The resources below are intended to help individuals and families identify and strengthen their networks of informal support. This toolkit is intended as a point of reference and is not an exhaustive list of resources that support community connection.
A number of community members assisted in identifying resources for this purpose – if you are aware additional resources that help people build informal support, please contact Evan Henspeter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Introduction to Person-Centered: Developed by the Minnesota Disability Linkage Line (DLL). Describes person-centered thinking in plain language.
- Listen to Me, Person-Centered Planning Workbook: Developed by USARC/PACE and Allen, Shea & Associates in collaboration with Michael Smull, Steve Sweet, Claudia Bolton and Pam Lopez Greene. Includes resources and activities to help people move toward the life they want to lead.
- Friends Workbook: Developed by the Institute on Community Integration at the University of Minnesota. Contains activities and worksheets to support growing friendships and community connections.
- Self-Directed Discovery Webinar: Training developed by Griffin-Hammis Associates, LLC about how individuals can lead their own discovery process to find competitive employment.
These resources are intended to provide users with a point of reference and are not an endorsement by Dakota County.