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1 Hello! Welcome to: Hello! Welcome to: Project STIR Missouri Fall 2011

2 S teps T oward I ndependence and R esponsibility Project STIR

3 Your presenters are: zRobyn Dorton zWilson Finks zKira Fisher zDeb Zuver

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5 A team of trainers with and without disabilities that offers hands-on training. Project STIR is:

6 The Project STIR team: provides self-advocacy and leadership tools for and by people with/without disabilities.

7 A University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service :::: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

8 Project STIR Missouri Webinar Today we will: 1 – Introduce ourselves 2 –Try Speak-Up self- advocacy tools. 3 – Tell about Project STIR Self-Advocacy Training.

9 Project STIR Missouri Webinar Today we will: 1 – Introduce ourselves 2 –Try Speak-Up self- advocacy tools. 3 – Tell about Project STIR Self-Advocacy Training.

10 Get to Know Us: Activity! My Way/No Way What do you like?

11 Get to Know Us: Activity! 1 – See the next slide. 2 – Guess: Is it Robyn, Wilson, Kira or Deb?

12 My Way - No Way: Guess WHO? I LIKE: Country music Friends Cooking Robyn? Wilson? Kira? Deb?

13 My Way - No Way: WHO? I LIKE TO: Write poetry Watch basketball Ride horseback Wilson? Kira? Deb?

14 My Way - No Way: WHO? I LIKE: Travel Reading Walking Wilson? Deb?

15 My Way - No Way: I LIKE: Watching Soaps Football Computers Wilson?

16 My Way - No Way: OR I LIKE: gardening games winter Wilson?

17 Getting to Know You My Way/No Way What do you like?

18 My Way/No Way zHow does knowing your interests help you be a self- advocate? You can make better choices. You can be active in your community and share interests.

19 Project STIR Missouri Webinar Today we will: 1 – Introduce ourselves. 2 –Try Speak-Up self- advocacy tools. 3 – Tell about Project STIR Self-Advocacy Training.

20 What is Self-Advocacy?

21 Self-Advocacy is... z Speaking up for yourself. z Asking for what you need. z Negotiating for yourself. z Knowing your rights and responsibilities. z Using resources that are available to you.

22 What is Inclusion?

23 Inclusion is… …people with/without disabilities participating in their community together

24 What is a Leader? Leaders: zAdvocate zSolve problems zNegotiate zMake plans z Cooperate with others z Offer support Leaders work with others for positive change

25 Self-Advocate Leaders

26 Supporters and Allies

27 Become a Self-Advocate Steps to Speaking Up: 1.Know Yourself 2.Communicate Assertively 3.Solve Problems 4.Rights & Responsibilities

28 Speak Up Manual :

29 Speak Up! Action Manual for Peer Leader Teams

30 Speak Up! Action Manual for Peer Leaders Steps to Becoming a Self-Advocate: 1.Know Yourself 2.Communicate Assertively 3.Solve Problems 4.Rights & Responsibilities

31 Speak Up! CONTENT: For each Step: zThink About – Talk About zResources zScenes zTeam Activities

32 Speak Up! Four Steps to Becoming a Self-Advocate 1.Know Yourself 2.Communicate Assertively 3.Solve Problems 4.Rights & Responsibilities

33 How does knowing yourself help you be a better leader? It helps you build a strong team. Getting to know and trust one another is important.

34 Speak Up! Four Steps to Becoming a Self-Advocate 1.Know Yourself 2.Communicate Assertively 3.Problem-Solving 4.Rights & Responsibilities

35 Speak Up! Action Manual for Peer Leaders z Listening is as important as speaking z Person-First Language z“Dos and Don’ts”

36 Communicating How does communicating help you be a better leader? Communicating helps you: zUnderstand the other person zExpress your ideas and feelings zGain respect

37 COMMUNICATION: Some Feelings… zAnnoyed zProud zOverwhelmed zFrustrated zWorried zExcited zInspired zNervous zHopeful zCalm zConfident zShy zDisappointed

38 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.

39 Speak Up! Four Steps to Becoming a Self-Advocate 1.Know Yourself 2.Communicate Assertively 3.Solve Problems 4.Rights & Responsibilities

40 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!

41 Problem Solving Steps

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47 Problem-Solving Scene : American Idol - Basketball WHO: Ramone and Carol WHERE: At home WHAT: Disagree about TV show to watch

48 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.

49 Speak Up! Steps to Becoming a Self-Advocate 1.Know Yourself 2.Communicate Assertively 3.Solve Problems 4.Rights & Responsibilities

50 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

51 Some Feelings… zAnnoyed zProud zOverwhelmed zFrustrated zWorried zExcited zInspired zNervous zHopeful zCalm zConfident zShy zDisappointed

52 Rights zRights mean fairness and freedom. zRights apply to everyone!

53 Responsibility z Responsibility means we have a duty to respect the rights of others--and to have our own rights respected. zWe must take responsibility for our actions.

54 Rules and Laws How do Rules and Laws help us be responsible? z We know what our rights and responsibilities are to ourselves and others. zWe understand what we need to do to keep our rights.

55 Speak Up! Action Manual for Peer Leaders Steps to Becoming a Self-Advocate: 1.Know Yourself 2.Communicate Assertively 3.Solve Problems 4.Rights & Responsibilities

56 Project STIR Missouri Webinar Today we will: 1 – Introduce ourselves 2 –Try Speak-Up self- advocacy tools. 3 – Tell about Project STIR Self-Advocacy Training.

57 WHY Start a Self-Advocacy Group? zTo empower people with disabilities to speak up zTo involve more people with disabilities in the community

58 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.

59 How do you build a strong self-advocacy group? zGet to know each other. zBuild trust.

60 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?

61 Emerging Leaders

62 Emerging Leaders/Agency Reps

63 You can vote for officers for your group A good officer is a role model: yPresident yVice-president ySecretary yTreasurer

64 Group Advisors - Tips zHow can they support? zWhat is helpful?

65 Self-Determination is… Making your own life decisions.

66 Shifting the Power Supports

67 YOU Government Local Program Case Manager Service Provider Follow the Money

68 YOU Government Service Provider & Broker Follow the Money

69 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.

70 Let’s get ready for YOU to try!

71 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

72 Project STIR Missouri Training: Talk See videos Act Out Scenes Do activities Practice Leading

73 On Day 1 (p.m. ), we will  Meet :: Project STIR Team :: Project STIR Missouri trainees :: Missouri Support Allies  Begin to build a team

74 On Day 2, we will  Apply 4 self-advocacy tools  Learn disability history

75 On Day 3, we will… Plan to start a self-advocacy group Practice the Spiral Model Review self-determination YOU lead activities and scenes

76 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

77 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.

78 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

79 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.

80 Project STIR Missouri Webinar Today we: 1 – Introduced ourselves 2 –Tried Speak-Up self- advocacy tools. 3 – Told about Project STIR Self-Advocacy Training.

81 Project STIR

82 Project STIR Missouri Good luck-- Make a difference for Missouri!

83 Evaluations - Questions Thumbs Up! Thumbs Down! OR


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