Monday, July 11, 2011 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Chula Vista Resort, WI Dells
8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Coffee and Networking
9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Introductions and Updates
9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. SDS in Wisconsin: Community Conversation-- Take this opportunity to talk to key leaders in our state about Self-Directed Supports: Ask questions, provide ideas, and share stories.
10:45 a.m. to 12:00 pm. Morning Learning Sessions
Session 1: SDS & Supported Living ... I Choose Where and With Whom I Live (General Session Room) With SDS we have the opportunity to help people fulfill their desire to have a typical home in the community, rather than a home owned, leased and controlled by others. Dennis Harkins, from In Control Wisconsin, will share the draft Supported Living in Wisconsin report and action plan and lead a discussion on how we will expand Supported Living within IRIS, Family Care, and County programs.
Session 2: Getting Beyond Aging and “Self-Directed Decline” to Hope, Empowerment and Contribution (Rooms B/D) Terry Lynch, Strategies for Independent Aging : author, “But I Don’t Want Eldercare!” and Shanna Jensen, MSW, Outreach and Education, IRIS consultant agency, (The Management Group, Inc.) will discuss the destructive myths underlying misguided perceptions of what is "inevitable" in old age and Eight Rules for preventing – and overcoming − problems related to aging. Strategies for supporting elders to tap community resources and live with dignity and self-reliance are illustrated with stories from the lives of IRIS participants and their families
Session 3: Checking Power and Control in Support Relationships (Rooms A/C)
During the day to day interactions between those who receive support and those who provide it, people often have different points of view. Then what? How are these differences perceived and resolved? Our brochures and mission statements talk about autonomy, choice, and self-direction. How are these goals understood in support relationships? Mark Sweet, Ph.D. is a Trainer & Consultant with Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW).
12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Lunch/Networking
1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Afternoon Learning Sessions
Session 4: The "Ins and Outs" of SDS in Family Care (Rooms B/D)
SDS Coordinators from Family Care and Partnership will talk about the many ways SDS can be used in Family Care, as well as, share stories of innovative ways members are using SDS to achieve their personal outcomes.
Session 5: IRIS--Include, Respect, I Self-Direct (General Session Room)
Shanna Jensen, Communications Lead and Starr Burke, Outreach Specialist from the IRIS consultant agency, (The Management Group, Inc.) will discuss the way IRIS has grown and matured in the last three years. Since it began in 2008, IRIS has been built upon the belief that every person, regardless of age or ability, has the right to lead a meaningful life. The last three years have created opportunities for IRIS to grow and improve. At this session, we will discuss some of the program’s enhancements, and how IRIS can support people to lead self-directed lives.
Session 6: The Star Raft Project (Rooms A/C)
Learn about the Star Raft pattern of interacting with your community. You can move towards a life that is rich in relationships and new opportunities, while sharing your gifts with your community and getting the support of trusted friends. Join David Wetherow as he shares this exciting way for getting connected.
2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Discussion/Next Steps
Watch for details coming soon regarding the 4th Annual Wisconsin Self-Determination Conference - November 2011!