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.