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Making Connections

Making Connections:  Direct Support Staff as Bridge Builders www.peterleidy.com By: Peter Leidy Community. Now there’s a word we hear often. It’s interesting how much the service system uses the word. Community Integration Program, Community Options Program, Adult Community Services, Community Based Residential Facility…you get the idea. I think the system should use the word community, and […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Articles and Resources

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Social MEdia

Keeping the ME in Media:  Thoughts, Ideas and Tips for Supporting People with Intellectual Disabilities to Use Social Media The Direct Support Workers Newsletter: Volume 2, Issue 4 By: D0nna Lee Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, YouTube, Tumblr, Pinterest. These and other social media have become common pastimes for many of us over the past few years. […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Articles and Resources, News, Press & Releases

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Mindfulness

Mindfulness: Making Moments Matter The Direct Support Workers Newsletter: Volume 2, Issue 6 By: Stephen White, M.A., C. Psych., Clinical & Counselling Psychologist, North Community Network of Specialized Care Many people have heard about the concept of mindfulness, but are unsure what it means, and why it might be helpful in their lives and/or the lives […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Articles and Resources

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Doing Our Best Work

Doing Our Best Work – 10 Ingredients of Quality Support www.peterleidy.com By: Peter Leidy I would like to share some thoughts with you about the important roles that direct support professionals* can play in the lives of people with disabilities. […] So, when are we at our best? What are the beliefs and practices that […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Articles and Resources

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Positively Magical

Positively Magical…What We Think About What We Do The Direct Support Workers Newsletter: Volume 3, Issue 1 By: Dave Hingsburger and Angie Nethercott Be intentional about being positive. Intentionally guarding what we say to ourselves about ourselves and what we say to ourselves about others. And when we do, we should have a lot to […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Articles and Resources

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Voice

Avoiding the Temptation to Silence, Promoting the Need to Listen The Direct Support Workers Newsletter: Volume 2, Issue 12 By: Colleen Orrick Recently my husband went to a conference. He brought back a satchel full of papers from the conference and on the front of the satchel was printed “Our Voice.” We often hear reference to “voice” when […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Articles and Resources

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Not Skirting the Issue

Discovering Ways to End Poor Health Care for Women with Disabilities The Direct Support Workers Newsletter: Volume 3, Issue 2 By: Isabella Adjei-Dankwah and Yona Lunsky When reading Marie’s file I noted that, even though she was 55 years old, she had never had a mammogram. I wondered why. We have a new study showing that the […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Articles and Resources