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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 Institute on Community Integration, University of MinnesotaTools Track

Joe Timmons

Joe Timmons has worked with individuals with disabilities in educational, vocational, and healthcare settings for over thirty years. Since 2003, he has been a research coordinator at the Institute on Community Integration (ICI) at the University of Minnesota, spending a fair amount of his time assisting individuals and organizations with inclusion, social and emotional development, and engagement in the community and the workforce. Prior to working at ICI, Joe served as an instructor and counselor with adults and adolescents with disabilities at Vision Loss Resources, the Courage Center, and Independent School District 287.  Joe has authored many publications including journal articles, book chapters, and practitioner guides.

Rebecca Dosch Brown

Rebecca Dosch Brown serves as the program and data coordinator for the MNLEND (Minnesota Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities). MNLEND is a year-long interdisciplinary leadership training program spanning 18+ disciplines and is funded by the Maternal Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the US Department of Health and Human Services. Her work background spans teaching, research, advising, editing, and writing in the areas of disability history, societal inclusion, culturally-responsive education, indigenous rights, arts, literature, and community organizing. She is entering the PhD program at the University of Minnesota's Hubert H. Humphrey School in Public Affairs in Fall 2017.

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