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Seven Approaches to connect with your community
People with an intellectual disability are surrounded by opportunities to connect with their community based on their strengths, interests, skills and current community involvement. Connecting people with the local community and encouraging reciprocal relationships that build trust are valuable ways to support inclusion.
The seven approaches workbook assists family carers, friends and advocates to find opportunities for a person with a disability to connect with their community. The best results are achieved when a group of people who know the person well each use a copy of it. It can also be filled out collaboratively in a group meeting or distributed to people in the person’s networks.