GMSA’s Handouts and Resources for VHCIP Core Competency Training Series Day 1 (April 2016)


Disability and Intersection with Wellness

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Self-Advocacy and Self-Determination

  1. National Gateway to Self-Determination,
  2. Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE),
  3. Green Mountain Self-Advocates (GMSA),

 Supported Decision Making

  1. National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making,
  2. The Jenny Hatch Justice Project,
  3. Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, “The Right to Make Choices: New Resource on Supported Decision-Making,” February 2016.


Presume Competence

  1. Wretches and Jabberers website and blog,


People First Language

  1. Syracuse University Disability Cultural Center, “An Introductory Guide to Disability Language and Empowerment,”


Barriers to Healthcare

  1. National Council on Disability, “The Current State of Health Care for People with Disabilities,” 2009.
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Information for Health Care Providers,
  3. Healthy People 2020,


Common Courtesies & Disability Etiquette

  1. United Spinal Association, “Disability Etiquette: Tips on Interacting with People with Disabilities,” 2008.


State of Vermont Disability Competency Briefs

  1. State of Vermont Healthcare Innovation Project, “Introduction to Disability Awareness,” 
  2. State of Vermont Healthcare Innovation Project, “Disability Competency for Providers,” 


Introduction to Disability Competency Training

Person Centered Planning

Resource List

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