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 LogoTakes More Than Willpower & Coaxing: Developing New Habits

Can you simply coax or convince people to change their habits and behaviors? Sure, but not when you are looking to create behaviors and habits that will stick around for the long run. We will talk about ways that we can support people to create new, healthy habits -- ones that become as automated as driving a car.

MyODP Supporter's Toolbox Podcast LogoMaking Good Old Fashioned Happiness

What is happiness and why is it important for supporters to think about how we help people make happiness in their lives? We will talk about those habits that can increase happiness and, in turn, positively impact one's physical, emotional, and social well-being.

MyODP Supporter's Toolbox Podcast Logo"A Life That Is Truly Excellent": Finding Purpose & Meaning

Finding your purpose or meaning does not just happen by chance. It takes action and perseverance to find that thing or things that make you passionate and move you. Having that higher purpose or meaning is important to anyone's overall well-being. We will discuss ways that you can help the people you support find their purpose or meaning.

MyODP Supporter's Toolbox Podcast LogoGoldilocks of Support: What is Just Right?

How do we decide what is most helpful when we are supporting someone to acquire new skills or engage in new activities? We will offer consideration of three options and discuss ways to find the "just right" approach.

MyODP Supporter's Toolbox Podcast LogoBeyond Keeping Someone Safe: A Supporter’s Purpose

As a supporter, how do you view your role? We know it is much more than keeping people safe. We will discuss the influence you have on the people you support and challenge you to think beyond just safety.

MyODP Supporter's Toolbox Podcast LogoWhat is Choice Without Options?

What good is having choice and control when you don't have a lot to choose from? What are you doing as a supporter to ensure one has options? We will discuss your role in expanding someone's repertoire of experiences and making their world a little bigger.

MyODP Supporter's Toolbox Podcast Logo Value in Choices: A Supporter's Role

We know having choice and control in our lives is important. What are you doing as a supporter to ensure that the people you support experience the same choice and control in their lives? We will discuss your role in fostering this autonomy and will offer ways to get better at thinking about, offering, and assisting in setting up someone's day where they feel more self-determined.