June 29, 2022
Through the Good & Rough Times
This presentation is part of the Wise series of trainings titled “Learning from Our Best Teachers, Individuals with Disabilities". Lance Walcott has lived at Fabis Adult Family Home (AFH) for 17 years and has been supported by Trillium Employment Services just as long. He is an independent person who is respected both at home and at his job. This training will focus on supporting individuals over the long haul through the good and the bad times, getting input from Lance, Jan Fabis (AFH owner) and, of course, Chuy Campuzano. Success comes from looking beyond disability and behaviors and truly listening to the person.
- Understand how a person’s motivators can be used to create natural reinforcers on the worksite and in other settings
- Understand how to make modifications to an environment or task so the person can best succeed and make contributions to others
- Develop strategies for working with people to develop their own strategies in learning flexibility and dealing with frustration, stress, and working with others.
- Understand how supports can be implemented to help people meet the social and behavioral expectations of different places
- Consider how to model supports for other people in the person’s life (like residential providers and coworkers)
Lance Walcott was born in Montana but has lived most of his life in Washington. He currently lives at Fabis Adult Family Home in Auburn, WA. Lance has made a lot of changes in his life and is excited to share his experiences with others.
Lance is currently employed by ENSO as a trainer / consultant where he gives presentations around the state on becoming flexible, dealing with stress and frustration, working with service providers and contributing to the community. He also works as a dishwasher at Farrelli’s in Maple Valley which he has returned to after covid restrictions. He likes to play on his Xbox and PlayStation with his friends on line. Making contributions is important to Lance. He has a love for animals and has volunteered at the auburn valley Humane society taking care of cats.
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!