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2 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

3 What do people need from us to be an ally? “It is our job but it is their life”  rqBBNXTg&feature= LADDhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fv- rqBBNXTg&feature=

4 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

5 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

6 What do you have to offer as an Ally to help people live a Good Life? Let’s See

7 Line up by the color Blue

8  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

9  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?

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