December 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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Wise Webinar Series: 

Guiding the Guidelines

 with Resa Hayes and Michelle Broekling-People First of WA

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Please join us on Wednesday, December 16 for our webinar, “Guiding the Guidelines” with Resa Hayes and Michelle Broekling-People First of WA.

When the county guidelines first came out they were very confusing. It was written by professionals. We made it into us vs. them, what the county guidelines said and what People First said.

Outline or agenda

  • Welcome
  • What People First of Washington is
  • Guiding the Guidelines
  • Question and answer period

Learning Objectives (Info, tools, and skills attendees will receive):

  • Understand what the county guidelines are
  • Interpretation from a self-advocate perspective
  • Learn the concepts of plain language and nothing about us without us
  • Ensure that all boards and committees include people with disabilities in a meaningful way with full participation.


Good news, this this webinar has been pre-approved for 2 hours of APSE CESP continuing education (CE).

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There are no refunds for those that do not attend the scheduled webinar. If you do miss the webinar, we will provide you with a code to access the next webinar free. 

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Resa Hayes, Community Educator

I am Resa Hayes and I’ve been volunteering as a self-advocate for many years; so many I can’t even remember. I have served on a variety of state and local boards and committees, including SAIL, a Client’s Rights Committee, and I currently chair a committee that is trying to close the Fircrest School, here in Washington State. One of my favorite jobs was to work at the United Cerebral Palsy Daycare Center.

As a Community Educator for People First of Washington, I work with members one-on-one by calling and checking in on them to help them further develop their own self-advocacy skills, I lead the “Reaching my Own Greatness” and other trainings, and I am always available to give input to my colleagues and the general public.

When I’m not out in my community, I love to watch episodes of “I Love Lucy,” Westerns and other old movies. I live on my own in the Spokane area with my sweet cat, Tigger.

I can be reached at [email protected].  

Michelle Broekling, Student First Trainer

I’m Michelle Broekling and I have been a Student First Trainer with People First of Washington for the past seven years. I provide training and lesson plans for students aged 14 to 21 in the Spokane area. Before that, I completed Chef School in Lynnwood, WA, and I held various jobs in restaurants and assisted living facilities.
In my free time, I love competing in Special Olympics! I participate in track and field, soccer, volleyball and basketball. I’m also an active member in the local People First Chapter. I live in Spokane with my mom and dad, my brother and sister-in-law and my niece. We have cats and Australian Zebra Finches.
I love working with students on planning their transitions and can be reached at [email protected].

Michelle Broekling, Educational Training Developer/Community Educator

I’m William Fale, but people call me “Bill,” or “Wheels.” I’ve been actively involved with People First of Washington for over 30 years. Right after graduating from High School, I joined the organization and started building my leadership skills. I’ve been a chapter president, advisor and then was elected as a regional representative on the Board Of Directors, eventually being elected by my peers as the State President. I’m proud to be a part of the legacy of People First of Washington, but most of all I am proud of my ability to work with young leaders within the Student First clubs in Marysville.
I enjoy the outdoors, sports, spending time with family and close friends. I’m also a cartoonist. You’ve probably seen my work. I’ve designed lots of People First of Washington swag. When I have time, I work in Baseball with the Everett Aquasox, the Minor League Baseball Club associated with the Seattle Mariners. I’ve been working there for almost 10 years.

I live in Everett with my wife and my furry pals Fluffy and Gracey.
I can be reached at [email protected].

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