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Best practices disability support workers should know

Supporting adults with intellectual disabilities to take part in their communities is innovative, thoughtful work.

 

Knowledge of The Vulnerable Persons Living with a Mental Disability Act (VPA)

This act establishes the base for services in Manitoba.  The guiding principles of the VPA emphasize that individuals are presumed to have the capacity to make decisions affecting themselves, unless demonstrated otherwise. It also assumes that individuals should be encouraged to make their own decisions and choices. All supports are to be provided with dignity and respect. The vulnerable person’s support network of family and friends can also help. Substitute decision making should be used only as a last resort.

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