Break Out Session: The Story of Someone Like Me

Break Out Session: The Story of Someone Like Me

Born with cerebral palsy and unable to walk until the age of 4, I’ll share my childhood experiences of growing up in a large family of eight in Detroit, Michigan.   Raised with an understanding not to use my CP as an excuse not to do great things, I’ll talk about failing my first attempt to join the Navy, only to come back a year later and succeed.  

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Break Out Session: Promoting Choice and Positive Control

Break Out Session: Promoting Choice and Positive Control

This session will provide an overview of some best practices and Person Centered Thinking skills that help to promote a person’s ability to have choice and positive control in their life. This includes ways that we can empower different ways of communicating and decision making. We will review examples and share our own experiences. Participants will also be invited to learn from each other to explore what we have tried and share what we have learned in our work.

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