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Overview of Self-Directed Supports
This YouTube video, recorded on 4/30/20, provides an overview of Self-Directed Supports in Rhode Island for individuals receiving services from DDD.

Beach Center on Disability
Information and resources on self-determination.

Find, Choose and Keep Great DSPs pdf image (PDF)
A toolkit for people with disabilities looking for quality, caring and committed direct support professionals

Friends: Connecting people with disabilities and Community Members: a Manual for Families pdf image (PDF)
A manual, written by Angela Novak Amado, Ph.D., to help people with disabilities increase community membership and belonging, and promote relationships with community members.

Imagine: Finding New Stories for People Who Experience Disability
Articles by David Pitonyak on such topics as Importance of Belonging, Positive Behavior Supports, and Person-Centered Planning (many in Spanish)

Inclusion Press
Articles on community inclusion, self-determination, and person-centered planning by John O'Brien and Connie Lyle O'Brien.

Inclusion Press
MAPS, PATH materials, inclusion Newsletter, other print and video materials developed by Judith Snow, Marsha Forest and Jack Pearpoint.

Person-Centered Thinking Guide and Resources
This Guide is the basis of the 18-hour training that assists any interested person (who has real life experience with adolescents and/or adults who have developmental disabilities) to become a better facilitator and advisor.

Allen, Shea & Associates
book articles and resources on “Essential Lifestyle Planning”, community participation, person-centered planning, and related topics.

Charting the Lifecourse Tool
Tools for having conversations with individuals and families about a vision for a good life and how to achieve it.

Division of Developmental Disabilities - Technical Bulletin on Self-Directed Services Allowable Goods and Services pdf image

Hourly Planning Grid with examples WORD logo image 17 kb

Real Life Quality Standards pdf image 253 kb
Person Centered/Directed Planning with outcomes based on universal human aspirations, relationships, community membership, health & safety, generation of income, and control of transpiration. Written by Tom Nerney with Pat Carver and Kathleen Kovach, Center for Self-Determination, 2005

Websites that Match Job Seekers to Employers
These websites offer the opportunity to register and search for available jobs in your local area. Most offer free access to job postings. There may be a small fee to post positions or access job applicant profiles.

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