Essential tools for community
building, featuring independent writers and publishers.
A Good Life
A Good Life
parent whose child lives with a disability
struggles with the same question:
will look after my child after I'm
A Good Life
is an essential resource for families, friends and caregivers of people with
It offers a step by step guide to creating a plan for the future
which provides for the safety, security and well being of people with
It leads the reader to look beyond professional human services when
creating a safe and secure future.
It is designed to motivate readers to action.
the issues covered are
a special needs trust
the hidden gifts of people with disabilities
go - the toughest job for parents
the isolation and loneliness of individuals with disabilities
and maximizing wealth
dependence on government assistance
and individualized funding
to formal, legal guardianship
beyond group homes - creating home as sanctuary and haven
and estate planning
death and other mortal fears
perspective, the big long-term issue in our
kids' lives is community-building. It's who will be there with you, and
for you, over the long haul. The pattern in PLAN's new book, A Good
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A Good Life.
David and Faye
|Does She Know
by Nicola Schaefer, Ted Schaefer
compassionate guide for anyone working with people with disabilities and
Does She Know She's There? brings the story of Catherine
Schaefer up to date. Brought up at home, after doctors told her parents to
put her in an institution, Catherine now has her own home, and is an
integral part of her community. The book, by her mother, Nicola, is a
funny, intelligent, and compassionate story of her years of effort to
create an atmosphere where her daughter can thrive and have joy in her
life. And yes, Catherine knows she's there!
$20 + $5 first copy shipping
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PATH: Planning Positive
Pearpoint, Marsha Forest and John O'Brien
A guide to exciting, creative, colorful
futures planning for families, organizations and schools to build caring
"including" places to live, work & learn. PATH
is not for the faint of heart. It is very results oriented.
This is the 'hottest' item from Inclusion
Press. If you are interested in and/or using PATH, this is a must.
According to those doing PATH, it is indispensable. One reader said
"no matter how many PATHs I do, I always take it with me."
PATH is a creative planning tool which
starts in the future and works backwards to an outcome of first
(beginning) steps that are possible and positive. It is excellent for team
building. It has been used to mediate conflicts. It is loved by people who
actually want to change the ways we currently work. Groups teaching PATH
as a tool will hopefully have a copy for each student.
Stone People: living together in a different world
by Joseph Schaeffer, Ph.D.
Schaeffer taught us the Stone Game, a simple, incredibly powerful tool for
creating conversation, and for ending patterns of domination in our
people who want to live differently together: parents and children who
can't stand fighting with each other any more; elementary and secondary
school students who have had enough trouble and strife for a lifetime;
teacher, doctors and nurses, social workers who hope to be effective in
this ever more diverse society; leaders in government and business who
intend to be truly cooperative and creative with each other.
read many books about community and communication. This is the first
time I have learned something really new in years. If you have three
days for one program, make sure this is the one you choose."
Lyle O'Brien, Gail
This book is a deep and compelling journey
into the real issues of supported living. Before 'Supported Living' became
a familiar term, Options, a small organization in Madison, WI, was attempting to personalize services and assist people to live
in their own homes. That was twenty years ago. How this happened, and the
complex stumbling blocks, is the subject of this book. It is the story of
the passion, dedication and dreams of a remarkable group of people - both
the staff and the people they serve.
For some, this is a book to read; for others, it is a
thoughtful text worthy of in-depth study. 245 pages of brilliant analysis
that will benefit anyone involved in supported living - ranging from
directors to direct support staff. For anyone involved in Supported Living - building
community - supporting change.
Some of the issues explored include:
|From packages to people |
|Beliefs define the pattern
|Avoiding the growth trap |
|Acknowledging difficulty |
|Signs of trouble |
|Relationships as a resource
|Making funding flexible |
|Chewing on intractable problems
|Nine enduring understandings
"When we began Inclusion Press in
1990, our friend, colleague and mentor, Bob Perske advised us to publish
one or two things that we really loved each year. That way our Press would
have integrity. We have followed Bob's advice, and over the years, have
built a small but treasured collection of books and videos that are used
all over the world. They are designed to help families, individuals and
organizations make the world a better place for all of us."
- Jack Pearpoint and Marsha Forest