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Talking about : a series of community conversations

By: Sullivan, Lorna.
Publisher: Tauranga, NZ ImagineBetter 2013Description: 237 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780473260828.Subject(s): DISABILITY | QUALITY OF LIFE | FRIENDSHIPS | RELATIONSHIPS | COMMUNITY INTEGRATION | COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT | SELF DETERMINATION | SUPPORTED DECISION MAKING | HOME LIFE | HOME ENVIRONMENT | EDUCATION | INDIVIDUALISED FUNDING | SUPPORT SERVICES
Contents:
Introduction Acknowledgements|1. Imagining better|2. Living in the company of others|3. Making a meaningful and valued contribution in community|4. Personal autonomy and decision making|5. Home|6. Education|7. Individualised funding / needs assessment and service coordination agency|Glossary of websites
Summary: "Shares the personal experiences of families, individuals, and professionals who support disabled people to have greater control over their own lives and to become active, contributing members of their community ... At the end of each chapter, a series of questions are provided to inspire you own "conversation" about how to support your loved one towards attaining their vision of a positive future." - BOOK JACKET "This book has developed from conversations, issues and achievements that have arisen through the ImagineBetter Community Conversation Series. It has been written to provide a platform for families and groups of families to begin to think and talk about what it would take to thoughtfully and systematically create a better future for the lives of their children living with a disability. It is designed to complement “Believing in Better, a Workbook for Families”. The intent of this book is to offer brief, but important information and thoughts on a range of topics which must be given careful consideration if the lives of disabled people are to begin to flourish within their communities and wider society." - INTRODUCTION
List(s) this item appears in: Independent living. Sept 2017
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Introduction
Acknowledgements|1. Imagining better|2. Living in the company of others|3. Making a meaningful and valued contribution in community|4. Personal autonomy and decision making|5. Home|6. Education|7. Individualised funding / needs assessment and service coordination agency|Glossary of websites

"Shares the personal experiences of families, individuals, and professionals who support disabled people to have greater control over their own lives and to become active, contributing members of their community ... At the end of each chapter, a series of questions are provided to inspire you own "conversation" about how to support your loved one towards attaining their vision of a positive future." - BOOK JACKET
"This book has developed from conversations, issues and achievements that have arisen through the ImagineBetter Community Conversation Series. It has been written to provide a platform for families and groups of families to begin to think and talk about what it would take to thoughtfully and systematically create a better future for the lives of their children living with a disability. It is designed to complement “Believing in Better, a Workbook for Families”. The intent of this book is to offer brief, but important information and thoughts on a range of topics which must be given careful consideration if the lives of disabled people are to begin to flourish within their communities and wider society." - INTRODUCTION

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Very useful for gaining a better understanding about service provision, what services are available and how families can stay a strong force in people's lives.

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