This manual is targeted for professionals who work with people with intellectual disabilities as well as with people with disabilities. The purpose of this manual is to give insight into the foundations of this approach, some of the tools (Making Action Plans – MAP and Planning Alternative Tomorrows With Hope – PATH) and the opportunities that this approach offers in relation to quality improvement of life of people with intellectual disabilities.
The access to the empowerment of people with disabilities for life in the community involves a series of actions focused on the process of planning. The aim is to empower people with disabilities; to create understandable picture of who that person is and what he/she wants to do with his/her life now and in the future; to gather all people who are important for a person including family members, friends, neighbors, staff support who actively seeks positive capacity of person in the context of life in the community, and to contribute to positive changes in a person’s life.
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Communication with persons with disabilities, with an emphasis on invisible disability, is a brochure created within the project Disability awareness training of police employees. A two-year project is implemented by the Center for Adult Education Validus in partnership with the Police Academy. The brochure is intended for the attendants of the Police School Josip Jović with the aim of awareness raising and informing future police officers about the rights and the appropriate communication with persons with an invisible disabilities.