It's My History Too! Facilitator's Guide (2013)

My History, Our Future - A self-advocacy training program for youth and adults with disabilities & ally training program for their supporters

This facilitation guide is part of a video-based training program created for youth and adults with developmental disabilities to learn how to be self-advocates, and for their allies to learn how to best support self-advocacy. Allies are support workers, relatives, friends, or other members of an individual’s support network who help facilitate self-advocacy.

The program, presented in plain language, teaches participants about the history of Alberta’s disability community and the important work of key advocates. Its goal is to help enhance the skills and abilities of persons with disabilities to develop their individual service or education plans.

The program is divided into two streams: the self-advocacy training program, which teaches self-advocacy knowledge and skills; and the ally training program, which provides tips for supporting self-advocacy.

Nineteen of the 27 units in this facilitator’s guide are designed for self-advocates, while the rest are aimed at the allies of self-advocates.

The program was developed by Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research (Vecova) in Calgary, Alberta. Formerly called the Vocational and Rehabilitation Research Institute (VRRI), Vecova helps both people with disabilities and the community at large. For more information, please click here: http://vecova.ca/.

Get resource
Added: 
2013-10-17
APA citation
Annaléa Sordi and Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research (Vecova). It's My History Too! Facilitator's Guide 2013. Web. 20 Jan. 2021 <http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/vecova/my_history_too/facilitator_guide/facilitator_guide.pdf>
Annaléa Sordi & Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research (Vecova) (2013). It's My History Too! Facilitator's Guide. Retrieved January 20, 2021, from http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/vecova/my_history_too/facilitator_guide/facilitator_guide.pdf
© 2021 Copian Library