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Rethinking Respite to Create Meaningful Lives in the Community (Webinar)
Topic/Sujet Respite
Certificate/Certificat No
Level/Niveau Introductory
Format On-Line
Session Open
Course Dates/Dates du cours Click here/Cliquez ici


Many positive changes have occurred in recent years regarding attitudes towards respite supports for individuals with disAbility. Today, we realize that respite support should not only benefit the family, but also the individual. This philosophical shift helps us to shrug off the cloak of custodial care and paternalistic practices and it emphasises the strengths and gifts of individuals with various abilities. We think respite should be a change in quality of life, a human right and an important part of a healthy life-style for all family members. Respite support has been shifting to include a break for the family and also meaningful activities for the individual. When we focus on providing opportunities for choice for how individuals spend their time and experience the world, we are providing person-directed support and contributing to a “meaningful life”.

Outcomes/Objectifs d'apprentissage

In this webinar, Dr. Paula Hutchinson will focus on:

• Critiquing old assumptions and exploring new ways of thinking about a respite support relationship
• Identifying the fundamentals of person-directed support, and
• Strategies for creating a positive respite relationship that is built upon mutual trust.

This training will prompt positive discussions with support providers, caregivers, and family members to better understand how to encourage individuals and their families to create meaning in their life through respite.


Non-member fee/Frais des non membres $22.60
Member fee/Frais des membres $16.95

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