CHANGE<br />Risk<br />Learn<br />Expect To Fail<br />Expect To Succeed<br />
Social Services<br />Social Change<br />Not about fixing people with<br />intellectual disabilities<br />Exclusion is ever...
The small picture andthe big picture: why developing relationships (social capital) withthe community  isimportant from th...
We don’t want to be the one star in your sky!<br />
We want you to have a whole universe of stars!<br />
Social Services<br />Social Change<br />A Transformative Journey<br />Decisions	= Paid Staff and/or Family<br />Education	...
A merger<br />of equals!<br />Not pity<br />Not charity<br />Not paid<br />
Making a One-On-One Connection Changes TWO Lives, Not One!<br />
“Ottawa's Race Weekend (May 28th - 29th) is a popular event <br />each year (http://www.ncm.ca/). Andrea and I are interes...
The best insurance for the<br />future is a robust network<br />
Ryan Nevitt<br />A<br />Short<br />Story<br />Of<br />My<br />Life<br />Today<br />
How our Community Connections are Expanding!<br />If you invite them (properly) they will come!<br />
Waiting List Statistics in Ontario (2011)<br /> <br />Waiting lists for services that support people with intellectual dis...
<ul><li> Guilty of</li></ul>      a crime<br />Still Going Strong?!<br />Guilty of a<br />disability     <br />Some Are S...
Is a comparison to prison unfair? There is a lot<br />about life in the systems world of developmental<br />services that ...
Caroline’s<br />New Life<br />Beautifully<br />Messy<br />
The movement for inclusive<br />communities will never be<br />successful until people with <br />intellectual disabilitie...
THANK YOU<br />keenan@liveworkplay.ca<br />613-683-8007<br />?<br />
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April 19, 2011: Presentation to "Walking In My Shoes" - Social Services to Social Change by Keenan Wellar, Co-Leader, LiveWorkPlay.ca

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LiveWorkPlay is an Ottawa-based charity formed in 1995 to support the full citizenship of people with intellectual disabilities. The organization directly supports 70 individuals between the ages of 14 and 50 and works closely with family members, more than 100 volunteers, and partners in government, business, and the non-profit sector. LiveWorkPlay practices are strongly influenced by a core belief in community-based solutions as the path to citizenship and inclusion.

In recent years the organization has made significant adjustments in service delivery, utilizing a variety of resources including funding from the developmental services system to support community-based solutions (homes, jobs, and relationships). LiveWorkPlay is also committed to self-advocacy and self-determination for people with intellectual disabilities as outlined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and supports the development and growth of independent movements such as People First.

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  • April 19, 2011: Presentation to "Walking In My Shoes" - Social Services to Social Change by Keenan Wellar, Co-Leader, LiveWorkPlay.ca

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    2. 2. CHANGE<br />Risk<br />Learn<br />Expect To Fail<br />Expect To Succeed<br />
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    5. 5. Social Services<br />Social Change<br />Not about fixing people with<br />intellectual disabilities<br />Exclusion is everyone’s issue<br />we must all work to change it<br />Our motivation to transform from social services to social change through citizen engagement, social capital, and community capacity: putting<br />the social in our services! <br />(Or, creating developments in developmental services!)<br />
    6. 6. The small picture andthe big picture: why developing relationships (social capital) withthe community isimportant from themicro and macro perspective!People | Systems(see Al Condeluci)<br />
    7. 7. We don’t want to be the one star in your sky!<br />
    8. 8. We want you to have a whole universe of stars!<br />
    9. 9. Social Services<br />Social Change<br />A Transformative Journey<br />Decisions = Paid Staff and/or Family<br />Education = Day Program/Special Ed<br />Recreation = Segregated Program<br />Employment = Sheltered Workshop<br />Home = Institutional Setting<br />Relationships = Paid Staff and/or Family<br />TRANSFORMATION<br />Decisions = Self-Directed<br />Education = Learning In Community<br />Recreation = Playing In Community<br />Employment = Authentic Work/Volunteerism<br />Home = House or Apartment<br />Relationships = Family, Friends, Lover, Neighbours<br /> Unpaid Support, Paid Support<br />
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    12. 12. A merger<br />of equals!<br />Not pity<br />Not charity<br />Not paid<br />
    13. 13. Making a One-On-One Connection Changes TWO Lives, Not One!<br />
    14. 14. “Ottawa's Race Weekend (May 28th - 29th) is a popular event <br />each year (http://www.ncm.ca/). Andrea and I are interested in<br />training with a team of LiveWorkPlay members to participate in this fun<br />event - either by walking or jogging the 2K, 5K, 10K, or half marathon.”<br />
    15. 15. The best insurance for the<br />future is a robust network<br />
    16. 16. Ryan Nevitt<br />A<br />Short<br />Story<br />Of<br />My<br />Life<br />Today<br />
    17. 17. How our Community Connections are Expanding!<br />If you invite them (properly) they will come!<br />
    18. 18.
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    20. 20. Waiting List Statistics in Ontario (2011)<br /> <br />Waiting lists for services that support people with intellectual disabilities are plaguing communities all across the province. <br /> <br />In Ontario nearly 23,000 people are on waiting lists. Many years of insufficient fundingof the developmental services has left many children and adults who have an intellectual disability waiting. <br />Here’s the breakdown: <br />- More than 12,000 people are waiting for support to live in a decent home. <br /> <br />- 7,000 families on a waiting list for Special Services at Home (SSAH). The current funding results in an average allocation to families of only $4,200 a year. That translates into $350 per month or about 8 hours of support a week. <br /> <br />- 4,000 people on a waiting list for Passport funding. This funding is vital to assist those who need support to overcome isolation and be involved in their community. <br /> <br />In a random sampling of ridings across Ontario, over 1,450 parents over the age of 70 are still providing primary care to their adult child or family member. <br />
    21. 21. <ul><li> Guilty of</li></ul> a crime<br />Still Going Strong?!<br />Guilty of a<br />disability  <br />Some Are Speaking Up!<br />
    22. 22. Is a comparison to prison unfair? There is a lot<br />about life in the systems world of developmental<br />services that strongly resembles prison.<br />
    23. 23. Caroline’s<br />New Life<br />Beautifully<br />Messy<br />
    24. 24. The movement for inclusive<br />communities will never be<br />successful until people with <br />intellectual disabilities find<br />their voice and others<br />respect their citizenship<br />Most developmental services<br />agencies say they support<br />inclusion but they do little<br />to support the leadership<br />of self-advocates<br />
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    26. 26. THANK YOU<br />keenan@liveworkplay.ca<br />613-683-8007<br />?<br />

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