Community-Based Services, Part 3: Exploring the CIL Role to Support Participant Direction (1.5 hours)

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About the Training

This series on new opportunities in community-based services is offered in three parts. The series explores community resources, participant direction, and funding sources, all within the context of a Center for Independent Living. The three parts include:

Guests on this program are Serin Derin, Stavros Center for Independent Living in Amherst, MA, and Tina Seidel, Northeast Pennsylvania Center for Independent Living in Scranton, PA. This Webinar was presented on March 24, 2011

Participant direction has been shown to be a successful service delivery option by providing persons more choice using a flexible budget to control their services. This session explores opportunities for CILs to support participant direction. Co-presenters include CIL staff currently performing these tasks.

Areas of CIL support include:

  • providing information and assistance to individuals as they manage their own services
  • providing participant skills training on employment related issues, and
  • performing financial management services 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the training series, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe participant directed support activities and the role of CILs
  2. Identify operationalizing support activities
  3. Identify experiences of CILs currently performing support activities

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