On August 17th and 19th, six Easterseals TN members and fourteen Easterseals TN staff participated in the first ever virtual program entitled the Power in Me.
This new program is part of the TN Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDDS) CQL accreditation. Curriculum for the program consists of discussion on member Rights and Responsibilities, Person Centered Tools and how a Circle of Support is successfully implemented. Due to social distancing directives, Self Advocating Mentor, Shay Erving, from the DIDDS West Region, virtually taught "Rights and Responsibilities" to the Easterseals TN audience during this dynamic two day meeting. Based on their interaction, the new method of learning was a success. Each member appeared to be captivated with virtual learning.
Our members experienced new technology and how it can connect individuals to others for both educational and social purposes. The guidance and delivery from the Easterseals TN Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) is greatly appreciated and our members are anticipating the next virtual discussion. Easterseals TN is proud to have served as a pilot for this new virtual learning initiative!
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