The meaning of “community living” has evolved over the past four decades.
Come watch with us and follow the lives of 8 individuals and familes in their journey to becoming "of their community", not just "in their community".
The University of Minnesota’s Institute on Community Integration has created a visually captivating documentary exploring what it means for eight individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to not only be integrated in their communities, but welcomed and valued as members of their communities.
Since we began the journey of moving people from segregated institutions into homes in their communities more than five decades ago, we have struggled with a pervasive institutional mindset that threatens good intentions.
Being physically in the community is not sufficient. People experience meaningful lives when they enjoy relationships and have valued roles in their communities. Direct support professionals play a critical role here in facilitating these relationships.
• Gain a refreshed and energized perspective on the meaning of true community inclusion.
• See how an elevated role-perception amongst direct support professionals is a key driver to making dreams a reality for people with intellectual and developmental disabilites and their familes!
This full-length screening is brought to you by DirectCourse online training - a partnership between Elsevier and University of Minnesota’s Institute on Community Integration that addresses the need for “workforce development” in the direct services field.
This screening does not provide continuing education units.