Leadership Through Personal Change – Think – Plan – Do
This guide is to help people with developmental disabilities to have self-determined lives. To learn simple ways, using supports, everyone can participate in directing their futures.
Think-Plan-Do is the way the Consumer Advisory Committee uses to identify leadership goals and carry out plans for everyday life.
The guides and stories on video are divided into four areas. Under each area are stories to assist you with your goals. There are 15 topics. These guides help you to use Think-Plan-Do: How to think about what you want, create a plan to get there, and take action to be successful.
Planning and Decision Making
Taking Care of Yourself
Listening and Speaking
Making Goals Happen
Ways to Make Complex Information Simple
This publication is to help individuals with developmental disabilities be prepared and understand what is being said at meetings and be able to vote. The information will help people who support boards and committees know how to make changes or adaptations to board materials so each member can understand the meeting business.
A Picture Library Dictionary
Feeling Safe Being Safe
The Feeling Safe, Being Safe workbook will help you make a plan that you can use in case of an emergency. The videos demonstrates how to complete the workbook and put together a home emergency kit. The printable magnet lets you post your important emergency contact information on your refrigerator for first responders.
Other CAC Publications
Rights of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities Handout
The Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act affirms that individuals with developmental disabilities have the same legal rights and responsibilities guaranteed all other individuals by the United States Constitution and the Constitution and laws of the State of California. Section 4502 of the Welfare and Institutions Code includes a list of specific rights. In order to assure that individuals with developmental disabilities and their families know about their rights, the department developed, with the assistance of Capitol People First, Short Center North/DDSO, Inc., Mayer-Johnson Co., a handout graphically illustrating the rights.
Advocating with Your Elected Official
Elected officials need to hear from people they represent about important issues affecting their lives. Contacting your representatives is an effective way to have your voice heard. This booklet guides you when sending personal letters or emails, telephoning and meeting with your elected officials. It provides website links where you can find information about legislators and proposed legislation.
This easy to use workbook and companion videos, assists people in making decisions about the end of their life. This project was funded by a DDS Wellness Grant and created through the combined efforts of Alta California Regional Center, Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center, Golden Gate Regional Center, California Coalition for Compassionate Care, and the Board Resource Center.
- Video 1 – This video explains how to complete the workbook.
- Video 2 – Conversations with two California advocates about their personal experiences.
- Video 3 – This video gives an overview on the “Thinking Ahead” materials, with a commentary by Judy Citko, Director of the California Coalition for Compassionate Care.
This book will help consumers to understand how to become better members of boards
Guide to Healthy Living
This guide can help you create your own healthy living goals and a plan for action
Making My Own Choices
This booklet has been developed to help people choose things that are important to them in their life.
From Conversations To Actions Using The IPP
This booklet shares the real life stories of how consumers can set their goals and objectives and work through the IPP process to achieve them
Picture Sticker Book
The Picture Sticker Book was developed by the Department of Developmental Services Consumer Advisory Committee as part of the IPP and Choice Making series. This sticker book is for use with “Making My Own Choices” to help people in developmental centers tell helpers and advisors what they want for their life in the community and while still living at the developmental center.
Speaking for a Better Tomorrow, A Guide to Making an Effective Speech
This Guide was created for consumers to use on your own, or with help from someone. You don’t need to take a class to use this workbook. You can use this Guide to help you give a short speech about the story of your life. You can also use this guide to help you give a longer speech, for example, as a conference keynote speaker or at a school assembly. If you plan to use this Guide for training, it is recommended that you conduct the training in three, six hour days and that consumers be provided supports, as needed, to achieve the maximum benefits.
Last modified: August 12, 2020