Webinar: How We Got to Great: How VT’s Inclusive Practices Made Us An International Leader in DS
Friday, Oct 11, 2019
12:00pm – 1:00pm
The goal of this webinar is to educate participants about the history and values behind the way we provide developmental services in Vermont. The intended audience includes professionals who work with Vermonters with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well stakeholders in related fields such as medicine, mental health, education, and state government.
- To develop an awareness of service models in the United States from the 1960’s to present day.
- To develop an awareness of the civil rights movement as applied to people with developmental disabilities.
- To develop a familiarity of the characteristics that are associated with institutional thinking.
- To develop an awareness of the importance of an ongoing civil rights orientation to the evolving community based service system.
Bill Ashe has worked with people with developmental disabilities in direct service and administrative roles since 1970, including direct experience in institutional and community based settings. Bill began his career in Massachusetts, returning to Vermont in 1980 as a program director for Washington County Mental Health. In 1992 Bill became the Executive Director of Upper Valley Services, a position he continues to hold. Bill earned a Doctorate of Education from the University of Vermont in 1992.
Continuing Education Credits Approved for Allied Mental Health Practitioners, Social Workers, Behavior Analysts, and Psychologist-Examiners.
Immediately after registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for accessing the webinar via Zoom. Please search your junk mail if it does not appear, and then contact [email protected] if you do not receive this confirmation email.
This webinar is made possible by a grant through Vermont Care Network/Vermont Care Partners from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Grant Number: DO6RH27764. Contents are solely the responsibility of Vermont Care Partners and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Health Resources and Services Administration or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.