Here we are asked a friend of ours  about “self advocacy movement” what going in movement around world that self advocacy movement can learn from this person is Arron Johannes he been in field with disabilities and what his finding are for the project he attended in world find out what needs change in self advocacy movement finding recommendation required to move forward in improving voice of self advocacy priorities need doing for self advocates to be heard. I am pleased to announce our research project with our friend Arron

He works for Spectrum Society

his experience with the project of leadership also was a advisor for B.C. People First as well

Aaron Johannes, DFA, C.(print), B.A., DCH, M.A. (Integrated Studies; Education and Equity), PhD Candidate (Taos Institute/Vrije Universiteit Brussel [Free University of Brussels]0


Leadership Research Update


Thanks for your interest in my research!  This is a video update of what we have been learning about people with ID and leadership.

Below the video there are images from the dissertation chapters that you can download to see better.

Future plans: There is also a video of Barb and I presenting to a group of students and taking questions that is still in production, plans for an infographic that people will be able to click on for more stories, and at the request of some of the participants a webinar which people from all over will be able to attend and be part of the discussion.

Dates and updates will be announced here!  Click here to see the youtube video!  Go below to see dissertation chapters as graphics.

For further update as project go along click on ImagineACircle website Arron works with graffics project see update theirs as come in stay tune below is update


Recently in Atlanta What Works? our presentation on leadership and people who have been labelled with ID, for TASH 2017 in Atlanta





Overview of the dissertation


Chapter 2: Ongoing Voices of Isolation and Marginalization of People with Intellectual Disabilities Supported in different Kinds of Programs: The “Cocoon of Impossibility”


Chapter 3: Sensemaking to Support Leadership through Arts-Infused Planning Processes for People with Intellectual Disabilities and Inclusive Groups


Chapter 4: The Nearly Lost History of the Lower Mainland Community-Based Services Society: A Successful Self-Advocate Initiative


Chapter 5: A Meta-Circle of Leaders with Intellectual Disabilities Discuss What is Helpful in the Leadership of their Lives, the Groups they are Part of and in their Communities


Chapter 6: Röd tråd: A Parallel Story of Leadership as the Discovery of Self, Other, and History – An Autoethnography

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