The Arc believes that people with disabilities and their families are, by far, the best voices for change. Your personal stories are what will truly make a difference. Our Governmental Affairs team is here to teach you how to effectively advocate for yourself or the people you care about.
Kari Brock is the advocacy coordinator of Project MOVE, a legislative advocacy grant funded by the Texas Council on Developmental Disabilities. Project MOVE travels throughout the state and aims to mobilize and organize communities to become empowered and promote systems change. If you’re interested in participating in Project MOVE, contact Kari today.
1-800-252-9729 or (512) 454-6694, ext. 7760
Texas Microboard Collaboration
PATH Facilitator Training
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PATH (Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope) is a powerful future-planning tool. It helps to identify what a person wants in their future with step-by-step strategies to work toward that future. PATH also establishes a built-in support network to help accomplish goals.
In this 2-day hands-on course, you will learn and practice some of the most valued organizational and person-centered planning tools in use today. The PATH process follows the state’s person-directed planning process by
Empowering the individual, identifying existing supports, identifying natural supports, engaging the support of those closest to the individual, and accommodates the individual’s style of interaction.
PATHs are powerful graphic facilitation tools (pictured below) developed by Jack Pearpoint, Marsha Forest and John O'Brien. A certificate of completion will be awarded at the end of the training.
This training is ideal for: teachers and transition specialists, people with disabilities, families and extended family members, friends, community allies, case managers, service coordinators, human service staff, and managers, policy-makers and program managers, leaders in civic, cultural, and congregational organizations and anyone else who wants to help people journey toward a person-centered approach to self-determination and full community participation.