Coordinator

Areas of work: Direct support workforce, Employment, Families, Health and wellness, IDD Prevalence, Long-term supports and services, Person-centered planning and practice, Positive support, Quality measurement, Self-advocacy, Self-determination and self-direction, Social inclusion

Contact information

cebenway@umn.edu

phone: +1 612-301-3440

Inst on Community Integration 150 Pillsbury Dr SE Ste 204 Minneapolis, MN 55455-0226

Bio

Claire Benway provides technical assistance, training and development support within the direct support profession. She works on state and federal projects focusing on improving community services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Her current projects involve training, technical assistance and state policy development in person centered thinking/planning, direct support workforce development and community living. She authors content and provides quality assurance for on-line curricula in DirectCourse. Claire is a a certified Person Centered Thinking 2 Day Mentor Trainer and holds a Masters in Theatre Education from Emerson College in Boston Massachusetts.

Projects

Project

DirectCourse

Offers a suite of competency-based, online curricula for professionals providing services to people with intellectual, developmental, physical, and psychiatric disabilities, and to older adults....

In collaboration with: Center for Personal Assistance Services, University of California, San Francisco, Elsevier, Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts Boston, Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities [Philadelphia, PA]

Project

Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC-CL)

Conducts a wide range of research, training, and technical assistance and dissemination projects related to community supports under its center grant and related project funding. The RTC-CL is...

In collaboration with: Center on Human Policy, Syracuse University, Human Services Research Institute, Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts Boston, National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services

Products