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 Publications

Welcome to our Publications page.  Below you will find a variety of brochures, posters, books, guides and videos.  Click here to place an order through the online Publications Order Form.
 

Brochures

Partners in Policymaking Partners in Policymaking brochure – Tri-fold brochure outlining the program goals of the advocacy based training for adults with developmental disabilities and parents of young children with developmental disabilities.
WV Developmental Disabilities Brochure WV DDC Brochure WV Developmental Disabilities Council Brochure - Tri-fold brochure outlining the Council history, goals, vision and mission.
People First Guide for Older Students People First Guide For Older Students - Bi-fold brochure outlining the basic principles of People First Language. Written for older school-age children.
People First Guide People First Guide - Tri-fold brochure outlining the principles of People First Language with examples of phrases and words to avoid with suggested replacements. Written for adults.

Posters

Self-Advocacy Poster Self-Advocacy Poster -8.5X11 full color poster featuring a WV self-advocate with the caption "Change the World" on the front. On the back is "Richard's Story" - one man's journey to self-advocacy. There are also WV resources for more information on self-advocacy.
Advocacy Poster Advocacy Poster - 8.5X11 full color poster featuring Justin Dart, Jr. and 5 advocates from across the country (including WV). The caption reads "Pass The Torch."
School Inclusion Poster School Inclusion Poster - 8.5X11 full color poster featuring students from a WV elementary school which was the recipient of an Inclusion Award given by the Council. The caption reads "Every Child Belongs."
Self-Determination Poster Self-Determination Poster - 8.5X11 full color poster featuring a man who was once a resident of a State institution who has worked hard to design his own life. The caption reads "Design Your Own Life." The back has a short essay about self-determination."
ABC's of Equality Poster ABC's of Equality - 8.5X11 full color poster of the ABC's with positive and inclusive words representing each letter. The caption reads "ABC's of Equality."
Employment Poster Employment Poster- 8.5X11 full color poster featuring a young gentleman who works in State government and is very much involved with his friends, family and community. The caption reads "It's Choice - Not Chance That Determines Your Destiny."
Recreation Poster Recreation Poster- 8.5X11 full color poster featuring a young gentleman with developmental disabilities who enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with his friends and family. The caption reads "Do What You Love."

Resource Guides

Pocket Resource Guide for Adults with Developmental and Other Disabilities  Pocket Resource Guide for Adults with Developmental and Other Disabilities - Pocket sized resource guide with contact information for key State and National resources for adults with disabilities. (updated 10/2010)
Pocket Resource Guide for Children with Developmental and Other Disabilities and their Families Pocket Resource Guide for Children with Developmental and Other Disabilities and their Families - Pocket sized resource guide with contact information for key State and National resources for children with disabilities and their families. (updated 3/2011)

Books

On the Outside Book On the Outside On the Outside Book Extraordinary People in Search of Ordinary Lives $6.95 This 98 page paperback book contains the stories of 12 individuals who transitioned from state institutions to homes in the community during the 1980s and 90s. The people are as diverse as any cross-section of American society. Their stories contain the experience and wisdom of people who faced some of the consequences of having the label of disability.
A Reporter's Guide A Reporter's Guide: Reporting About People With Disabilities - A 52 page book written for media professionals and journalism students. Gives a good overview of disability rights, laws, issues and etiquette. Also contains key resources and references for additional information. *NOTE* Limited to 1 per order. Click here and follow downloads to get electronic copy.
The Affordable Care Act The Affordable Care Act and People with Developmental Disabilities - An 11 page book written to explain how the Affordable Care Act will impact and benefit people with developmental disabilities, their families and paid caregivers. Click here to download/print.
A Parent's Advocacy Guide to Special Education This Guide was written to help parents understand the WV Department of Education Policy 2419, Regulations for the Education of Students with Exceptionalities and other relevant State and Federal regulations and policies. Also included are reference materials such as forms, sample letters, flowcharts, etc. as well as tips throughout to parents on ways to use the materials information in the Guide.
2014 Legislative Statements The 2014 WVDDC Legislative Statements This publication is a concise report of the most important issues affecting WV citizens with developmental disabilities each year. The Council works closely with individuals with developmental disabilities and their families and disability groups to develop this document. It is widely distributed to share this information with individuals with developmental disabilities, their family members, disability groups, the general public, and the WV Legislature.
People First Activity Book for Younger Students People First Activity Book for Younger Students - 32 page coloring book outlining the basic principles of People First Language with practical examples. Written for elementary age students. Click here to download and print this activity book.
   
   

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