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Person-Centered Planning is a group planning process used to help people with disabilities create a foundation for their future. Plans build on the person's strengths, experiences and dreams. This process is optional, but highly recommended. An independent plan writer could help you with this. To begin, gather a few people who know you well and consider the following:


Person-Centered Planning

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Planificacion Centralizada-Personal

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A Guide to Developing Community Connections (PDF)

Creating a Good Life in Community: A Guide on Person-Directed Planning (PDF)

Creating a Good Life in Community: A Guide on Person-Directed Planning - Plain Language Version (PDF)

Guaranteeing the Promise of Freedom: Creative Individual Budgeting (PDF)


Beach Center on Disability
Articles and "Real Life Stories" about person-centered planning, individual control of budgets, self-determination, and family supports.

Friends: Connecting People with Disabilities and Community Members
This curriculum provides concrete, "how-to" strategies for supporting relationships between people with disabilities and other community members. It describes why such friendships are important to people with disabilities and why it is important to promote community belonging and membership. The manual includes specific activities to guide users in creating a plan for connecting people. This manual is designed for agency staff, but can also be used by others.

Inclusion Press
Articles on community inclusion, self-determination, and person-centered planning by John O'Brien and Connie Lyle O'Brien.

Imagine: Finding New Stories for People Who Experience Disability
Articles by David Pitonyak on such topics as Importance of Belonging, Positive Behavior Supports, and Person-Centered Planning (many in Spanish).

Inclusion Press
MAPS, PATH materials, inclusion Newsletter, other print and video materials developed by Judith Snow, Marsha Forest and Jack Pearpoint.

Real Life Quality Standards (PDF)
Person Centered/Directed Planning with outcomes based on universal human aspirations: relationships, community membership, health & safety, generation of income, and control of transportation

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