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  1. It’s All About My Child Important Things to Know about _______ Workbook

  2. Partnership for People with Disabilities Virginia Commonwealth University October 2009 For more information, contact Eileen Hammar eghammar@vcu.edu or (804) 827-0202

  3. Things that people like and admireabout my child

  4. Some of my dreams for my child are: • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • …

  5. Things that areimportant tomy child are: • … • … • ... • … • … • … • … • …

  6. Things that areimportant formy child are: • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • …

  7. My child’sfriendsandrelationships family community- church, mosque, synagogue, neighbors, local shops home and other paid supporters, day services friends and non paid relationships

  8. Characteristics of people who best support my child are: • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • …

  9. What people who support my childneed to know: • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • …

  10. Here are some examples of how my child communicates

  11. Putting It All Together Things People like and Admire    Photo Hopes and Dreams    Important to Important for Characteristics of People Who Best Support My Child   

  12. It’s All About Kit • WHAT PEOPLE LIKE AND ADMIRE ABOUT KIT • Enthusiasm; he is a doer • Great sense of humor • Sets goals and pursues them • Kind and forgiving • Lots of energy – for the things he likes • Good looking • Good to his friends • KIT”S HOPES AND WISHES • to be an actor • to work in a restaurant • to live independent of his mom • to have a girlfriend and get • married • to go away to college • to continue to have lots of • friends • to work for Young Life • Capernum • WORKING NOT WORKING •  Work along • side until he • learns a new • skill, routine, • etc. •  Provide verbal • prompts •  Provide • written • reminders, he • loves lists • IMPORTANT • TO FOR • Music & dance • Sports – • observing and • participating • Food • Play Station • His friends – • Justin, Matt, • the Craymers, • girls, bowling • buddies, and • S.O. friends • His routine • at his own pace • His Capernum • group • His bowling • night • Kings Dominion • Staying focused • Eating healthy • Getting exercise • Staying connected • to family and friends • Learning to speak up • for himself • Taking more • responsibility • for himself and his • actions • Trying to • rush him • Changing • gears too • quickly, • he needs to • be warned of • an upcoming • transition • Treating him • as anything • other than an • adult

  13. The Partnership for People with Disabilities is a university center for excellence in developmental disabilities at Virginia Commonwealth University. VCU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or disability. If alternative formats of this document are needed, please contact the Partnership for People with Disabilities at 804/827-0202 or 800/828-1120 (TDD Relay).