Natural Supports

Contact Us!

Colleen Kurkowski Moss
Natural Supports Project Coordinator
Waisman Center, A107
1500 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705
Phone: (608) 890-1687
Fax: (608) 265-3441


Shared Activities (PDF) - Participation in shared activities is one of the building blocks for creating natural supports. School is one setting in which students with and without disabilities have the opportunity to engage in shared activities, whether it is in the classroom or in extracurricular activities. Use this activity to determine if shared activities are occurring in your school.

Valued Roles(PDF) - It is important that we are all given the opportunity to have a valued role in an activity and in life and see that we all have something of value to offer. Youth and adults may differ on their opinion of what is a valued role. Come up with roles that are important for your activity and write them down on cards.

Work Plans
Here, you can find a blank work plan (PDF) that you can use to further your project goals. You can also look at an example of a completed work plan (PDF) to help give you ideas for your own project.