Lecture Series: Self-Direction and Organizational Capacity for Individualized Services-- Session II

Jan 11 2014 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Self-Advocacy in Life, Directing and Managing Supports

The Arc Prince George's County
1401 McCormick Drive
Conference Rooms A & B
Largo, MD 20774

About the Event:

Presenter: Melonee Clark

Melonee Clark is the mother of a young woman getting ready to graduate high school and a support broker for Shared Support Maryland, Inc. Clark is a commissioner for the Prince George’s County Commission for Individuals with Disabilities. She is a 2000 graduate of The Arc of MD Partners in Policy Making Leadership Program and the parent coordinator for Prince George's Community College Children’s Developmental Clinic’s Parent Session.

Clark will discuss the shifts she has made from thinking, planning and acting for her daughter to with her daughter as she considers her future after graduation. The session will discuss both philosophy and real-life tools for putting principles into practice.

In ​this ​session, ​attendees ​will:

  • Understand ​the ​power ​of ​person ​centered ​planning ​as ​a ​way ​of ​thinking ​and ​doing.
  • Discover ​the ​value, ​impact ​and ​use ​of ​relationships ​and ​networks, ​starting ​from ​scratch ​or ​building ​on ​existing ​foundations.
  • Think ​about ​and ​learn ​to ​use ​the ​community ​as ​a ​welcoming ​entity.
  • Determine ​not ​to ​offer ​or ​accept ​services ​that ​don’t ​fit and ​instead ​create ​a ​vision ​of ​the ​future ​and ​a ​path ​to ​get ​there.
  • Consider ​risk ​and ​balance-- ​the ​“perfect ​program” ​versus ​freedom.

This session is for family members and people with disabilities as well as people who work in the field to support their work with families. Shared Support Maryland, Inc. presents this lecture session in partnership with the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities (MCDD), ​the ​Harry ​and ​Jeanette ​Weinberg ​Foundation and ​People ​on ​the ​Go.

Registration is $25 per person. We also sponsor registration and offer financial support for transportation for people with disabilities and family members in need.

For More Information:

Click here to register. You will have to pay with a credit card at the end of the registration process. Email gail@sharedsupportmd.org for discount codes. One person in a group can attend for free with every 10 paid registrations.