Through independent facilitation, we walk alongside people with developmental disabilities and those they trust to inspire them to think about what they want and to take action as citizens in their neighbourhoods and communities.
Contributions, Citizenship, and Freedom for People with Developmental Disabilities.
At Windsor Essex Brokerage for Personal Supports, we believe that:
Community is the first resource so that people see the community as a place to start in becoming participating, valued, contributing citizens.
The expertise of people with disabilities and their families, friends, and allies is acknowledged so that people with disabilities and their families, friends, and allies define what they want and what works best for them.
People have control over their lives so that people are able to choose what “a good life” means to them and have control over their information, funding, and support that moves with them and enables them to live that life.
Community solutions are innovative and creative so that, like the rest of us, people with disabilities can forge their own path in the community rather than being ‘plugged into’ what already exists.
Separating the functions in a transformed system is promoted. Individualized support dollars and the separation of the functions of Independent Facilitation and planning, service delivery, and autonomous groups (People First, Family Network) are essential to people having control of their lives.