My Life, My Rights

When we think of our “rights” we often think of our right to vote or our right to free speech, but there’s so much more to rights, especially when we are speaking…


An Overview of Person First Language

Person First Language emphasizes the person, instead of the disability. By identifying the person first, the disability is no longer the first focus of a person, but one…


Living the Code for Families of People Receiving Support; Understanding…

In 2001, the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) developed The Direct Support Professional Code of Ethics to provide a value based tool to guide…


Person-Centered Tools: Good Day/Bad Day

Good Day, Bad Day is a Person-Centered Tool which helps us to identify what’s important to you. Together with your support, you can discuss what makes your day awesome…


Person-Centered Tools: Value and Appreciate

Value and Appreciate is a Person-Centered Tool which helps us to understand what we want people to value and appreciate about us. This helps to build self esteem, which…

Language and the Impact of Labels

Language is powerful. This training looks deeper into Person First Language by showing the impact that labels can have.