A family-based organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Finding Cash in Other Places

October 20 Educational Session 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
“Finding Cash in Other Places”

Take a moment to think about when you needed someone’s help. Let’s pretend that you have a piano you want to be moved into your garage from your den. Maybe you have to go out and hire someone? Or, chances are you have friends, coworkers, or other neighbors you can ask to help. So, instead of buying that hired hand, you grab a few ice-cold sodas, and two coworkers stop over and you move the piano. Then after the piano is moved, you have a few minutes of laughs. Well, this is called, Social Capital and you just cashed in. Do the individuals we support have the ability to cash in? Are they given the opportunity to develop the connections to help them cash in? Maybe yes, but, probably for many, the answer is no. How do we help individuals develop opportunities to generate social capital and why is it important? This session will share some insights and ways to get you thinking through the sharing of stories.


Learning Objectives:

  • What is and where is Social Capital?
  • Why is Social Capital important?
  • How can we help support people with disabilities get into the Social Capital market?

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