By Marilyn Vitale, Mitchell Levitz and Daniel Crimmins My Health, My Choice, My Responsibility is a training program developed at WIHD in collaboration with the Self-Advocacy Association of New York State (SANYS). Its purpose is to help individuals with developmental disabilities make healthy choices in daily life and speak up for good health. The seminar consists of eight sessions. Topics include: developing a health plan, self-advocating at the doctor’s office, physical activity, nutrition, safety and cleanliness in the home, hygiene, and emotional health. During each session participants receive information, learn the material through discussion, activities and visual aids, and develop goals. Collaboration with community resources, professionals, and agencies provide additional content and expertise to the seminar. The materials include a training program curriculum with a trainer’s manual and three health tools: (1) My Medical Appointment, a form to help prepare for medical appointments; (2) Health Information Form, a record of a person’s health needs and medical history; and (3) My Health Plan, a listing of goals developed during the seminar.
DOCUMENTS FOR MY HEALTH, MY CHOICE, MY RESPONSIBILITY
SELF-PACED LEARNING APP FOR MY HEALTH, MY CHOICE, MY RESPONSIBILITY
My Health, My Choice, My Responsibility is also available as a self-paced learning App through iTunes, a product created in partnership with AbleLink Technologies.