The main purpose of Community Brokering is to connect people with disabilities to live a full community life as they choose. This is done through the person working with a Community Broker who does three basis things: 1) gets to know the person, 2) facilitates Personal Future Planning meeting and 3) continues to follow up on the plan as needed.
The Community Broker is an employee of The Arcadia Institute who works through the process above to help people’s lives be focused on life in the community rather than disability specific programs and services. The areas of community life that are addressed are recreation, well being, housing and competitive employment.
Community Brokering is a process, really a journey, not a program. Through Community Brokering we help people with disabilities to identify their communities, discover their dreams, understand their life story and plan for a futures planning meeting. Through Community Brokering, you can plan for meaningful activities, employment, and living arrangements of your choice.
Learn More About Community Brokering
You can find more stories about out Community Brokering services on our Blog. Here's just a few:
- What’s Difference Got to Do With It?
- Challenges Around Choice: What does different look like and how do we get there?
- The Community Broker Process: The Gift of Time
- Community Brokering: Is it for the parent or the child?
- Brokering for Employment
- Pausing to Reflect on 2014
- Investing the Time to Achieve Long Term Goals
- Preparing for Life in the Community: Get Started Now