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1 It’s All About My Child Important Things to Know about _______ Workbook

2 Partnership for People with Disabilities Virginia Commonwealth University October 2009 For more information, contact Eileen Hammar or (804)

3 …… …… …… …… …… …… …… …… …… …… Things that people like and admire about my child

4 Some of my dreams for my child are: …………………………………………

5 Things that are important to my child are:  … ...  …

6 Things that are important for my child are: …

7 My child’s friends and relationships home and other paid supporters, day services community- church, mosque, synagogue, neighbors, local shops friends and non paid relationships family

8 Characteristics of people who best support my child are: …

9 What people who support my child need to know : ………………………………………………

10 Here are some examples of how my child communicates What is happening ____ does We think it means And we should # 3 In the environment What’s just gone on The ‘trigger’ #1 The behavior What others notice Can be seen, heard, and felt by others #2 Meaning of the behavior (what the emotions & feelings are) What’s going on inside #4 What other people should do in response Or not do

11 Putting It All Together Photo Important to Important for Things People like and Admire  Hopes and Dreams  Characteristics of People Who Best Support My Child 

12 WHAT PEOPLE LIKE AND ADMIRE ABOUT KIT Enthusiasm; he is a doer Great sense of humor Sets goals and pursues them Kind and forgiving Lots of energy – for the things he likes Good looking Good to his friends KIT”S HOPES AND WISHES to be an actor to work in a restaurant to live independent of his mom to have a girlfriend and get married to go away to college to continue to have lots of friends to work for Young Life Capernum WORKING NOT WORKING Work along side until he learns a new skill, routine, etc. Provide verbal prompts Provide written reminders, he loves lists IMPORTANT TO FOR Music & dance Sports – observing and participating Food Play Station His friends – Justin, Matt, the Craymers, girls, bowling buddies, and S.O. friends His routine at his own pace His Capernum group His bowling night Kings Dominion It’s All About Kit Staying focused Eating healthy Getting exercise Staying connected to family and friends Learning to speak up for himself Taking more responsibility for himself and his actions Trying to rush him Changing gears too quickly, he needs to be warned of an upcoming transition Treating him as anything other than an adult

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14 The Partnership for People with Disabilities is a university center for excellence in developmental disabilities at Virginia Commonwealth University. VCU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or disability. If alternative formats of this document are needed, please contact the Partnership for People with Disabilities at 804/ or 800/ (TDD Relay).


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