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Since 1974, as a student at Syracuse University I studied and then worked for the late Dr. Wolf Wolfensberger. I have been guyboth a Normalization/PASS and SRV/PASSING trainer for many years in both Canada and the United States. I teach SRV courses using the most recent materials available, and conduct one, two, and three day courses, and the four day SRV event that prepares participants to attend a PASSING event. I have co-authored a few published articles relating to SRV. I am a long standing member of the North American SRV Council. I have been in the field of human services for over 40 years and have worked in a number of capacities and areas primarily supporting people with intellectual disabilities and their families. I have a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counseling from Syracuse University, and am a Fellow of the American Association of Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD). I work for the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University as their Western Coordinator near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where since 1999 I have provided technical assistance to the state's Independent Monitoring for Quality (IM4Q) Program that has people with disabilities, family members, and non-conflicted interested others interview over 5,000 people with intellectual disabilities living in a variety of settings to ask "what would make you life better." A process is in place to address what people say and to improve people's lives, as well as make  changes in the state system of services and supports. In addition, I have been a Partners in Policy Making presenter in over 10 states and territories presenting on the History of Disability, People First language, Self Advocacy, and Inclusive Community Living. I am the father of six children (5 sons and a daughter) and live with my wife, MaryJo, just outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Guy teaches in English, and is accredited by the North American Social Role Valorization Council.

Guy Caruso, Ph.D., FAAIDD
Western Coordinator
Institute on Disabilities at Temple University
College of Education
8500 Brooktree Road, Suite 100
Wexford, Pa 15090
724-272-6162
724-272-6162
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