Portland, OR (PRWEB) June 26, 2011
The Riot is excited to announce that Space Race is now available for purchase at http://www.theriotrocks.org/products/space-race. The Space Race game is a new resource for developmental disability service providers, transition specialists, self-advocates, and others involved in person-centered planning processes or in teaching people how to use self-directed supports.
Space Race is a fun game designed to teach people with intellectual and developmental disabilities of all ages about self-determination. During the game, individuals or teams of players roll the die to learn self-determination skills (e.g., self-advocacy, decision making, responsibility, etc.) and get back to Earth. Along the way, players discuss what kind of life they want. They also complete “Assignments” to make decisions about career interests, where they want to live, who they want to spend time with, community involvement, and health. Players record their ideas on a “Space Log,” which can later be used during transition or service planning.
The game is especially useful with young people with disabilities transitioning from high school to adult life. According to John Shaw, Advocacy Director for the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities, “The game allows young people to talk about things without thinking about it. If you ask a young person what they want to do with their lives, they will tell you what they think you want to hear. Space Race frees kids up to talk about things without thinking about it.”
About the Riot
The Riot at the Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) is a collection of products and services that promote self-determination and the belief that people with disabilities should live the lives they want with the support they need (http://www.theriotrocks.org). HSRI is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving capacity and outcomes of service systems in the fields of developmental disabilities, substance abuse and prevention, mental health, and child and family services (http://www.hsri.org).
Phone: 503-924-3783 x 18
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