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June 27, 2019 | 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Category: Training
Location: Online
Cost: Free

The Star Raft

Gather your circle, set a good direction, take the helm!

Featuring David Wetherow, Executive Director of The Star Raft Project

The Star Raft is a vivid, field-tested pattern for building creative, enduring personal circles of support, connection and contribution, one small step at a time.  It’s a bit like a sailor’s toolkit — a good navigational chart, a community GPS, and a set of easy-to-follow steps that allow us to find people who can help, mobilize their skills and connections, access the ‘sweet places’ in the community, and get safely through turbulent times.  Everyone who has ever been in a sailing star raft comes away knowing how to start and build one — and so will you!

 

WHEN:    Thursday June 27th, 2019

Time:      1:30pm – 2:30pm (Eastern Standard Time)

WHERE:  FROM YOUR COMPUTER OR DEVICE.

TO REGISTER CLICK HERE:  HTTPS://ATTENDEE.GOTOWEBINAR.COM/REGISTER/8252223292543139330

 

About our Presenter:

David Wetherow is the author of the Whole Community Catalogue and a contributor to several publications, including Voices of Experience: Implementing Person-Centered Planning, published by Inclusion Press.  He served as Director of Program Evaluation for Manitoba’s community mental health and child welfare systems and Executive Director of the Association for Community Living in Winnipeg.  He currently serves as Executive Director of The Star Raft Project, a US-based 501c3 nonprofit.  

David and his wife Faye invented the Microboard model, which has been implemented in nearly 2,000 individual installations in the US, Canada and Australia.  They developed North America’s first inclusive housing cooperative, the first family- and consumer-governed service cooperative, and a mobile lending library of alternative communications equipment, training and technical support.  They shared their lives with a beloved adopted daughter who lived with significant communication, mobility and health challenges until her passing in 2004.

David is the creator of the Star Raft - an action model for developing and sustaining citizen-based personal support networks.  The model is now being used by family support organizations, self-advocacy groups, Microboard associations, families, church groups, and direct service providers.  David joins us from Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

For more information about this event, please contact Ed Keifer at 248-276-8164 or ed.keifer@morcinc.org.