Independent Facilitation:
Supporting Arthur in Transforming His Life

Getting Started

Independent Facilitation is a relationship that can facilitate change, and customize support, for people with developmental disabilities and their families. This video features Marlyn Shervill, Brian Tardif, John Lord, David Devidi, and Judith McGill as they explore what makes it possible to offer this kind of support to people with developmental disabilities and their families in communities across Ontario.

Life’s A Journey

Independent Facilitation involves supporting people with disabilities, and those who love them, in building and sustaining desirable futures. It requires a focus on listening and discovering; gathering a supportive network; connecting to people, places, and activities in the community; and accessing and managing resources that can support life in the community as citizen, worker, volunteer, neighbour, and friend. Windsor Essex Brokerage for Personal Supports has been engaged in “the work of independent facilitation” for 16 years

Values Of Inclusion

Heather Simmons, from Perth Australia (via Scotland) delivers short punchy talk about the Values of Inclusion in 11 minutes. A brilliant short talk for staff – and basically anyone who is breathing about the value of human life!!

Hardwired For Belonging

David Pitonyak reflects on the “social brain”, being “hardwired for belonging” and the implications of loneliness and disconnection for people with disabilities.