Do you know what a Circle of Support is?

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

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The Arc Eastern Connecticut, established by two groups of families in 1952, provides advocacy and supports to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the entire region. Our services touch every aspect of a person's life: housing, employment/job development, vocational/micro-enterprise ventures, education, day programs, in-home supports, Senior services, health/fitness activities, and community involvement.


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