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by Helen Sanderson and Associates This story shows how a residential services team in Wiltshire used person- centred thinking to support health colleagues in saving the life of a woman with a disability. Using PCT and acute hospital care
by Helen Sanderson and Associates The stories shared in this paper show what’s working well and what people are learning about providing truly person centred support that gives older people greater choice and control over any assistance they need. This is crucial as we know that the more people of any age rely on others … Read more
by Michael W. Smull We give out daily rituals and habit scant conscious attention as they ease us through our days. Perhaps it is the absence of conscious attention that has led us to neglect the role of ritual in the quality of life of people with disabilities. However, rituals are as much a part … Read more
by Michael W. Smull, Mary Lou Bourne, & Helen Sanderson A variety of agencies in many different locations have engaged with us in a set of efforts that have evolved over time. At each location the goal has been consistent: to create person centered systems that support person directed services. The learning that has taken place … Read more
By Bob Sattler & Michael Smull What follows is a guide to using a Person Centered Description (PCD). It is called a description rather than a plan because it lacks action planning. The PCD should be used to develop the actions and then the person centered description and actions together make up a person centered … Read more
Michael W. Smull and Helen Sanderson with Charlotte Sweeney, Louise Skelhorn, Amanda George, Mary Lou Bourne and Michael Steinbruck Welcome to the second edition of the facilitator’s handbook, a resource manual for those people who develop essential lifestyle plans. Since we first developed essential lifestyle planning in the late 1980s and early 1990s we have tried … Read more
ListenToMe is a way to get started in helping someone move towards the life that he or she wants to lead. Don’t stop here, don’t plan just once – keep listening. Passport is for people with developmental disabilities and their friends and families who want to learn more about person-centered planning. It will also help people get … Read more
Support Development Associates You Tube channel. Videos focused on person centered thinking, planning and organizational strategies. Check out the playlist titled Moving Toward a Person Centered System: Lessons Learned. It’s a series of clips from a two presentation by Michael Smull.
When We Don’t Agree by Max Neill, Safiyyah Patel, Catherine Dobson Dealing with conflict therefore relies on learning to listen well to the person, and a commitment to create new attitudes and expectations based on new kinds of relationships. Person centred thinking and planning is a set of skills and techniques designed to help us listen well … Read more