Families Planning Together: Starting Work on an Essential Lifestyle Plan

by M. Smull, M. Bourne, and W. Allen This workbook (4th edition, published 2004) was created to help families develop an essential lifestyle plan with a family member. You should have a copy of one or more example plans with the workbook and you should have someone trained in developing Essential Lifestyle Plans working with you. … Read moreFamilies Planning Together: Starting Work on an Essential Lifestyle Plan

Participant Guide for Infinite Waters

We’re excited to give you the Participant Guide for the upcoming NorCal Gathering in Petaluma. You’ll find the agenda, a hotel listing and some information about the introductory 4+1 activity (don’t worry if you’ve never used it before). You will see that there are many hotel options in Petaluma and even more in the greater … Read moreParticipant Guide for Infinite Waters

Infinite Waters: Diving Deep Into Conversations About Person Centered Practices

NorCal Gathering March 21-22, 2018 Special Guests Include: Mary Lou Bourne, Director of NCI and Quality Assurance NASDDDS Michael Smull, Senior Partner, Support Development Associates, LLC Petaluma Community Center • 320 N. McDowell Blvd. • Petaluma, CA 94954 • 707.778.4380 Join us for the third NorCal Gathering. We’ll be learning and sharing experiences and information about … Read moreInfinite Waters: Diving Deep Into Conversations About Person Centered Practices

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; … Read morePerson Centered Planning and Communication of End-Of-Life Wishes With People Who Have Developmental Disabilities

Helping staff support choice

byMichael W. Smull  As more and more people with significant disabilities are moving from group homes to supported living the challenges in supporting them in their choices increase. The staff involved with these individuals are often told to simultaneously support choice, build community relationships (and acceptance) and assure health and safety. Staff blessed with uncommon … Read moreHelping staff support choice

Skills Application Log for Ways to Use Person Centered Skills for Service Coordinators and Direct Support Professionals

Once the PCT trainers have gone, it’s time to do the hard work of implementing and sustaining person centered thinking and planning skills. The fillable form provides service coordinators the opportunity to record their suggestions for using each of the skills and to share that learning with others. Skills Application Log Fillable Form. Same form for … Read moreSkills Application Log for Ways to Use Person Centered Skills for Service Coordinators and Direct Support Professionals

Moving Towards a Person Centered System: Lessons Learned (click for links)

This set of 34 clips is a compilation based on a two day training by Michael Smull from October, 2016. Clips include the basic elements of person centered thinking, values and assumptions, choice, trauma, systems change strategies and working with resistance. You’ll find these clips at the SDAUS1 YouTube channel on the Moving Towards a Person Centered System playlist.

Save the Date for the Next NorCal Gathering

Join us on March 21-22, 2018 at the Petaluma Community Center for the Third (Almost) Annual NorCal Gathering. Our theme will be: Moving Towards A Person Centered System of Services and Supports Keynote speaker will be Michael Smull, Chair, The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices This gathering is sponsored CIRCL. To sign up for the mailing list on … Read moreSave the Date for the Next NorCal Gathering