Field training

Gonda, C. (2010). Peer-to-Peer Youth Training. In collaboration with APRIL, Chiaki Gonda developed a peer mentoring project is to increase and enhance community participation by youth with disabilities and to nurture future leaders of the independent living movement. The program was delivered at several U.S. centers for independent living. Target audience: Youths with disabilities, CIL staff.

Coble, Z. (2007, July 9-12). Change: Conversations on the direction of the disability community.Washington, DC: 25 years: Celebrating accomplishments and forging news leaders. This intergenerational discussion was to develop a written vision statement for the desired direction of the disability movement. Target audience: Front line CIL staff, Consumers.

White, G. (2007, July 9-12). Enhancing community participation of CIL consumers: Best practices from the field. Washington, DC: 25 years: Celebrating accomplishments and forging news leaders. With the emerging core CIL service to deinstitutionalize people with disabilities and facilitate their movement into communities, we must consider how to move a consumer transitioned into the community beyond the status of “occupant” to one of full “participant.” This session consisted of four CIL staff members who sent in winning proposals to a joint RTC/MICL and NCIL competition on best practices for helping to increase the community participation of their consumers. Each center presented their approach to increasing consumer involvement in the community and illustrated its presentation with numerous examples and “how to” tips. Target audience: Advocates, Project directors.

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