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

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

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

One Couple’s Person Centred Planning Story

by Helen Sanderson and Associates Back in 2002 Sally was the single parent of Alex, a boy with an Autism diagnosis who had just finished a successful inclusive primary school and was starting out at a ‘resourced’ secondary school. Sally had always been active in local parents groups and considered herself to be well informed … Read moreOne Couple’s Person Centred Planning Story

Becoming a Person Centered System

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 moreBecoming a Person Centered System

A Guide To Using The Person Centered Description

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 moreA Guide To Using The Person Centered Description

essential lifestyle planning for everyone

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 moreessential lifestyle planning for everyone