Needs vs. Wants

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    Partners in Living
    Module 1 Getting Started+
    Unit 1 Getting Started
    Unit 2 How to Navigate the Course
    Unit 3 Minimum System Requirements
    Unit 4 Staying Safe on the Internet
    Unit 5 How Long the Course Takes
    Unit 6 Tips for Success
    Unit 7 What You'll Learn in the Course
    Unit 8 Overview of Seven Modules
    Unit 9 Lessons, Assignments and Exercises
    Unit 10 Learning from Others
    Unit 11 Extra Help Along the Way
    Unit 12 Course Exams
    Unit 13 Certificate of Completion
    Module 2 Introduction & Overview+
    Unit 1 Module #2: Introduction & Overview
    Unit 2 Living A Full Life
    Unit 3 Creating A Meaningful Life
    Unit 4 Your Role in the Process
    Unit 5 Assignment: What's A Meaningful Life?
    Unit 6 Let's Get Started!
    Module 3 The Freedom to Choose-
    Unit 1 Module #3: The Freedom to Choose
    Unit 2 A Time to Choose
    Unit 3 A Time to Choose: Pre-1960s
    Unit 4 A Time to Choose: The 1960s
    Unit 5 A Time to Choose: The 1970s
    Unit 6 A Time to Choose: The 1980s
    Unit 7 A Time to Choose: The 1990s
    Unit 8 A Time to Choose: The Present
    Unit 9 Hard Choices, Big Decisions: Your Dream vs. The System's Dream
    Unit 10 Assignment: Learning from Others' Success
    Unit 11 Person-Centered Planning: It's All About You!
    Unit 12 Rally Your Supporters
    Unit 13 Planning Processes
    Unit 14 Needs vs. Wants
    Unit 15 Assignment: Knowing Your Wants and Needs
    Unit 16 Self-Determination: Total Control
    Unit 17 Principles of Self-Determination
    Unit 18 Assignment: Show Me the Money
    Unit 19 Self-Directed Services and Financial Control
    Unit 20 Funding a Self-Determined Life
    Unit 21 Funding a Self-Determined Life: Federal Funding Sources
    Unit 22 Funding a Self-Determined Life: Medicaid
    Unit 23 Funding a Self-Determined Life: Medicaid Waivers
    Unit 24 Funding a Self-Determined Life: Social Security Programs
    Unit 25 Assignment: Research 101
    Unit 26 Thinking Outside the System
    Unit 27 Segregation vs. Inclusion: It's Up to You!
    Unit 28 Who Might Benefit from Self-Determination?
    Unit 29 The Tools of Self-Determination
    Unit 30 The Tools of Self-Determination: Individual Budgets
    Unit 31 The Tools of Self-Determination: Independent Brokers
    Unit 32 The Tools of Self-Determination: Fiscal Management Agent
    Unit 33 Module Conclusion
    Unit 34 Exam #1
    Unit 35 Exam #1: Answer Key
    Module 4 Family Supports+
    Unit 1 Module #4: Family Supports
    Unit 2 Exercise: Family Support From Those Who Know
    Unit 3 What is Family Support?
    Unit 4 The History of Family Support
    Unit 5 The History of Family Support: Pre-1960s
    Unit 6 The History of Family Support: The 1960s
    Unit 7 The History of Family Support: The 1970s
    Unit 8 The History of Family Support: The 1980s
    Unit 9 The History of Family Support: The 1990s
    Unit 10 The History of Family Support: The Present
    Unit 11 Who Benefits From Family Support?
    Unit 12 Assignment: Personal Experiences
    Unit 13 Examples of Family Support
    Unit 14 Resources for Family Supports
    Unit 15 Finding Funding
    Unit 16 Exercise: Identifying Family Supports
    Unit 17 Exercise: Identifying Family Supports - Answer Key
    Unit 18 Quality Family Supports
    Unit 19 What to Expect If Family Support Is Done Well
    Unit 20 Assignment: Evaluating Your Family Supports
    Unit 21 Legislation
    Unit 22 Exercise: Do You Know the Law?
    Unit 23 Exercise: Do You Know the Law? - Answer Key
    Unit 24 Challenges and Opportunities
    Unit 25 Challenge: Funding Limitations
    Unit 26 Opportunity: Consumer-Directed Care
    Unit 27 Challenge: Special Needs of Aging Caregivers
    Unit 28 Opportunity: A Prominent Issue
    Unit 29 Assignment: Voices of Experience
    Unit 30 Challenge: Cultural Competency
    Unit 31 Exercise: Can You Recognize Cultural Competency?
    Unit 32 Challenge: Permanency Planning
    Unit 33 Module Conclusion
    Unit 34 Exam #2
    Unit 35 Exam #2: Answer Key
    Module 5 Community Living+
    Unit 1 Module 5: Community Living
    Unit 2 What is Community Living?
    Unit 3 Community Living Works!
    Unit 4 The History of Community Living
    Unit 5 The History of Community Living: Before 1900
    Unit 6 The History of Community Living: 1900 to 1949
    Unit 7 The History of Community Living: The 1950s
    Unit 8 The History of Community Living: The 1960s
    Unit 9 The History of Community Living: The 1970s
    Unit 10 The History of Community Living: The 1980s
    Unit 11 The History of Community Living: The Present
    Unit 12 The History of Community Living: The 1990s
    Unit 13 The Olmstead Decision
    Unit 14 Who Can Live Successfully in the Community?
    Unit 15 Benefits of Community Living
    Unit 16 Housing + Supports + Community = Home
    Unit 17 Supported Living – Help Along the Way
    Unit 18 Five Principles of Supported Living
    Unit 19 Exercise: Sara Alewife's Supported Living Plan
    Unit 20 Exercise: Sara Alewife's Supported Living Plan - Answer Key
    Unit 21 Assignment: Are You Ready for Independent Living?
    Unit 22 Choosing the Right Option
    Unit 23 Types of Housing
    Unit 24 Exercise: Building My Ideal Home
    Unit 25 Fair Housing Protections
    Unit 26 Barriers to Home Ownership
    Unit 27 Finding Financial Assistance
    Unit 28 Get Creative!
    Unit 29 Assignment: Homebuying 101
    Unit 30 Things to Consider
    Unit 31 Assignment: A Place of My Own Checklist
    Unit 32 Module Conclusion
    Unit 33 Exam #3
    Unit 34 Exam #3: Answer Key
    Module 6 Assistive Technology+
    Unit 1 Module 6: Assistive Technology
    Unit 2 Exercise: Taking Charge of Your Life With AT
    Unit 3 Exercise: Taking Charge of Your Life With AT - Answer Key
    Unit 4 What is Assistive Technology?
    Unit 5 High Tech, Low Tech, No Tech
    Unit 6 The Bridge to Inclusion
    Unit 7 Assignment: Solve the AT Challenge
    Unit 8 Assignment: Researching Assistive Technology
    Unit 9 Laws Impacting AT
    Unit 10 Universal Design: The Wave of the Future
    Unit 11 Universal Design and Housing
    Unit 12 Technologically Equipped Homes: The Next Horizon
    Unit 13 What Can A Technologically Equipped Home Do?
    Unit 14 Exercise: Design Your Ideal Home
    Unit 15 Module Conclusion
    Unit 16 Exam #4
    Unit 17 Exam #4: Answer Key
    Module 7 Course Conclusion+
    Unit 1 Module 7: Course Conclusion
    Unit 2 Assignment: Action Plan for Living a Self-Determined Life
    Unit 3 Assignment: Focused on a Positive Future
    Unit 4 Moving to the Next Level
    Unit 5 Partners in Living Feedback
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