A few weeks ago, I had a gathering with people that have been a part of my life since middle school. They are a part of my Circle of Support. A Circle of Support is a group of like-minded people that have the best interest of a person with disabilities to steer them in the right direction in life.
An example of person-centered approach would be the new process that DDS is using called LifeCourse Training. The core belief of the LifeCourse framework is that all people have the right to live, love, work, play and pursue their life aspirations just as others do in their community.
Who do you consider a mentor in your life? Let me know in the comments below.
-Jamie Lazaroff, Self Advocate Coordinator