Tip of the Month

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Tip of the Month for Regional Collaboratives: October 2021

The Tip of the Month is a new effort to share ideas as a Community of Practice for Supporting Families.  The series will include activities that can support Regional Collaboratives to achieve their visions and support families at the local level.  The Tip of the Month is brought to you by the PA Supporting Families Leadership Team.

Practice Introducing Charting the LifeCourse (CtLC) as a Method for Supporting People in the Context of their Families

CtLC is a complex framework even though each concept is approachable and usable by all people.  But explaining it can be tough.  Break it down to a few talking points.  The more you talk about it, the easier it gets!  The toolkit below can be used to introduce and familiarize new/existing Regional Collaborative members to the framework.
 

· Why do we embrace CtLC?  Because each principle offers a new way to look at situations that lead to improving person centered planning and outcomes.  The central idea is that people, regardless of their abilities and disabilities, live in their communities and with their families caring about them their whole lives.  This is a change from the old way of looking at people with disabilities; the old way led us to separate people with disabilities from and provide support differently than for people without disabilities. 

 

· What is CtLC?  A set of 8 principles that make up a whole framework.  There are tools that can be used in any situation to help change our thinking, solve problems, and plan for the future. 

 

· How does CtLC support families?  By applying the ideas that make up CtLC, we approach problems differently and we plan differently. 

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Tools for Your Toolbox!

 

· Course: Charting the LifeCourse, Topic: Overview of LifeCourse, Part 1 (myodp.org)  This link is for Part 1 of a webcast that explains CtLC on MyODP.org.  Anyone can enter as guest and view the video which is 13 minutes.  It can be viewed all at once or easily a few minutes/slides at a time.

· Course: Charting the LifeCourse, Topic: Overview of LifeCourse, Part 2 (myodp.org)  This link is for Part 2 of the webcast explaining CtLC on MyODP.org.  Anyone can enter as guest and view the video which is 16 minutes.  It can be viewed all at once or easily a few minutes/slides at a time.

· Course: Charting the LifeCourse, Topic: Overview of LifeCourse for Self Advocates (myodp.org)  This link is for  a webcast that explains CtLC on MyODP.org.  Anyone can enter as guest and view the video which is 18 minutes.  It can be viewed all at once or easily a few minutes/slides at a time.