Group representing people with disabilities and others

Welcome to the Project Living Well: Group Best Practices Module Site

These modules are a part of a series of training developed by Project Living Well staff who work at the Partnership for People with Disabilities at Virginia Commonwealth University. The Partnership serves as Virginia’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. Project Living Well is a grant from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Administration
on Community Living. More information about this project and the Partnership can be found here or by calling (804) 828-3876 or visiting the Partnership for People with Disabilities website.

The goal of Project Living Well, funded by the federal Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, is to work with state disability systems to align their work to better support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), both those using long term Medicaid Home & Community-Based Services (HCBS) and those waiting for services, to live a life of their choosing in an environment that promotes independence, health, and healthy relationships with family, friends, staff, and supportive community members. 

To accomplish this work, we developed and used evidence-based and informed capacity building strategies in face to face trainings and on-line modules to increase knowledge and skills of people with IDD and their supporters.  These strategies include, for example, person-centered practices, positive behavior supports, family engagement, career discovery, healthy relationship building, how to understand and use data and quality improvement planning.

Below and across the tab above, you will find a series of on-line modules and resources developed through Project Living Well to guide best practices for decision-making in systems for people with disabilities and their families through groups (e.g., committees and councils). Check back regularly as we update and refresh the modules!