Knowing Your Feelings How does knowing your feelings help you become a better leader? z You can tell the difference between feelings, thoughts, actions. z You care about other people’s feelings. z Your feelings can help you make decisions.
Speak Up! Four Steps to Becoming a Self-Advocate 1.Know Yourself 2.Communicate Assertively 3.Solve Problems 4.Rights & Responsibilities
Problem Solving Steps zStep 1: Relax (Deep Breath) zStep 2: Say Something Positive to Yourself zStep 3: Identify the Problem zStep 4: Think of Solutions zStep 5: Pick one and… just do it!
Problem Solving Steps
Problem-Solving Scene : American Idol - Basketball WHO: Ramone and Carol WHERE: At home WHAT: Disagree about TV show to watch
Problem Solving Steps How do problem solving steps help us become better leaders? Problem solving helps us z Identify our feelings. z Take time to think. z Make good decisions for ourselves AND the group.
Speak Up! Steps to Becoming a Self-Advocate 1.Know Yourself 2.Communicate Assertively 3.Solve Problems 4.Rights & Responsibilities
Is Anybody Listening to Me? WHO: Jane Mom (wants the best for Jane) Mr. Mills (wants the best for Jane) WHAT: Before Person-Centered Planning meeting WHERE: Mr. Mills Office
WHY Start a Self-Advocacy Group? zTo empower people with disabilities to speak up zTo involve more people with disabilities in the community
How do you build a strong self-advocacy group? zShare skills--Each member brings different skills. zShares tasks--Each member has different likes and dislikes.
How do you build a strong self-advocacy group? zGet to know each other. zBuild trust.
Start a Self-Advocacy Group Decide: zWhat is your vision? zWho do you want to involve? zWhen will you meet? zHow will you organize your group?
Emerging Leaders/Agency Reps
You can vote for officers for your group A good officer is a role model: yPresident yVice-president ySecretary yTreasurer
Group Advisors - Tips zHow can they support? zWhat is helpful?
Self-Determination is… Making your own life decisions.
Shifting the Power Supports
YOU Government Local Program Case Manager Service Provider Follow the Money
YOU Government Service Provider & Broker Follow the Money
Self-Determination How does self-determination help you to become a better leader? zHelps you get the life you want. zHelps you be a responsible citizen. zHelps you move your state toward a more self-determined system.
Let’s get ready for YOU to try!
Project STIR Missouri Training STIR training goals are to: 1.Build your teams 2.Practice tools for speaking up 3.Plan next steps for training & leading others
Project STIR Missouri Training: Talk See videos Act Out Scenes Do activities Practice Leading
On Day 1 (p.m. ), we will Meet :: Project STIR Team :: Project STIR Missouri trainees :: Missouri Support Allies Begin to build a team
On Day 2, we will Apply 4 self-advocacy tools Learn disability history
On Day 3, we will… Plan to start a self-advocacy group Practice the Spiral Model Review self-determination YOU lead activities and scenes
On Day 4 (A.M.) we will... Create a group PATH for Missouri Self-Advocate teams Review your role Get Ready for next steps Review accomplishments
Why this approach? Participants interact-- z Try out tools – not just watch/listen z Support one another z Work as a team. The group models inclusion z Diverse abilities = diverse team strengths. z Visible & invisible disabilities.
Why this approach? It includes emotions and feelings zBrain research: emotion is tied to memory zParticipants distinguish between feelings/behaviors/thoughts zIt puts participants in role as leaders
NC Project STIR Examples: - Youths 4 Advocacy: Empowers students with disabilities to transition successfully into their communities. - Carolina Health and Transition (CHAT): Youths speak up about their health care. - Shifting the Power: Leadership training in 10 states.