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SSG Online Parent Conference Series 2020: Person Directed Lives
June 3, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
Session 1: Person Directed Lives: A Shared Vision for the Future – Kim Champney
“Alaskans share a vision … in which each person directs their own supports …” What does this really mean and how can this apply to children and adults of all abilities? Parents and allies will have an opportunity to dig deeply into the meaning of the Shared Vision that is redefining the roles and expectations for people with disabilities. How do we prepare and support our family members and each other to fully embrace the opportunities this movement provides? During this session, connect with self-advocates, be inspired, and walk away with new ideas and resources.
BIO: Kim Champney has more than 20 years in the field of developmental disabilities in a variety of roles: social worker, care coordinator, frontline supervisor, program director and now consultant. Her most formative experience comes from individuals and families she has had the privilege to serve and support – it is their stories that inform her work with current change efforts. Kim has a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is past president of the Alaska Association on Developmental Disabilities, graduate of the National Leadership Institute on Developmental Disabilities, former adjunct instructor with the University of Alaska Anchorage, and past participant on SDS’s Inclusive Community Choices Council and the Center for Human Development’s Community Advisory Council.