The goal of the Person-Centered Thinking project is to increase the knowledge, skills and capacity of Oklahoma service providers, families and self-advocates to utilize Person Centered Thinking tools and approaches to improve the lives of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
Using the Guide to Community Services in Oklahoma, OPF will provide an overview of services and support options in Oklahoma.
Strategic planning is the process by which leaders of a group make decisions about what it wants to do in the future and how it will get there. Using the 4+1 Tool, we focus on learning and acting on that learning. “What have we tried?” “What have we learned?” “What worked?” “What didn’t work?” Then we ask, “What should we try or do based on what we have learned?”
Self-advocates will train on the history of self-advocacy from the Civil Rights Acts of 1964, Voting Rights Act of 1965, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1999, Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000, and Help America Vote Act of 2000. We will also discuss many of the leaders of this movement, including Justin Dart, Ed Roberts, Tia Nelis, Julie Petty and Nancy Ward.