Wondering What The Arcadia Institute Does?

The blog this week was written by Dr. Allison Hammond, Executive Director of The Arcadia Institute. Activities of The Arcadia Institute:

Community Brokering is a process, really a journey, not a program. Through Community Brokering we help people with disabilities to

· identify their communities, · discover their dreams, · understand their life story, and · plan for their future in the community.

During the futures planning meeting, there are two processes used: MAP (Making Action Plans) or PATH (Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope).

A Facilitator who guides the meeting and a Recorder who draws the MAP or PATH.

See the video on Youtube – The Arcadia Institute Community Brokering at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btx0zviydi8

Connect Kalamazoo is a network of organization committed to Kalamazoo being a place where everyone belongs that is facilitated by The Arcadia Institute. Connect Kalamazoo meets monthly and conducts an annual Building a Community of Belonging Forum.

Educational Workshops are available to any individual or organization who is committed to people with disabilities participating in, volunteering for or working for them.

For more information visit our website at www.thearcadiainstitute.org or contact Allison Hammond at 269-254-8224 or ahammond@thearcadiainstitute.org