by Cindy Giacomini
Some people with development disabilities have a hard time expressing their hopes, dreams and desires for their lives. They depend on other people to answer for them or to decide what they need to work on. The support staff generally lacks the ability to help the person identify true goals and depends primarily on standard goals. The staff has areas that they need to “fill” so they put “activities” in place and call them goals, such as “work on reading skills”. The goals have no real “end” or completion and therefore no real accomplishment.
Below are tools to use to solve the above identified problem.
Recommended Model: Coaching Model for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
Recommended Research paper: “Helping People with Developmental Disabilities Live their Authentic Life”
Master Life Coach for Adults with Disabilities, UCI