Building a Great Life Resources

 

Building a Great Life Webinar Series 2021 Calendar of Webinar Topics

 

Understanding Benefits, Financial Responsibility, and ABLE Accounts:

https://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/ 

Financial Empowerment | National Disability Institute

FDIC: Money Smart for Young People

Debunking the Three BIGGEST Myths about Disability Benefits and Work – Ticket to Work – Social Security (ssa.gov)

Benefits Counseling and the Path to Employment – Ticket to Work – Social Security (ssa.gov)

Social Security Online – The Red Book – A Guide to Work Incentives (ssa.gov)

Home – ABLE National Resource Center (ablenrc.org)

ABLE Accounts for Individuals with Disabilities | ABLEnow (able-now.com)

 

Building a Livable Community through Friendships, Relationships, and Belonging:

Circles of Support diagram with directions (credit to Beth Mount)

John McKnight’s An Associational Map (used with author’s permission)

Actions That Build Community (used with author John O’Brien’s permission)

Professor John McKnight: Community Building

 

The Richness of Living a Life that Includes Risk – February 11, 2021Watch Recording

Overview of the Lifecourse Framework:

https://www.lifecoursetools.com/lifecourse-library/lifecourse-framework/

 

Specific tools for families to use when exploring, planning and problem-solving when thinking about family member:

https://www.lifecoursetools.com/lifecourse-library/foundational-tools/family-perspective/

 

Specific tools for a person to explore or plan their Good Life:

https://www.lifecoursetools.com/lifecourse-library/foundational-tools/person-centered/

 

Life Experience Guides organized by different life stages:

https://www.lifecoursetools.com/lifecourse-library/exploring-the-life-stages/

 

https://cptv.org/buildingagreatlife/

Building A Great Life examines the case for closing Connecticut’s state institutions that  provide congregate residential care for persons with  intellectual and developmental disabilities, many with  complex needs who receive a high level of state care and  support. Could cost savings realized by closing the Southbury Training School and three regional centers be  significant enough to ensure help for the two-thousand  Connecticut families on a Department of Developmental  Services waiting list for state supports? The one hour  documentary explores how the notion of closing state  institutions in favor of community living for persons with  intellectual disabilities is both a moral and fiscal  debate.