Possible Selves: The Benefits of Interprofessional, Interagency Collaboration

  • Pamela A Viggiani College at Brockport State University of New York MetroCenter 262 55 St. Paul Street, Rochester, NY 14604
  • Ellen Contopidis Nazareth College 4245 East Avenue Rochester, NY 14618
  • Dawn Vogler Elias Nazareth College 4245 East Avenue Rochester, NY 14618
  • Jennie I Schaff Nazareth College 4245 East Avenue Rochester NY 14618
  • Nuala S Boyle Nazareth College 4245 East Avenue Rochester NY 14618

Abstract

This article presents a discussion of interprofessional and interagency collaborative teams that formed to create and implement a post-secondary campus based transition program (CBTP) for individuals with developmental disabilities. The article examines the collaboration and highlights the benefits for stakeholders. It explores the non-summativity and the synergy that resulted from participation in a collaborative team. The article suggests that the collaborative model and the CBTP program allow for the imagining of possible selves for all collaborative partners and program participants.

Key words: interprofessional collaboration, interagency collaboration, possible selves

Author Biographies

Pamela A Viggiani, College at Brockport State University of New York MetroCenter 262 55 St. Paul Street, Rochester, NY 14604

Assistant Professor

Social Work Department

GRC-MSW Program

Ellen Contopidis, Nazareth College 4245 East Avenue Rochester, NY 14618

Associate Professor

Department of Inclusive Childhood Education

Dawn Vogler Elias, Nazareth College 4245 East Avenue Rochester, NY 14618

Assistant Professor

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Jennie I Schaff, Nazareth College 4245 East Avenue Rochester NY 14618

Associate Professor

Department of Language, Literacy & Technology Education

Nuala S Boyle, Nazareth College 4245 East Avenue Rochester NY 14618

Executive Director

Center for Civic Engagement

Published
2014-12-10