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Exploring Program Quality with the PASSING Manual: Structuring Service Settings, Activities, Relationships and Groupings in a Beneficial Way

Held via Zoom on August 25, 26, 30, September 1 and 2 from 1pm-3:30pm each day Exploring Program Quality with the PASSING Manual: Structuring Service Settings, Activities, Relationships and Groupings in a Beneficial Way  PASSING is an instrument for evaluating the quality of any human service according to how well it implements Social Role Valorization...
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Planning for Change: Foundations of Person-Centered Work

Think Different, Plan Different—Person-Centered work involves a very different way of engaging with people with disabilities and their families. Using person-centered tools, the focus person is the central figure in their own planning, supported by the people they choose at their side. The processes used bring out the best in everyone by recognizing the gifts...
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Keystone Institute Events

The Power of Roles

The Power of Roles This workshop gives participants a practical introduction to the principles of Social Role Valorization. Through a combination of multimedia presentation and small group discussion, participants will learn about the phenomenon of social devaluation. This event includes discussion of how people with disabilities and other devalued groups have been systematically hurt and...
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Foundations of Inclusive Practice

It is an indubitable fact that real, meaningful work enriches our lives in many ways. Contributing our gifts and talents, friendships, personal and professional growth, social status, and reputation are all potential benefits that are gained from having valued work. People with significant developmental disabilities or psychosocial disabilities, however, have been deprived of work and...
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Deaf Jam (SRV Study Group)

Deaf Jam: In the absence of sound, a deaf teenager, Aneta Brodski, wrestles with the desire to be heard as well as remain true to her own voice. Aneta discovers a new way of expressing herself through spoken word poetry. While many perceive her deafness as a significant obstacle in a culture where poetry is...
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The Road Most Travelled: Using the Culturally Valued Analogue

Social Role Valorization principles contains many “gems” – ideas that have great power and applicability towards making life fuller and richer for those who are at risk of social devaluation. The culturally valued analogue, or CVA, is one such gem. In this workshop, we will explore this idea, applying ourselves to studying the natural pathways...
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STUDY GROUPS

For Better or Worse? : The Dilemma of Keeping People Segregated as a Means of Keeping Them Safe

The COVID-19 pandemic brought life as we knew it to a standstill. Businesses, schools, and even our own homes had to close their doors and “social and physical distancing” became the new normal. For many people who were living in institutions with plans in place to move into new, more integrated community homes, those doors...
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Keystone Institute Events

The Power of Roles

The Power of Roles This workshop gives participants a practical introduction to the principles of Social Role Valorization. Through a combination of multimedia presentation and small group discussion, participants will learn about the phenomenon of social devaluation. This event includes discussion of how people with disabilities and other devalued groups have been systematically hurt and...
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The Applied Customized Employment Certification Course: A Sneak Peek

Intended for those organizations and people registered for our 8-month certification course (much-delayed due to COVID), this workshop will whet our appetites for the promise and possibility of work roles for people with developmental disabilities, and gear us up for the upcoming 8-month practical certification course to come as soon as it is practical and...
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Foundations of Inclusive Practice: A Glimpse of SRV (English)

Across India, change leaders committed to better lives for people with developmental and psychosocial disability are talking about and learning about Social Role Valorization, a powerful set of ideas about how to assist people to have full, rich, meaningful lives. SRV provides a high-order framework for understanding the society in which we live, and the...
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