October 27, 2017

Two New Workshops for Disability Professionals

For Disability Professionals:

Join Quality Trust for two informative professional development sessions:

The first workshop, on Wednesday, November 1, with Pathways to Community Integration and Connection from 1:30 – 3:00pm. In this educational session attendees will learn how to assist people to be active participants in the community based on their personal preferences and individual interests. As disability professionals know, finding a place to start making the connections that will sustain participation and meaningful engagement over time is not an easy or quick task. In this workshop participants will explore definitions of community, test out tools for exploring community and expanding inclusion and discuss how to overcome potential barriers to community inclusion.

The second workshop, The Basics of Supported Decision-Making from 3:30 – 5:00pm, focuses on Supported Decision-Making which is now recognized as the key to assisting people to achieve self-determination in their lives. This educational session will support professionals to gain a deeper knowledge of Supported Decision-Making, why it is important, and how it can be effective in your organization and with the people you support. Participants will learn the essential components of Supported Decision-Making, best practices and specific examples of how Supported Decision-Making works, and discuss how to overcome potential barriers to implementing Supported Decision-Making for people they support.


Pre-registration is required, as workshop size is limited. Each session lasts 1.5 hours and will be held at Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities offices located at 4301 Connecticut Ave, NW, Suite 310, Washington, DC 20008. Cost is $35 per session or $60 for both sessions.  A certificate of participation will be provided. Additional sessions addressing these and other topics will be scheduled in 2018

If you have questions or would like to register, please contact Phyllis Holton at pholton@dcqualitytrust.org or call 202-448-1458 for more information.

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