Creating What I Know About Community

by Judith A. Snow DOWNLOAD this article A Summary: Judith Snow is still a gifted and visionary thinker – and so this writing about Dreaming, Giftedness is ultimately about relearning now to listen – so we can Dream the new Communities we so desperately want and need. Judith always began with a sooty – and […]

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Who says MAPS and PATH Facilitators Have to be “Adults”

Many people who want to be MAPS and PATH facilitators get stuck when we insist that the process be co-facilitated i.e. uses two people, a graphic recorder and a process facilitator. They are concerned about costs, or finding a team-mate. This is where we need to be creative. Budget is hardly ever an excuse, especially […]

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THE ART OF GROWING INVISIBLE ANTENNAE

by Nicola Schaefer(This article is a “teaser” for Yes, She Knows She’s There) In a plane heading for Toronto, where I was to be part of a conference to do with the inclusion of people with disabilities in their own homes within typical neighbourhoods, I found myself talking, as one does on planes, with a fellow […]

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Personal Assistance: What It Is and What It Is Not – Judith Snow

DOWNLOAD – Personal Assistance: What it is and What it is Not by Judith Snow, MA Abstract: In her typical forthright way, Judith peels back the layers of misunderstanding about the nature of Personal Assistance – and reminds us of the very simple truth – is a form of support for people who are labeled […]

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Kick Em Out or Keep Em In: Exclusion or Inclusion – Forest & Pearpoint

Download – Kick Em Out Or Keep Em In – here by Jack Pearpoint & Marsha Forest Synopsis: Students who display severe behaviour difficulties, like all children, can and should be included in the mainstream of our schools and communities. The key to making it possible is relationships. It should be no great mystery that […]

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Great Questions and the Art of Portraiture – John O’Brien

Download: Great Questions & the Art of Portraiture ABSTRACT: Great Questions are a challenge to possibilities. A practitioner of person-centered planning who wanted to add the skills and roles of the portraitist to her repertoire would need to build relationships with people and their families and allies based on commitment to a common project that […]

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Communitas: The Community Place

Download: Communitas: the Community Place Communitas is a prototype of possibility – a real life example of how a group of citizens could build inclusive relationships in a community – and reach out and share with the whole town. They used a post office as a hub.. COMMUNITASThe Community Place Manchester, CT 06040phone: 860-645-3177email (Bev […]

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MAPs and PATHs – A Family Perspective

MAPs and PATHsA Family Perspective by Bryn and Clark Fortune As often happens, unexpected blessings occur when we step out and try new things. As a result of a professionally motivated educational experience, our family wound up with a fresh look at ourselves in an affirming, revealing process called a MAP.Bryn is the director of […]

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Hope Restored with PATH – Glenn Cochrane

Hope Restored with PATH Glenn CochraneGang Prevention CoordinatorWinnipeg, Manitoba I decided I wanted to do something that truly might be in the area of prevention, not wait until kids were in trouble but get to them early. I phoned the principal of a downtown Winnipeg core area school (Dufferin School) where I knew the principal, […]

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MAPS: Action Planning Forest & Pearpoint

Download: MAPS: Action Planning ABSTRACT:This sort article appeared in our book “Inclusion Papers” outlining the steps of a MAP as we understood them at that time (2001). We have evolved based our experience – and although this makes good reading (historically), we would recommend using the more current version of MAPS in the book…The PATH […]

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Common Sense Tools: MAPS and CIRCLES for Inclusive Education

DOWNLOAD: Common Sense Tools Marsha Forest – Books, Articles and Videos Jack Pearpoint – Books, Articles and Videos Common Sense Tools:MAPS and CIRCLES for Inclusive Education Marsha Forest & Jack Pearpoint This article went viral in the early 90’s because families were starving for new options for their children, teachers could feel possibility but were […]

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Inclusion vs. Exclusion: Society is at a Turning Point

Synopsis: A short, punchy article about exclusion and Inclusion. Exclusion is unethical, politically unacceptable and repugnant to write off marginalized people in our society. The cost of welfare maintenance is unbearable, either socially or economically. In short, exclusion does not work. Inclusion works. Marsha Forest – Books, Articles and Videos Jack Pearpoint – Books, Articles […]

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