Peer Support Specialist Living in Community
Imagine Art, Inc.
4926 East Cesar Chavez, Unit C
Austin, Texas 78702
March 1, 2018 – February 28, 2022
The goal of this project is to help individuals with developmental disabilities create person-centered plans so that they can become more independent. The goals will be achieved through a curriculum that is art-based which will allow each person to express the ability to produce tangible expressions through mini-books, works of arts, songs and drama. The end result of the curriculum-based training will be: transformation through creative personal story-telling using the arts (understanding of self); awareness of best practices for independent living; knowledge of long-term care options, waivers and other government systems that serve people with DD; and, engagement in current activities that support systems redesign of HCBS and other long-term care systems.
State Plan Goal
Goal 3: Increase the access that individuals with developmental disabilities and families of individuals with developmental disabilities have to information, training, and support to advocate for themselves and/or to collaborate with allies to impact public policy, service systems, and community supports.
Objective 3.4: Support self-advocates and family members to participate in cross-disability, culturally diverse leadership coalitions each year by 9/30/2021.
Area of Emphasis
Cross Cutting / Leadership Development and Advocacy Skills Training