Leadership Exchange - 2019 Washington, DC - US
 
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The following is a list of the IIDL Leadership Exchange Matches that are currently available for the 2019 IIDL Leadership Exchange in Washington, DC - US and in several other North American locations. If you make a selection now, you can change it later if you need to.

NOTE:  If you have registered for the Leadership Exchange and have received a notice from us advising that you can now select a Match, please click this link:

IIDL Matches:

 NOTE:
ALL Matches will be held on 09 - 10 September 2019.

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   Joint IIDL/IIMHL Match

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Match ID:
861
International Advances in Self-Direction  
Slots Available
17
 Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
   
 Host(s): Applied Self Direction and Human Services Research Institute
   

 Description:

Self-direction, also known as personal budgets, self-management, and self-directed care, is an approach to organizing services and supports in which a person controls an individual budget to purchase goods and/or services to reach goals developed in a person-centered plan. Self-determination and person-centeredness are integral to self-direction, and the approach represents an opportunity for health and social care systems to translate these values into action. Worldwide, well over a million people with long-term service and support needs are self-directing, including people with serious mental health conditions, intellectual and developmental disability, physical disability, and older adults. This match will explore similarities and differences in self-direction approaches across nations and populations, with an aim of enhancing participants’ understanding of best practice. We expect that participants will represent a range of stakeholder groups, including people with lived experience, government administrators, providers, and researchers.

   
 Website(s): www.hsri.org
www.appliedselfdirection.com
   

@hsri

   Joint IIDL/IIMHL Match

 2 

Match ID:
862
Adults and Co-Occuring Disorders: Disabilities and Mental Health  
Slots Available
20
 Location: Crystal City, Virginia, USA
   
 Host(s): National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD)
   

 Description:

On May 18, 2018 the Administration for Community Living (ACL) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) joined together to have the first National Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day which spurred conversation about not only Older Adult Mental Health but adults with cooccurring disorders and their mental health concerns across the spectrum of persons with serious illness or disabilities. This match session would bring together thought leaders in aging, mental health, and disabilities space to address access and quality of care for adults with co-occurring disabilities in Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) systems. The roundtable will include federal and state administrators, along with policy and advocacy groups which represent service recipients and caregivers

   
 Website(s): www.nasuad.org
   

@nasuad1

   Joint IIDL/IIMHL Match

 3 

Match ID:
863
Data and Disability: Intersectional Dialogues on Cross-Disability Issues, inclusive but not limited to mental health  
Slots Available
13
 Location: Ottawa, Canada
   
 Host(s): Eviance - Canadian Centre on Disability Studies
   

 Description:

If the lived experiences of persons with disabilities fails to be recognized, essential information about accommodation and inclusion will continue to go unaccounted for in policy-making, budgeting, and planning. According to a recent report completed by the International Disability Alliance (2018), there is an insufficient data being collected and inadequate resources allocated to gathering information about persons with disabilities from persons with a disability. This is a global issue—without sufficient data, persons with disabilities (inclusive of mental health issues) from all around the world will continue to experience marginalization. This match will provide an opportunity for leaders in the international cross-disability sector (inclusive of psychosocial disability) to meet and discuss data and disability issues using an intersectional and human rights lens. Hosted by the CCDS, this match will bring stakeholders together for facilitated discussions about the need to work collaboratively to create systematic grass-roots solutions to data and disability on an international scale.

   
 Website(s): http://www.disabilitystudies.ca
   

 

 

 4 

Match ID:
866
Citizen Advocacy: A community movement of valued citizens providing protection and advocacy, and long-lasting relationships for people with developmental disabilities  
Slots Available
20
 Location: Decatur, Georgia, USA
   
 Host(s): Citizen Advocacy Foundational of The Georgia Advocacy Office
   

 Description:

Citizen Advocacy is a community movement of radical citizens committed to a freely given relationship between a person with a disability and a person without a disability. It is between valued, competent individual citizens and individuals who are socially devalued in our culture, usually because of a physical or mental impairment. Citizen Advocacy recognizes this and brings the person with a developmental disability who is being devalued to the attention of a citizen who will respond to that person's interests and needs through a freely given relationship that lasts a lifetime. Through a circle of trust, volunteer citizen advocates have been addressing the needs and interests of people with developmental disabilities for decades. “There is no safety net that can bear the weight of human indifference. No safety net of laws, rules, regulations, and policies that was any stronger than a single concerned person, standing shoulder to shoulder with another".

   
 Website(s): www.thegao.org
   

 

 

 5 

Match ID:
867
Exploring Progress with Supported Decision-Making  
Slots Available
12
 Location: Washington DC, USA
   
 Host(s): Center for Public Representation and Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities
   

 Description:

Supported Decision-Making (SDM) has been gaining considerable prominence and interest from many quarters, both within the United States of America and internationally. Equally, the number and variety of people practicing SDM continues to grow, as has the number of prominent state, national, and international organizations who have recommended SDM as a less restrictive and beneficial alternative to guardianship. For this reason, the time has come for an IIDL leadership exchange focused on SDM. This leadership exchange will be an opportunity for state, national, and international leaders to share and discuss the various SDM resources and practices that have been developed around the world. As with all leadership exchanges, the focus will be not only on presenting on SDM itself, but on providing an opportunity for many leaders involved in SDM to personally meet, interact, and learn from each other.

   
 Website(s): www.centerforpublicrep.org
www.dcqualitytrust.org
   

 

 

 6 

Match ID:
868
Family Leadership Exchange: The necessity for continuous family leadership revitalization  
Slots Available
19
 Location: Washington DC, USA
   
 Host(s): Inclusion Alberta
   

 Description:

The ongoing social change required across cultures and societies to enable children and adults with disabilities to live meaningful inclusive lives is primarily dependent on continuously revitalized family leadership. As a multi-generational movement there is a pressing need to attract new potential family leaders and develop their capacity to contribute to collective family leadership. There is also increasing interest in learning how self-advocates and the family movement can forge a more cohesive partnership. This Exchange will build upon IIDL’s previous Family Leadership Exchange and will also include family and allied leaders from Inclusion International’s family leadership initiative. The focus will be to learn from and improve upon existing and proven family leadership initiatives that incorporate continuous renewal coupled with collective action. Given the essential role of values-based family leadership this exchange will foster and support international collaboration in scaling up initiatives for multi-generational family leadership development.

   
 Website(s): www.inclusionalberta.org
   

@InclusionAB

   Also open to IIMHL Attendees

 7 

Match ID:
869
Improving Access to the Good Things of Life for People with Impairments Through the Successful Implementation of Social Role Valorization and Related Practices (SRV Exchange)  
Slots Available
13
 Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
   
 Host(s): SRV Implementation Project and the Keystone Institute
   

 Description:

For four decades, the theory of Social Role Valorization (SRV) has inspired and guided positive changes in supports to children and adults with significant impairments in many countries, including Australia, Canada, Britain, India, Ireland, Japan, Moldova, New Zealand, and the United States. Rooted in an understanding of vulnerability and societal devaluation, SRV focuses on the power of societally valued roles to open the door to the good things of life which most people expect and desire. What is not well known are many of the significantly beneficial examples of how SRV has been applied in people’s lives by services, families and ordinary citizens within communities. SRV builds upon key strategies such as image and competency enhancement, a developmental growth mindset, and aiming for what is culturally valued. Families as well as support organizations have used SRV-based efforts to bring about positive and lasting change in the lives of individuals and families, as well as to contribute to the ongoing work of transforming society towards greater integration. This match will provide an opportunity for visitors to learn from practitioners who have successfully used SRV in a variety of ways, life domains and countries. The emphasis will be on the practical application of SRV thinking.

   
 Website(s): srvip.org
   

@srvtraining

 

 8 

Match ID:
870
Methods of Preparing the Next Wave of Leaders in Disability (Leadership Development)  
Slots Available
15
 Location: Washington DC, USA
   
 Host(s):  
   

 Description:

The growth in the number and proportion of older adults is unprecedented in the history of the US and countries around the world such as Canada, England, Ireland, Australia and Japan. The massive change taking place with this demographic has been impacting multiple industries and will continue to do so as countries struggle to replace retirees with new talent. This begs the question - how have societies prepared, supported, and empowered new and emerging leaders of all ages to continue to promote positive changes in diverse settings and contexts while also ensuring that people from marginalized groups are included. The purpose of this learning exchange is to identify and exchange information and insights about effective leadership and examine the various Leadership training/programs that exist for advocates, parents, siblings, professionals (pre and post), and direct service professionals in the US (as well as internationally) including their histories, philosophies, methodologies, scope, source of funding, long-term impact and curricula.

   
 Website(s):  
   

 

   Also open to IIMHL Attendees

 9 

Match ID:
871
Understanding The Role, Contribution and Impacts of the US Protection and Advocacy System  
Slots Available
10
 Location: Washington DC, USA
   
 Host(s): National Disability Rights Network
   

 Description:

The U.S. Protection and Advocacy (P&A) system has been instrumental in providing persons with disabilities, especially individuals with mental health and developmental disabilities, with legal advocacy services to ensure the protection of their rights, the ability to live in the community, access to critical health and supported services, and to hold systems and services for persons with disabilities accountable. The U.S. Congress established this unique system in 1975 and has expanded the system significantly ever since. The P&A system is comprised of nine programs funded by the U.S. government (see https://www.ndrn.org/en/about/paacap-network.html). P&A programs are overseen by U.S. government agencies, but operated by an independent P&A entity located in every U.S. state, territory, and for a consortium of Native American tribes. Collectively, the system is the largest provider of legal services to persons with disabilities in the U.S., covering a range of issues including access to services within the community, protection against abuse and neglect, discrimination based on disability, and inaccessible locations and programs. The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) is the membership association, and training and technical assistance provider for the P&A system. This match will discuss how NDRN and the P&As educate policy makers, report on abuse and neglect, and use various advocacy techniques to ensure the rights and protection of people with disabilities in the United States.

   
 Website(s): https://www.ndrn.org/index.php
   

 

 

 10 

Match ID:
872
When the Path you Choose is Different from Traditional Services  
Slots Available
3
 Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
   
 Host(s): Windsor Essex Brokerage for Personal Supports (WEBPS)
   

 Description:

Families and supporters will meet with families who have helped their sons, daughters, brothers or sisters to move from the family home into their own place in our community. Participants will meet with individuals in their own homes. Some of the individuals may have very complex support challenges and where they live and how they are supported has been very personalized. We are planning an intimate look at how Brokerage, Windsor – Essex Family Network, Community Living Windsor (a local direct service provider) have either facilitated or supported these citizen-focused actions. We will explore the partnerships that have evolved over the past 20 years with unencumbered, independent facilitators, family networks, local direct service providers and other agencies, municipalities and others. We will demonstrate how the partnership with provincial government officials, who are the funders of the individualized supports and the direct service providers and agencies who have helped the families and individuals to receive the funding and be accountable for it.

   
 Website(s): http://www.webps.ca/
   

 

 

 11 

Match ID:
873
Exploring Leadership Directions for Employment  
Slots Available
19
 Location: Washington DC, USA
   
 Host(s): TASH, Inc.
   

 Description:

This leadership exchange will focus on evidenced based and promising practices in promoting employment for individuals with significant disabilities. Supported and customized employment have emerged as two key approaches for access to competitive integrated employment. Visitors will explore the intersection of policy and organizational development from the viewpoint of employment providers, employers, self-advocates, and government officials. Key concepts explored will include innovation around the use of technology, agency transformation, workforce development, and self-employment. Visitors will also be invited to share their respective experiences with regard to promoting economic equity and social inclusion. Desired outcomes from this exchange include greater understanding of the employment potential of all individuals with disabilities; the identification of best and emerging practices for promoting employment, and the identification of replicable strategies for addressing systemic and individual barriers to employment.

   
 Website(s): www.tash.org
   

@TASHtweet