This section profiles some learners with intellectual /developmental disabilities.
Brian expressed interest in improving his reading, spelling and writing skills. He is presently working at a sheltered workshop.
The ACL Literacy Support Person met with Brian to discuss the literacy programs available with regard to time, place, etc. Brian decided to attend the Aboriginal Literacy Program because he could go there at 4:00 p.m. right after work and it is in a convenient location.
Brian initially expressed some hesitation about going to the program. The support person encouraged Brian to go and also made all the arrangements with the program. Brian said he would give it a try just once and then decide. He went the first day, met the instructor and is now attending three times a week. The instructor has remarked that Brian would like to come more.
Brian is not happy in his home or his present work situation, a sheltered workshop. Brian feels that by improving his math and spelling skills he will eventually be able to improve both his home and work situation.
Profile quoted from:
A Proposal to Secretary of State to Establish Literacy Support Services for Individuals Who Live With a Mental Handicap - Phase #2. Winnipeg, MB: Association for Community Living - Manitoba, June 22, 1992, p. 5-6.