Participants in a circle during the Upstream Arts training

Participants and Teaching Artists at Upstream Arts’ last Person Centered Planning and Informed Choice training at Surly Brewing


Join Upstream Arts, a non-profit arts organization, in collaboration with Midwest Special Services, a nonprofit disability service organization, for The Art of Voice and Choice training, which takes an arts-based approach to teaching the core concepts of Person Centered Planning and Informed Choice. This training is designed for persons served, direct support professionals, parents, residential providers, stakeholders, employers and community members. 

Art of Voice and Choice – discussion of Person Centered Planning and Informed Choice
Person Centered Planning and Informed Choice are inclusive practices at the center of the Olmstead Plan, as well as other new Federal legislation, designed to inform individuals with disabilities of all of their options for living and working, and to place individuals with disabilities in control of their own choices. 

To achieve authentic inclusion of individuals with disabilities in all aspects of community life, families, employers, staff and ALL community members need to understand these practices, and how best to support the voice and choice of individuals with disabilities.

December 5, 2017

from 1-3pm
4-6pm – ASL interpreted by Phyllis Genest-Stein and Nancy Brown 

Dakota Lodge, 1200 Stassen Ln., St. Paul
(Click here for a map to the venue)

The Dakota Lodge is a fully accessible space.
American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided from 4-6pm.
Large print programs are available upon request.
Have access needs we should know about? Contact us at (763) 486-8495 or [email protected].

FREE – Please RSVP

To RSVP, send an email with your name and the time slot you will attend to Tom Hoen, [email protected]
call Tom to RSVP at (763) 486-8495
click here to RSVP at via Eventbrite.