TMG Connects with National Self-Determination Leader Dr. Kevin Mahoney
By: Patti Becker, Community Network Specialist
Kevin Mahoney, PhD, founding Director of the National Resource Center for Participant Directed Services (NRCPDS), visited Wisconsin in early June. His visit included a keynote presentation and workshops at the InControl Wisconsin Living a Self-Determined Life, Aging and Empowerment Conference in Wisconsin Dells and meetings with leadership teams at TMG. Dr. Mahoney shared many historical insights and strategies for the growing self-determination movement in Wisconsin and the United States. In addition, he brought a personal invitation to connect TMG ICA partners and their family caregivers to current national research opportunities. NRCPDS is participating in a three phase grant that will document the benefits and experiences self-determination has for individuals self-directing and their family caregivers. This research will help frame the national conversation and future practices of self-determination.
If you know a family caregiver interested in sharing their experiences and insights, contact Patti Becker for more information about this great opportunity.
If you would like to view Dr. Mahoney’s keynote video from the InControl Wisconsin Living a Self-Determined Life, Aging and Empowerment conference, you can find it here.
For more information about the NRCPDS visit their website. http://www.bc.edu/schools/gssw/nrcpds/
Pictured in the photo above (from left to right): Dr. Kevin Mahoney, Emily Fahey (Associate Director of SDPC Operations), Shanna Jensen (Director of ICA Operations) and Amie Goldman (Chief Executive Officer)