June 2022 SEEC E-News

The book “Make the Day Matter!” has influenced SEEC’s work for many years and provides context to define our re-envisioning services work. The book introduces us to the concept of competencies and seeing people we support as valuable contributors. Competence is described as having the opportunity to perform activities that are meaningful and useful and building one’s repertoire of skills and abilities to gain independence. The book, published in 2007, still provides a conceptual framework for disability service providers based on normalization principles that includes:

  • Community presence
  • Choice
  • Community participation
  • Respect
  • Competence