Importance of Choice . Severe Disability [PDF]

The Importance of Choice

Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities Discovering Choice Conference

John O’Brien

Nov. 2000 – London

A Sequence of Actions to Promote Choice

• Augment: skilled use of technology to enhance communication, movement, attention, learning

• Accommodate: environmental modifications to facilitate participation in community places & activities

• Adapt: changing processes or requirements &systematically instructing to improve performance

• Assist: individually tailored personal assistance to perform necessary tasks or parts of tasks that facilitate participation & successful performance

• Advocate for required technology, environmental modifications, adaptations, & individualised personal assistance