MyODP Podcast

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The MyODP Podcast is the latest form of outreach and capacity building from ODP. It consists of an audio series on a dedicated topic with a targeted audience in mind. Each podcast in our first series, A Supporter's Toolbox, has a duration of 7-10 minutes and focuses on getting tools to Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) and other supporters.  Each episode will be informative and personally and professionally engaging. Capitalizing on the micro-learning concept in adult learning best practices, this first series will offer information in a short and readily digital format.


Supporter's ToolboxA Supporter's Toolbox

Dr. Stacy Nonnemacher translates what we know about natural human experiences and the world of behavioral science into strategies, tips and interventions for supporters. Families, direct support professionals and other supporters are encouraged to follow this podcast to gain additional tools to use tomorrow and beyond as you strive to provide the best supports to people with disabilities.

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MyODP Podcast Episodes

MyODP Supporter's Toolbox Podcast LogoStay on Track By Setting Goals

We all set goals for ourselves – it’s a natural human experience. We will talk about the benefits of goals and how to support someone to set goals that motivate them and keep them on track.

MyODP Supporter's Toolbox Podcast LogoGo With the Flow

Finding something that puts us in a state of flow, or a state where one is fully immersed and enjoying an activity, helps us minimize unpleasant things in our lives, makes us more productive, and generally makes us happier. We will talk about how we can support someone to intentionally find more flow in their lives.

MyODP Supporter's Toolbox Podcast LogoTeaching & Encouraging Objection

As supporters, people may rely on us, but that doesn't mean they always need to agree with us. We will talk about how we can balance our relationships by teaching and encouraging people to object or disagree.

MyODP Supporter's Toolbox Podcast LogoMaking Changes – Even if You Don’t Want To

Sometimes we could use a little help making changes that we don't want to make although we know we should. We will talk about using behavioral contracting to change our own behaviors and actions as well as supporting others to do the same

MyODP Supporter's Toolbox Podcast LogoThe Right to be Wrong (and Eat Too Many Doughnuts)

How do we balance keeping someone safe and protecting their autonomy while experiencing the consequences of their choices? We will talk about helping someone learn to make good choices while acknowledging they may fail or be wrong.

MyODP Supporter's Toolbox Podcast LogoBeing Connected: An Alternative to Worry

Uncertainty, worry, stress, and anxiety make our brains do crazy things. We will talk about how being connected and having a purpose outside ourselves can change that.

MyODP Supporter's Toolbox Podcast LogoKnow When to Hold 'Em, Know When to Fold 'Em: Opportunities in Quitting

We give quitting and making mistakes a bad rap. We'll talk about finding the opportunities when you feel like you should throw in the towel or when things aren't going the way you planned.

MyODP Supporter's Toolbox Podcast LogoBuilding Empathy: Positive Effects on Others

Empathy is a skill that can be cultivated and practiced. We will talk about strategies that build this skill and how empathy creates a positive impact on those around us.

MyODP Supporter's Toolbox Podcast LogoAre You An Optimistic Supporter? You Can Be!

We know that an optimistic outlook can have an impact on others. We will talk about ways that supporters can work on creating a more positive perspective.

MyODP Supporter's Toolbox Podcast LogoUse It Or Lose It: A Brain's Potential

It is critical to take advantage of all your brain has to offer by engaging in things that help to build new neurons and brain pathways. We will talk about ways we can create and optimize opportunities to support brain flexibility.