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
Another timeless article written back in the day! byMichael W. Smull Learning how people want to live and then doing nothing with the information is a form of abuse. A good plan not only clarifies what each individual wants but creates the perception that those who participated in the planning will do something about it. … Read more
Originally developed for the Department of Developmental Services by Allen, Shea & Associates This is a large format version of the pocket we originally developed. Like many of the other documents we keep resurrecting, it’s still pretty spot on. What’s This Guide All About? The Lanterman Act is the law in California that says that people … Read more
Developed by Allen, Shea & Associates (1996) with special thanks to Patsy Davies, Claudia Forrest, Mark Rice and Steve Sweet. This workbook 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 ready for their next Individual Program Plan (IPP) … Read more
by Michael W. Smull and Susan Burke Harrison Changing our actions as well as our words. Person centered planning, in all of its forms, is moving from something done by a few enthusiasts to an activity that is being widely adopted and adapted. As it leaves the caring hands of the pioneers there are concerns … Read more
by Arthur Bolton* A mother concludes teaching her six year old about the golden rule by saying, “So you see dear, we are here to help others.” After thinking about this for a moment the child asks, “And what are the others here for?” There is great interest in the development of comprehensive solutions to … Read more