Video by Hayley Glossop of Rainbow Notations. You can check out more posts about this project on our project blog. The Community Mapping sessions were sponsored by an award from the BC Ideas folks, in Community Living Innovation. In this project Shelley Nessman and I are going to three communities to ask self advocates with intellectual disabilities: where do you make a contribution? where would you be missed? where are you welcomed in the ways you want to be? After a day together, and a lot of drawing and talking, we clean up the room and they host a reception of civic leaders that they’ve invited, who want to know what matter to them and how they can best support that. It’s a lovely process. Vancouver’s Community Mapping will be in October we hope.
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Director of Research, Training and Development, Spectrum Society for Community Living. As well as being responsible for in-house training and research on best practices in the field of helping people with disabilities organize their supports, I support self advocacy groups, contract to provide training and workshops to other agencies and groups and facilitate inclusive research groups. I am the author/illustrator of three books, co-editor of a new anthology for 2012, and co-editor of Spectrum Press. My passion is creating networks of best practice leaders in our field to share person-centred alternatives in how people with disabilities can be facilitated to live lives where their gifts are necessary components in their communities. I am currently half way through a Masters degree in Interdisciplinary studies, focusing on Equity and Adult Education, and particularly on how people with intellectual disabilities may be supported in participatory leadership groups. View more posts