We have had the privilege of working with many remarkable colleagues who share life long passions to build a world that welcomes the talents and capacities of every person into participation in community life. We have created collections (libraries) of some of the key articles, videos and resources created individually and collaboratively - mostly "free downloads”. These treasured resources reflect decades of work by creators and actors in the cultural struggle to introduce and nurture basic concepts like ‘inclusion’ and ‘person-centered’ work for all.
Beth Mount practices the art of social change, capturing challenges to inclusion and resources to discover creative responses in brilliant colors and intricate designs. John O’Brien reflects on the images and ideas that compose the quilt. Another brilliant and beautiful challenge as we face difficult times.
The Liberty Plan is a person-centered planning technique. It allows a Planner to begin the process of exploring a person’s gifts, accomplishments and hopes for the future. This template gives time and attention in a step-by-step process that focuses on a series of segments of the planner’s life – one at a time. This book is intended to support the facilitators in the process of sharing space with a planner and creating vision with that person.
Remembering the Soul of our Work This is a book of stories composed by staff members of Options in Community Living between 1987 and 1991 . These people wrote and read their stories to one another during regularly scheduled staff meetings as a contribution to personal and organizational renewal.
Buffy Sainte-Marie is one of the most prolific singer-songwriters of the past century. For 60 years her music has quietly reverberated throughout pop culture, and provided a touchstone for Indigenous resistance. In this five-part series, Mohawk and Tuscarora writer Falen Johnson explores how Buffy’s life and legacy is essential to understanding Indigenous resilience.