LearningTree House Concert – De’Amon Harges

The Learning Tree is an association of neighbors in Indianapolis, that specializes in Asset Based Community Development, learning and education that improves the quality of lives of people, communities, schools and businesses. We help gather people and listen to each other. We listen and share life stories. We dare to see the abundance of gifts […]

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David Pitonyak on…Being Needed By The Pack

David Pitonyak talks about the consequences of growing up with the identity of “needy”, and the importance of developing a practice of contributing, no matter what our “disabling conditions” might be. (8 minutes) David Pitonyak Web Page – Imagine

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David Pitonyak on…Being Hardwired For Belonging

David Pitonyak reflects on the “social brain”, being “hardwired for belonging” and the implications of loneliness and disconnection for people with disabilities. Dr. David Pitonyak consults and provides training nationally and internationally with individuals, families and professionals through his private practice called Imagine, which is dedicated to supporting people who experience disabilities and “difficult behaviors.” […]

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David Pitonyak on…Coverage Or Relationships?

David Pitonyak reflects on the difference between authentic relationships, and the system wide approach to providing “coverage”. Dr. David Pitonyak consults and provides training nationally and internationally with individuals, families and professionals through his private practice called Imagine, which is dedicated to supporting people who experience disabilities and “difficult behaviors.” (4 minutes) For more information […]

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Five Valued Experiences and the Five Accomplishments – John O’Brien & Connie Lyle O’Brien

John O’Brien and Connie Lyle-O’Brien have spent a lifetime moving our thinking about how people with developmental disabilities can be supported, shifting from institution and program centered life, to the person centered life of citizens contributing to the communities where people live. This video explores a framework for thinking that John and Connie began to […]

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The Complexity of Choice: John O’Brien & Connie Lyle O’Brien

Connie Lyle-O’Brien and John O’Brien explore the complexity of choice for people with developmental disabilities in the absence of a breadth of experience, and a strong network of relationships. (5 minutes) John O’Brien & Connie Lyle O’Brien: Books, Articles and Videos

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Beth Mount: Power in the Dark

Beth Mount invites us to “see in the dark.” Systems and structures make people invisible and limit their potential. Social isolation, loneliness, heartbreak, and blame make it still harder to see and to be seen. Yet with focused attention, we can see how and why dominant systems confine people to specialized and segregated routines and […]

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Five Ways to Go into the World – Tom Kohler

Tom Kohler has spent 40 years connecting citizens of Savannah, Georgia to one another. As Co-ordinator and Executive Director of Chatham-Savannah Citizen Advocacy has introduced people who have an established place in community to people with disabilities who have found themselves placed on the margins of community life. Together these people explore how their relationship […]

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PATH in Action – Working with Groups

The PATH process is powerful with individuals, organizations and groups. This 65 minute video demonstrates PATH with a school system in Yellowknife, North West Territories, working with both students and faculty. Facilitated by Marsha Forest and Jack Pearpoint, in 1998l PATH, MAPS & Circles of Friends Videos

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PATH Training – Joe’s PATH

The first PATH Training video featured Joe and his family exploring his future. Facilitated by Marsha Forest and Jack Pearpoint in 1994, the process has evolved, but the core facilitation skills remain. 33 minutes PATH, MAPS & Circles of Friends Videos

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Facilitation for Inclusion: the MAPS Demonstration

The FACILITATION for INCLUSION with PATH & MAPS DVD is a companion to our book, The PATH & MAPS HANDBOOK, Person-Centred Ways to Build Community. The DVD features Jack Pearpoint and Lynda Kahn as they share their insights on the many subtle techniques of facilitation. The DVD has two components: • A demonstration MAP for […]

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Facilitation for Inclusion: the PATH Demonstration

The FACILITATION for INCLUSION with PATH & MAPS DVD is a companion to our book,The PATH & MAPS HANDBOOK, Person-Centred Ways to Build Community. – 33 minutes about the PATH process with SKETCH – an organization exploring the arts with street involved youth. Explanations with Lynda Kahn & Jack Pearpoint PATH, MAPS & Circles of […]

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