Lorna Sullivan, Director of Disability Services at Uniting Care Community has a long history of working for change in the disability sector. She is dedicated to changing the power dynamics between service systems, people with disabilities and their families. In this video she talks about how it is the vision of a good life that should drive self management, and ways in which to achieve self governance for those with disabilities.
2:00 – Self management is not for everybody
3:30 – What are you trying to achieve through self management?
4:00 – The importance of a vision of a good life.
9:40 – Do we rely on the government for a good life?
10:45 – A dream of a better life
15:00 – Raising expectations for those with a disability
18:50 – Acting on your vision
20:15 – It starts with the person and belief in their potential
25:35 – Avoiding premature realism
28:00 – The issues of self determination and personal autonomy
31:00 – The A with B model/Shifting the model of authority
36:00 – Self direction and/or self governance
40:35 – How to safeguard self management
This video was recorded at our Self-management Workshop in 2014