How is self-direction defined and implemented in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries? During this session, Lynn Breedlove discussed 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 examined 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 also looked 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.
The slides and discuss paper are available under File(s) and the recording is available here.