"A change of heart is the essence of all other change, and is brought about by a re-education of the mind."
Emmeline Pethink Lawrence
Welcome to our Realizations website. I'm Susannah Joyce, the Director of Realizations Training & Resources, since its beginning in 1990.
At Realizations we offer training,consultation,written and electronic resources, retreats and reviews in Canada, the US, and the UK on a variety of topics essential to supporting people who have a developmental disability, mental health issues, or physical challenges, to be full citizens in their community.
Our areas of focus include: Personal Planning; Facilitation; Community Connections; Friendships; Challenging Behaviour; Innovation in Support; Leadership; and Group & Organisational Change,and we work with service organizations, people who use support, families, and community groups.
Realizations always includes a balance of learning approaches so that people gain confidence and hands on experience in using new and effective ways to provide support: Trainings offer:
- attention to underlying values and process
- concrete, practical strategies
- specific examples and stories
- interactive discussions and exercises
- information about effective, innovative perspectives
- resource lists
We frequently collaborate with groups to design training and materials that will meet their specific needs.
I hope you find our information helpful and that you will be a frequent visitor to our site!