University of Minnesota
Check & Connect Student Engagement Intervention | Institute on Community Integration
Institute on Community Integration CEHD

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Planning for Valued Social Roles Through Person-Centered Practices

Friday, October 13, 2017 • 1:15pm


Young people benefit from a strengths-based approach to goal setting and planning. In this session, attendees will learn how “person centered” practices lead to increased participation in the community (valued social roles). Attendees will also learn how elementary concepts of “important to” and “important for” are valuable components of youth development. We will share ideas about how best to match an individual’s skills and interests with short and long term goals. Attendees will also complete a “one-page profile” of their own.

Presented by the Lionsgate AcademyTools Track

Joe Timmons

Joe Timmons has worked with individuals with disabilities in educational, vocational, and health care settings for over thirty​-three ​years. From 2003 to 2017, ​he was a research coordinator at the Institute on Community Integration (ICI) at the University of Minnesota. At ICI, he provided training and technical assistance to individuals and organizations focusing on inclusion; social and emotional development; and engagement in the community and the workforce. In August of 2017, Joe began work as a social worker at Lionsgate Academy, a charter school for high school students with Autism.

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