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Access to people with expertise in topical areas that are important in person-centered services. People are identified by topical area, with information on how to contact them.

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Organizations, Programs, and Projects (17 Products)
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Organizations, Programs, and Projects
Allen, Shea & Associates: A technical assistance work group
This organization helps with training, program evaluations, and development of materials. They specialize in the area of disabilities.
Art Mentorship with Sara Hanson
Sara Hanson-visual artist, art instructor, mentor and advocate for people with disabilities is offering a one-on-one mentorship program for children, youth and adults at all skill levels. Waiver Funding or Private Pay.
Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD)
A national organization for the university centers which engage in research and education about a wide variety of disabilities issues.
Center for Autism and Related Disabilities
A university-affiliated resource center at the University at Albany (CARD - Albany) that brings research and practice together in community settings.
Community Resource Alliance
This company offers training management consulting to agencies that support people with disabilities. Their goal is to help people with disabilities successfully live in communities with the services and supports they want.
This agency helps people who want to manage their own services. They can help set up microboards, cooperatives and other direct funding initiatives.
CommunityWorks: PATH and Creative Facilitation Training
An organization that teaches people the best ways to do person-centered planning. They are especially interested in community-building.
Empowerment Network Unlimited, Inc.
This organization provides training, assistance with grant writing, and other services to help those supporting people with disabilities.
A consulting practice to support people with disabilities who also have behavior difficulties.
Jump Start Self Advocacy, L.L.C.
Jump Start Self Advocacy L.L.C. provides consultation services, staff training, and community education and outreach for self-advocacy groups.
Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance Speaker's Bureau
This organization has people who understand brain injury well and will give speeches at no cost.
National Organization on Disability (NOD)
The mission of The National Organization on Disability (N.O.D.) is to expand the participation and contribution of America’s 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life.
Project Heal at Kennedy Krieger Institute
This program of the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service and Kennedy Krieger Institute. It seeks to provide legal and health services to children and youth with disabilities.
Real Economic Impact (REI) Network
A nation wide initiative to help low-income persons with disabilities with tax preparation and other related strategies.
The Center on Human Policy (UCEDD)
This is a policy, research, and advocacy organization involved in the national movement to insure the rights of people with disabilities.
The Taunton Jail Diversion Program
A program in the community of Taunton, Massachusetts. Its purpose is to divert people with mental illness or disability who are in contact with the criminal justice system from jail to community support services.
Vela Microboard Association
This agency helps people from British Columbia have greater control over their services. That can mean setting up an individual budget or a microboard.
Allan I. Bergman
Allan Bergman has been the president or director of many nonprofit community organizations. He is also a leader in helping national and state laws provide better services and supports for persons with disabilities.
Beth Marks, PhD, RN
Beth Marks is Associate Director for Research in the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Developmental Disabilities and Health. She is also past President of the National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities
BUTTERFLYWHEEL Motivation, Advocacy & Consulting
Monica J. Foster offers life transition coaching for people facing disability/chronic illness. She is a person with Spina Bifada.
Clarence J Sundram
Clarence Sundram a nationally recognized expert on conditions in institutions and community programs. He currently serves as the Special Master & Court Monitor in class action lawsuits involving the rights of persons with mental disabilities.
Darcy Elks
Darcy provides training on social role valorization, person-centered thinking, creating meaningful days, and many other value-based approaches to support. She is also available for consultation or program evaluation.
David Schwartzkopf: Turning Liabilities into Assets
David is a motivational speaker who speaks personally about overcoming disadvantages and exceeding expectations. He is legally blind and has cerebral palsy.
Dr. Stanley Ducharme, Ph.D.
Dr. Ducharme is a consultant specializing in person-centered supports. He provides useful support about persons with physical disabilities and in many other areas.
Hope Leet Dittmeier
Hope has been an advocate with people who have disabilities since 1983. Her speciality is creating customized employment and community living supports that ensure people are vital members of their communities.
James Emmett
James is a pioneer in the area of supported employment and people with disabilities. He formerly worked for APSE, and now runs his own consulting business.
Janet E Hunt Consulting
Ms. Hunt is a consultant who provides creative approaches to challenging situations. Consulting services include short and long-term projects and activities to accomplish the goals of non-profit organizations. She is an expert on self-advocacy.
Jay Klein
Jay is an Associate Clinical Professor of Social Work at Arizona State University. He is an expert on housing and a pioneer in assisting people with disabilities to move from institutional settings into homes of their own.
Jeff Moyer Music and Services
Mr. Moyer creates music and does presentations promoting inclusive schools and communities.
Jerry Smith
Jerry produces documentary films and training programs in support of people with disabilities and their allies. Please visit our website to view sample movies.
Joan Guthrie Medlen, MEd, RD
Joan Guthrie Medlen is a registered dietitian with an interest in promoting healthful, quality lives for people with IDD.
Joe Wykowski
Joe is an expert on housing and a pioneer in assisting people with disabilities to move from institutional settings into homes of their own.
John Raffaele
John is a an experienced educator, trainer, and dynamic public speaker in the field of human services, specializing in Direct Support Ethics and Standardized Competencies.
John Smith
John's primary interests lie in supporting people with disabilities in the areas of self-advocacy and self-determination. As an evaluator, he is also interested in measuring "Quality" in services and quality assurance.
Jonathan Martinis
Jonathan Martinis is the legal director at DC Quality Trust. He has over twenty years of experiences working on cases under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Kathie Snow
Kathie is the author of the book "Disability is Natural." She also has a son who was born with cerebral palsy. Kathie has a web site, an Email newsletter, and conducts workshops across the United States and Canada to share that disability is natural
Life's Unlimited Zenith, LLC
A company owned by Luz Aponte, artist, trainer and advocate. She creates many products to sell, including greeting cards with inspirational messages. Luz also provides training in many areas, like the inclusion of everyone in events and activities.
Michael Callahan
Michael is the president of Marc Gold & Associates and vice-president of Employment for All. He has consulted throughout the US, Canada and Europe in the area of supported employment for the past twenty-three years.
Michael Dillon
Michael supports people who have significant disabilities in creating at-home supports, and serves as a consultant to several states and courts.
Michael Kendrick, Ph.D.
Michael Kendrick is an international consultant, author, speaker and leader in the field of disability.
Michael Smull
Michael is an expert on Essential Lifestyle Planning. He has experience in nearly all aspects of developing community services.
Nancy Weiss, MSW
Ms. Weiss is the co-founder and co-director of the National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities. She is also an instructor at the University of Delaware in the Human Development & Family Studies department.
Steven M. Eidelman, MBA, MSW
Mr. Eidelman is the co-founder and co-director of the National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities. He is also the University of Delaware’s H. Rodney Sharp Professor of Human Services Policy and Leadership.

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