In The Driver's Seat
Self-Directed Services offer people with developmental disabilities and their families the opportunity to map out their future, be in control of their own lives and provide them a path to live a life that many of us take for granted. We know that the process can seem daunting. In the Driver’s Seat is your trusted guide through the Self Direction process. In the Driver’s Seat provides tools and resources under one roof to effectively navigate Self-Directed Services so that now YOU are In the Driver’s Seat.
Meet Jeiri Flores
Jeiri (pronounced Jay-dee) Flores is skilled at challenging ableist assumptions held by our society about people with disabilities through her expertise and through her lived experience. Jeiri chose to utilize Self-Direction so that she would have the freedom to choose the services she needs to live a life that works best for her. Look for Jeiri and her pal Carrie Baker in the next few weeks as they interview each other about their thoughts about Self-Direction. Jeiri can be followed on Twitter @jeiri_flores.
Diversity is great. Inclusion is where we are. But where we really need to get to is BELONGING.
- Asif Sadiq
First Gear is a great place to get you started. Click here for more information.
Click here to join either the Support Staff Registry or the Roommate Directory.
Our PDF Road Map contains directions and links to more information on the path to Self-Direction.
The Center for Allied and Unified Sport and Exercise (CAUSE) at Daemen College provides opportunities for people with disabilities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience the camaraderie and sportsmanship that comes with athletics participation. In addition, CAUSE provides a supported venue for caregivers to access athletic-based care, participate in health and wellness programs, or simply experience the joy of watching a loved one compete.