Self-Direction Virtual Conference Series
Self-Direction Worldwide: What Can We Learn From Each Other?
How is self-direction defined and implemented in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries? During this session, Lynn Breedlove will discuss how self-direction is working around the world including how other countries perceive the underlying values of self-direction and their impetus for creating self-direction programs. The session will examine the supports available in other countries to help people be successful in self-direction and discuss whether any of these support strategies would be “value-added” for self-direction in the U.S. The session will also look at the threats and obstacles to self-direction that people are facing around the world, and how we could unify our efforts to overcome them.
Wednesday, May 5th from 3-4 PM (EST).
Registration is free but limited to the first 500 registrants. You can register here.
Lynn Breedlove was the Executive Director of Disability Rights Wisconsin (Wisconsin’s statewide protection and advocacy agency) from 1980 to 2011. During that time he was involved in the planning and design of IRIS (Wisconsin’s Medicaid Waiver Self-Direction Program), which serves over 22,000 people.
Lynn is a former President of the National Disability Rights Network and is currently the Co-Chair of the Wisconsin Long-Term Care Coalition. He has been involved in training, speaking, and writing about self-direction for several years.