Presentation on theme: "An Ally is a partner, in a mutually beneficial relationship. The Developmental Disabilities professional know as an Ally receives reimbursement for the."— Presentation transcript:
An Ally is a partner, in a mutually beneficial relationship. The Developmental Disabilities professional know as an Ally receives reimbursement for the utilization of their skills & talents to support a person they serve to have a “Good Life”. 2
What do people need from us to be an ally? “It is our job but it is their life” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fv- rqBBNXTg&feature=email LADDhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fv- rqBBNXTg&feature=email
Helping people to feel safe Listen, offer help Display calmness & slow down our approach & words Decrease sense of urgency Assure and reassure Change the culture of the care giving environment from control to friendship and companionship 4
Eight Key Traits of an Ally ① Our thoughts about people we serve ② Our eyes ③ Our ears ④ Our words ⑤ Our heart/feelings ⑥ Our touch ⑦ Our feet ⑧ Our time 5
What do you have to offer as an Ally to help people live a Good Life? Let’s See
Choose a person Identify what you have to offer for each key trait. › Our thoughts about people we serve › Our eyes › Our ears › Our words › Our heart/feelings › Our touch › Our feet › Our time
Nowlook at your newly createdperson. Who is the first person that receives supports that comes to your mind? How will you specifically be an ally using these traits to help that person have a Good Life?