These videos represent a history of the ideas and thought-leaders who have helped develop and shepherd inclusive practice for the last 50 years.
The categories below represent an ‘introduction’ to the struggle for inclusion – as recorded on video. Keep in mind that technology has changed dramatically, thus for the early years there is relatively little, of limited ‘quality’ – but important in recounting our stories. This collection will continue to grow. Beyond video, there is a more extensive document/book selection – most of which is free to download. Have a look under Change Makers to explore these resources.
The people who led the struggles to begin the inclusion movement were wide ranging. This selection is a slice – with links to Jean Vanier, Wolf Wolfensburger, Marsha Forest, Mark Gold, Dave Wetherow, George Ducharme, Becky Till, Mathew Dolmage, Rose Galati, Shafik Asante – and more.. Many people were not captured on Video, but even in this collection, we begin to grasp our shared deep roots…
A selection of some of the ‘training’ videos made at intervals in the evolution of PATH & MAPS…
The Circle of Friends is about Relationships – and is the foundation of our work. These videos capture a slice of some of the early developments – beginning with Judith Snow – and progressing with various networks and organizations over the years. Videos from 1984 to current times – including videos from the Hamilton Wentworth Roman Catholic School Board – the 1st board in the world to welcome ALL students in regular classrooms.
Meet Judith Snow reading her own poetry. Watch Judith in 1981 and 1982 demonstrating profound vulnerability – in order to unveil the possibility of independent living to others – when the concept was still a dream. Hear Judith honouring Peter Dill. See Judith with Shafik Asante. See Judith
Most of the early work on Circles, MAPS and PATH was with children – in schools, and this collection reflects the growth and learnings on video – beginning in1984. A tremendous education resource.
An array of videos with Marsha, of Marsha and her friends – over the years… It begins with “With a little Help from My Friends” – and ends with video of the Celebration of Marsha’s life – Oct. 7, 2000.
We didn’t do a lot of video then.. but here you can see some photo albums from the McGill Summer Institute (1996), the Bolton Institute (England 1995). See Herb Lovett, Shafik Asante, Judith Snow, Gerv Leyden and more…
My Life, My Choice is a DVD with stories of 7 adults who live as participating citizens in their community with support – because they have complex disability issues. The stories were recorded in Windsor, Ontario. Windsor Essex Brokerage for Personal Supports (WEBPS) provides the support framework for their individuals and their families to live full lives. Each story features one person’s story – along with their families. To order a copy
Simultaneous to our learning learning about Circles and MAPS, Marsha and Jack were deeply engaged in the Literacy movement – based at Frontier College. The SCIL (Student Centered Individualized Learning – 1989) program evolved, and one of the programs was Beat the Street – founded by Tracy LeQuyere and Rich Parsons. Marsha and Tracy did many workshops together. Tracy (now Justin Page C.M.) had a huge impact on literacy with extensive media/tv coverage.
Bob Williams is a brilliant poet. He was also the Commissioner on Developmental Disabilities in Washington. Currently he is the Administration for Community Living Deputy Commissioner, Administration on Disabilities and Director, Independent Living Administration in Washington. But here – Bob the poet reading his own poetry, along with his friend, David Hasbury. Also Labelling Blues by Greg Hoskins & the Stickpeople.
This collection features several individual leaders, and stories about the struggles that have been endured on this journey.