Person Centered Planning and Communication of End-Of-Life Wishes With People Who Have Developmental Disabilities

by Leigh Ann Kingsbury, MPA, Gerontologist

Person centered planning is a common practice in most developmental disability systems. As people with disabilities are living to old age and being supported in the community as they age and die, there is an ever increasing need for advance care planning for people who have developmental and intellectual disabilities; that is, the organizing of advance directives.

This article by Leigh Ann was published in the Journal of Religion, Disability and Health: May, 2005.

Person Centered Planning and Communication of End-Of-Life Wishes With People Who Have Developmental Disabilities