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Ask An Advocate: Planning for School Breaks

Q. School breaks can be stressful because it’s a break in the routine. Do you have any advice on how to reduce the stress so we can enjoy the time off?   A. Families and their children are excited about the holiday season and/or school breaks; however, it can also be a stressful time. During […]

Sexuality Education Workshop

You may be aware of the staggering statistics regarding abuse and sexual assault for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The recent NPR series, Abused and Betrayed, has shed light on this important issue.    On March 8th, Mitch Gunderson-Palmer and Brian Shreifels led the Sexuality Education and Developmental Disabilities Workshop in Rochester, MN. Their training was […]

Ask An Advocate: Person-Centered Planning

Q: I worked with someone to create a person-centered plan. What part of my plan should I share with people on my team? Have you shared your plan with your team and if so what was the outcome?   A: “Good question. My person-centered plan has a lot in it that talks about what is […]

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