person centred planning part one – video

A lot of the work we do has to do with person centred planning – people get us to come in and help them figure out where they are in their lives, and where they’d like to go.   We love anything that works for the person, but one of our favourite methods is PATH because it incorporates everything that’s really good about planning, and also is an opportunity for people to share their dreams with friends and families.  Here’s part of a video from the Inclusion B.C. “On My Way” site, done by Karla Verschoor. Continue reading person centred planning part one – video

Setting goals…

“People will kill you over time, and how they’ll kill you is with tiny, harmless phrases, like ‘be realistic.’”  Dylan Moran I love thinking about how people set goals.   I love how some people walk into a room and know exactly what they want, and how some of their supporters knew that would happen, and others are shocked and delighted…  And I love how some people, and some groups of people, walk in so tentatively, not quite sure what they might want, not sure how to say what they want, not sure if it’s “realistic.”   A while ago, … Continue reading Setting goals…

Family Support Institute, David Wetherow and Inclusive Learning and Research – the Star Raft and ten families

      February20-The Abundant Community March6-Mobilizing Gifts and Anchoring in the ‘Sweet Places’ (Sketchnotes) Another couple of drawings from the TASH conference in Long Beach are here. If you’re interested in the Stone Game, there’s a fun little video I made here.   Continue reading Family Support Institute, David Wetherow and Inclusive Learning and Research – the Star Raft and ten families

Working with David Wetherow and the Star Raft concept…

David Wetherow has been one of my heroes for a long time, and when my facilitation partner Shelley Nessman and I got a chance to work with him we were delighted.   David and Faye are important elders in the Community Living movement in B.C. and in North America who have contributed hugely…  his new ideas are so exciting that after a period of absence he’s been compelled to come out and “play in the sandbox.”   We started with a planning session with the Family Support Institute (you can see the videos here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sIrkP_B7h8 and here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sIrkP_B7h8). By the end of the … Continue reading Working with David Wetherow and the Star Raft concept…

Planning with the Family Support Institute #graphicfacilitation

In June I had the great gift of an invitation to spend the day with the B.C. Family Support Institute Resource parents as they debriefed about training, the gifts they bring and share, and planned for their future.   Resource parents for the Family Support Institute are all over the province, and volunteer to help other families of children with disabilities wend their way through systems that can be complicated and arcane.   What an amazing group of people. The day was facilitated by David Wetherow, one of B.C.’s most venerated facilitators.   I’ve always wanted to see David work, but to … Continue reading Planning with the Family Support Institute #graphicfacilitation