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IL Conversation

September 29, 2010
3:00 - 4:30 pm Eastern Standard Time
TopicReap What You Sow  
Betsy Valnes, Executive Director, NYLN
Stacey Milbern, Community Outreach Director, NYLN
Ryan Pinion, Partnership & Action Director, NYLN

Documents for this Podcast:

Reap What You Sow Curriculum Packet- a 5 page document that is an overview of the curriculum

Story Circles- one of the tools from the curriculum

Connecting Our Stories Together- another tool from the curriculum

Skills Bingo...

and Bingo card- one more tool

Reap Curriculum Training Brochure- a brochure that gives a brief overview of the curriculum and information about the in-person training NYLN is offering this coming year about the curriculum

Keep it Real: Youth Leadership Development in Centers for Independent Living  http://www.wiki.ilru.net/index.php/Youthresources
Listen to the podcast to: 
  • Learn ways to unite youth/young adults, parents, and allies in one team-building unit focused on self-determination, goal-setting, life-planning and more!
  • Hear about how to use hands-on training styles that originated from popular education strategies and styles.
  • discuss ways to emphasize interdependent communities where all parties share their contributions and have interchangeable students and teachers.   
IL Conversations is a CIL-Net presentation hosted by APRIL in cooperation with ILRU and NCIL, and provides IL practitioners with an opportunity to talk with colleagues about the nuts and bolts of running a center for independent living and providing core and other services, as well as to address broader state and national issues impacting CILs, SILCs, and people with disabilities. Watch for our next IL Conversation Announcement! Different facilitators who are currently working in the field will join us to lead the discussion, answer questions and refer participants to additional resources. 
IL Conversations originated with the University of Arkansas, CURRENTS.
This IL Conversation was presented by the CIL-NET (or SILC-NET as appropriate). The CIL-NET is operated by the Independent Living Research Utilization program at TIRR Memorial Hermann in partnership with the National Council on Independent Living and the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living. Support for the presentation was provided by the U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration. No official endorsement of the Department of Education should be inferred.
For more information, call:  
Kathy Hatch
Training and Technical Assistance
APRIL and the IL Net
390 Crepe Myrtle Drive
Greer, SC  29561
864.670.9283 voice/fax