Manitoba is dedicated to the full inclusion in the community of persons of all ages who live with an intellectual disability.
Supporting families in Manitoba to plan for an enriched quality of life for their family member with an intellectual disability.
The Vision of People First is of a movement of people who want all citizens to live equally in the community. To avoid using labels when they talk about the many different members of People First, they will use the term people who have been labelled.
In this program students develop the knowledge, skills, and values required to support, facilitate, care for, and enhance the development of children and adults with disabilities in a variety of community settings.
Abilities Manitoba, a network of agencies, exists to foster excellence in services for people with intellectual disabilities.
The Canadian Association for Community Living is a family-based association assisting people with intellectual disabilities and their families to lead the way in advancing inclusion in their own lives and in their communities.
CCD is a national human rights organization of people with disabilities working for an inclusive and accessible Canada.
Youtube trailer of the People First / NFB documentary The Freedom Tour: Get a glimpse of The Freedom Tour, a 53-minute documentary by and about people who have survived Canadian institutions for people labelled with an intellectual disability.
Consultant David Pitonyak focuses on imagination for people with disabilities who exhibit what is called “difficult behaviour.” David Pitonyak says: “difficult behaviours result from unmet needs. The storyline that is floating around about the person is a major part of the problem. What’s needed is a new story.”
John O’Brien’s Five Essential Service Accomplishments were aimed at focusing and guiding service staff in their work. O’Brien’s also writes about inclusion, and is a pioneer of person-centered planning. He bases his thinking on the principles of community integration, Social Role Valorisation, and normalisation.
This blog by Harry Wolbert is dedicated to the deinstitutionalization of persons with disabilities.
Contributing bloggers post news items about developmental disabilities in the (mostly American) news.
TRN: Resources for the community inclusion of people with disabilities. (A newsletter that provides information about integration and sheltered workshops.