pdf)

The Genius of the Principle of Normalization
(pdf)

Thinking About Model Coherency
(pdf)

Two Paths to Development
(pdf)

IN THE MAINSTREAM OF LIFE?: People with Learning Disabilities and the National Policy Agenda
(pdf)

Understanding Inclusion
(pdf)

UNFOLDING CAPACITY: PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND THEIR ALLIES BUILDING BETTER COMMUNITIES TOGETHER
(pdf)

Walking Out, Walking On - Slides, Jan. 23, 2012
(pdf)

What's Worth Working For? Leadership for Better Quality Human Services
(pdf)

Where Does Innovation Come From?
(pdf)




ADDITIONAL MATERIAL

Much more material is available at INCLUSION ARTICLES.

Still more free downloads are available from the
MARSHA FOREST CENTER, including:

Crucial Terms Report in English and French

MFC Inclusion Policy for the G8 Summit

Ten Keys to Successful Inclusion

Keys to Successful Inclusive Education in English and Spanish and Revista de Educacion Inclusiva


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