The Impact of Peer-to-Peer Mentoring on Participant Direction: Successes, Challenges, and Looking Ahead

The Institute partnered with Values Into Action to provide education to people with autism about self-directing one of more of their supports and services. Project participants were given an opportunity to meet one-on-one with a Certified Supports Broker. Supports Brokers taking part in this project worked to identify and enhance natural supports for people with autism.

Authors:  David James (DJ) Savarese, Co-Chair Alliance for Citizen Directed Supports; Marian Frattarola-Saulino, Co-Chair Alliance for Citizen-Directed Supports and Co-Founder and CEO, Values Into Action; and Jamie Ray-Leonetti—Associate Director of Policy, Institute on Disabilities at Temple University

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“Self-Direction: A Revolution in Human Service” From Text to Lived Experience

In human services, a revolution has come about through the evolution of the Person-Directed Services (PDS) movement. Examined through its progression in history, a book authored by experts and the delivery of stories from real life individuals employing PDS, we explore PDS and see the importance and impact it has in the lives of so many people.

AUTHORS — BOOK: Valerie J. Bradley - President Emerita, Human Services Research Institute;  Marc H. Fenton - Former Partner at Public Consulting Group, Inc. and Founding President of Public Partnerships LLC, a Financial Management Service (FMS) and Kevin J. Mahoney - Professor Emeritus at Boston College School of Social Work and Founding Director of the National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services  POSTER: Jamie Ray-Leonetti - Associate Director of Policy, Institute on Disabilities at Temple University and Marian Frattarola-Saulino - Co-founder and Executive Director, Values Into Action

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The Power to Choose Community: Participant-Directed Services and the Role of Supports Brokers in Creating Inclusive Communities

Aligning with principles of self-determination, Person Driven Services and Supports provide a model whereby people with disabilities have more control over where, when, how, and by whom their supports are provided.

Authors: Jamie Ray-Leonetti, Institute on Disabilities at Temple University; and Javier Salazar and Marian Frattarola-Saulino, Values Into Action

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