Join us for this webinar to learn more about tools and strategies to help people design full and
productive lives filled with possibilities. Participants will hear how Bridget Brown, a
self-advocate, used person cen-
tered planning to help her find her own voice and present at her own IEP meetings. She believes
that this tool helped her learn how to speak for herself and advocate for others as well. Nancy
will share her jour- ney using person centered planning to present at Bridget’s meetings so that
the educational team would keep Bridget at the heart of the meeting and focus on the possibilities and dreams. She will share her Parents Review design to help parents find their own voice.
Our Presenter’s Bios:
Bridget Brown is a young woman with Down syndrome who encourages people to “DWELL IN THE POSSIBILITIES”. She is a strong advocate of inclusive education and community living. Bridget is a national public speaker, an actress, and a person centered planning coach. She helps people open their minds, hearts and doors to include people of different abilities. Bridget is the second vice president of the National Association for Down Syndrome where she spearheaded a public speaker training program and a self-advocacy group. She is the recipient of many state and national awards. Bridget is the co-founder of her organization called BUTTERFLIES FOR CHANGE.
Nancy Brown has worked with and for individuals with disabilities most of her life. She advocated for her daughter Bridget to be the first students with a disability to be included. Nancy worked with Microboards and was an inclusion consultant for ISBE (Project CHOICES). Nancy and her daughter Bridget are national inclusion educators through their organization called Butterflies for Change. Nancy specializes in inclusive education; person centered planning life design, adaptations& accommodations, parent issues, inclusive social emotional models of support, organizational development, transition, storytelling, as well as access and equity for all students. She is the co- author of Models of Support and Kid Konnections.