February 8, 2023
2022-23 Wise Webinar Series
Learning from Our Best Teachers
How I Used Person Centered Planning to Reach My Own Greatness
Resa Hayes is a strong advocate for disability rights. She has lived in the Spokane area for her whole life. This training will explore the barriers placed on her in early life and how she overcame them to lead an active, independent life in her community. She will share with us how she used Person Centered Planning to reach her own greatness and teach others to do the same.
- Understand the Barriers Placed on individuals with disabilities early on that can limit success
- Discover the processes that go into making a successful Life in the Community, Including inclusion, in Employment
- Learn how to use Person Centered Planning to Reach your Dreams and Goals
- Discover the Process of developing the training Reaching your Own Greatness
Jesus Chuy Campuzano
Jesus Chuy Campuzano was born and raised in Chicago Illinois where he still resides. Growing up in Chicago he went through the special education system. After graduating he never received services from the Illinois Council of Developmental Disabilities as he was unaware and uninterested in long term services. Chuy was ashamed and felt isolated with his disability. Fortunately, he joined Access Living, a Disability Rights Organization in 2008 where he met Curtis Harris. He began to learn about individuals with all types of disabilities and to accept them. This led to Chuy becoming a leader in the advocacy community.
Chuy is a member of the Going Home Coalition and chairs the leadership committee. As a member of the WOW team Chuy plans and co-hosts the meetings and created the WOW Facebook Group. Chuy is a regular presenter at the Speak Up Speak Out Summit. His project “Dis Life …An historical perspective of Lives that matter” has allowed him to conduct numerous interviews with individuals in the disability community. Chuy believes that getting to know individuals and their strengths will lead to better outcomes in life. Everyone should be treated with respect and dignity!
I am Resa Hayes and I’ve been volunteering as a self-advocate for many years. 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 checking in on them helping them further develop their own self-advocacy skills. I lead the “Reaching my Own Greatness” and other trainings. I am always available to give input to my colleagues and the general public.