Principles and Practices of Building Community by Dr. Thomas Pomeranz
The maxim that "without a presence, there is no future" serves as the foundation for this session. Details how supports should be delivered to allow individuals with significant cognitive, physical and/or behavioral challenges to participate in all aspects of their life. The session provides participants with insight as to how our perceptions and expectations serve as barriers in providing support. The four supported routine outcomes (facilitating connections, maximizing independence, enhancing self-worth, and producing self-determination) are detailed and their life enhancing effects are reviewed.
Seven sessions of training providingskills and education on some of the most important concepts of community inclusion. The Principles and Practices of Building Community is a DVD library of compassionate, humorous and provocative training. It is for service providers or undergraduate college level instruction. Developed and presented by Dr. Thomas Pomeranz a nationally recognized authority, trainer, clinician and consultant in the field of services for people with disabilities. Dr. Pomeranz uses high quality graphic, humor and his 35 years of experience to engage his viewers.