Thinking Ahead: My Life at the End
Enables people with developmental disabilities to advocate for themselves and stay in control of their lives through the very end.
Thinking Ahead: My Life at the End contains words, symbols and pictures that facilitate discussion with and decision-making by persons with developmental disabilities regarding their values, goals and treatment preferences at the end of life. The DVD serves as an instruction manual, containing vignettes that illustrate in simple, graphic format the purpose and use of the materials.
Thinking Ahead was made possible through a Wellness grant awarded to Alta California Regional Center by the California Department of Developmental Services and reflects a collaboration among Alta California, Golden Gate and Eastern Los Angeles Regional Centers, Board Resource Center and the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California.
To order a free hard-copy of the Thinking Ahead workbook and DVD, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- "Thinking Ahead" - Betty and Connie Talk about their Choices [English only]
- Remembering Donald Roberts [English only]
- "Thinking Ahead" - The Importance of End-of-Life Planning [English only]