How DSPs and Organizations Can Use Social Media to Connect, Communicate, and Network Regardless of Ability/Disability   Ju...
Topics: <ul><li>Why Social Media? </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of Consumer Social Media Use </li></ul><ul><li>Addressing Con...
Why Should DSPs and Organizations Embrace Social Media? January 2010:  Twitter had 75 million user accounts, averaged 27 m...
Why Should DSPs and Organizations Embrace Social Media? According to a recent Wireless RERC (Rehabilitation Engineering Re...
Why Should DSPs and Organizations Embrace Social Media?
a.  I miss my mom very muchhhhhhhhh b.  megan fox's birthday is one day after mine!! pretty awesome c.  go yankees knock t...
Consumer  Social Media  Use At Imagine!
Consumer  Social Media  Use At Imagine!
Consumer  Social Media  Use At Imagine!
Consumer  Social Media  Use At Imagine!
Consumer  Social Media  Use At Imagine!
Addressing Concerns <ul><ul><li>Using Social Media will make our employees less productive – they’ll spend all day talking...
Addressing Concerns <ul><ul><ul><li>b. What about consumer privacy? How do we protect that? </li></ul></ul></ul>
Addressing Concerns <ul><ul><ul><li>c. What about consumer internet access?  </li></ul></ul></ul>
Do’s and Don’ts Do  . . . incorporate Social Media as part of an overall goal.  Don’t  . . . force it or keep it separate ...
Do’s and Don’ts Do  . . . allow consumers to be authentic. Don’t  . . . turn the consumer’s Social Media outlet into your ...
Do’s and Don’ts Do  . . . take necessary safety precautions. Don’t  . . . let safety concerns get in the way of true commu...
Do’s and Don’ts Do  . . . follow all applicable rules and regulations. Don’t  . . . act without knowing what rules and reg...
Do’s and Don’ts Do  . . . Have fun!
Questions? Contact: Fred Hobbs [email_address] 720-274-2249
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How Direct Care Professionals Can Use Social Media to Connect, Communicate, and Network Regardless of Ability/Disability

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Social Media offers individuals with developmental disabilities opportunities to engage in community without barriers and without judgment. Direct Care Professionals can use these tools to enhance the services they are already providing.

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  • More than 1100 people with disabilities responded to the survey. The age range was 18-91, with the average age 52. The survey sample included people with all types of disabilities, including sensory, physical, and cognitive disabilities.
  • How Direct Care Professionals Can Use Social Media to Connect, Communicate, and Network Regardless of Ability/Disability

    1. 1. How DSPs and Organizations Can Use Social Media to Connect, Communicate, and Network Regardless of Ability/Disability June 6, 2011
    2. 2. Topics: <ul><li>Why Social Media? </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of Consumer Social Media Use </li></ul><ul><li>Addressing Concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Do’s and Don’ts </li></ul>
    3. 3. Why Should DSPs and Organizations Embrace Social Media? January 2010: Twitter had 75 million user accounts, averaged 27 million Tweets per day March 2011: Twitter had 175 million user accounts, averaged 95 million Tweets per day January 2010: Facebook had 350 million active users March 2011: Facebook had 640 million active users (half of which login daily) Source: Econsultancy
    4. 4. Why Should DSPs and Organizations Embrace Social Media? According to a recent Wireless RERC (Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center) survey, 63% of people with disabilities use social media Source: Wireless RERC
    5. 5. Why Should DSPs and Organizations Embrace Social Media?
    6. 6. a. I miss my mom very muchhhhhhhhh b. megan fox's birthday is one day after mine!! pretty awesome c. go yankees knock the dogsox down!! d. we should have like a robot that brings food haha :D Why Should DSPs and Organizations Embrace Social Media?
    7. 7. Consumer Social Media Use At Imagine!
    8. 8. Consumer Social Media Use At Imagine!
    9. 9. Consumer Social Media Use At Imagine!
    10. 10. Consumer Social Media Use At Imagine!
    11. 11. Consumer Social Media Use At Imagine!
    12. 12. Addressing Concerns <ul><ul><li>Using Social Media will make our employees less productive – they’ll spend all day talking to their friends! </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Addressing Concerns <ul><ul><ul><li>b. What about consumer privacy? How do we protect that? </li></ul></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Addressing Concerns <ul><ul><ul><li>c. What about consumer internet access? </li></ul></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Do’s and Don’ts Do . . . incorporate Social Media as part of an overall goal. Don’t . . . force it or keep it separate from other aspects of the consumer’s Individual Plan.
    16. 16. Do’s and Don’ts Do . . . allow consumers to be authentic. Don’t . . . turn the consumer’s Social Media outlet into your personal mouthpiece.
    17. 17. Do’s and Don’ts Do . . . take necessary safety precautions. Don’t . . . let safety concerns get in the way of true community interaction.
    18. 18. Do’s and Don’ts Do . . . follow all applicable rules and regulations. Don’t . . . act without knowing what rules and regulations are.
    19. 19. Do’s and Don’ts Do . . . Have fun!
    20. 20. Questions? Contact: Fred Hobbs [email_address] 720-274-2249

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