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    Friends: Connecting People with Disabilities and Community Members


    This new manual provides concrete, "how-to" strategies for supporting relationships between people with disabilities and other community members. It describes why such friendships are important to people with disabilities and why it is important to promote community belonging and membership. The manual includes specific activities to guide users in creating a plan for connecting people. It is designed for agency staff, but can be used by parents, support coordinators, teachers, people with disabilities, and others to support community relationships. Additional Activity Worksheets are available in a separate document. Published by the Institute's Research and Training Center on Community Living.

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