A Workbook for Your Personal Passport

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 moreA Workbook for Your Personal Passport

Moving to a system of support: using support brokerage

This article was written in 1994. Another classic! We’re guessing that both authors find it hard to believe that we’re still waiting for self-determination and a system of support brokerage. Michael continues to spread the word while Gary, unfortunately, passed away before self-determination became a national reality. Michael W. Smull & Gary SmithA cursory review of current … Read moreMoving to a system of support: using support brokerage

Person centered planning and perversion prevention

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 morePerson centered planning and perversion prevention

Trust, Respect, and Partnership Activity

by Michael Smull The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices In working with a wide variety of organizations, it has become clear that the real implementation of person centered practices requires that the people being supported are respected, that there is trust between them and those who do the support, and that there is partnership. … Read moreTrust, Respect, and Partnership Activity

Thinking About Risks

by Michael Smull July 2013 Managing any risk begins with learning what is “important to” the person as well as what is “important for”, and helping to find a good balance between them. Often risk is significantly diminished when our understanding of what the person wants deepens and we find reasonably safe ways for the … Read moreThinking About Risks

Risks and Opportunities

Excerpted from Patterns ofSupported Living: A Resource Catalogue Developed for: California Department of Developmental Services 1600 9th Street Sacramento, CA 95814 D.D.S. Contract No. Hd290099by: Allen, Shea & Associates Napa, CA 94559 and Claudia Bolton 6/93 This is another article from way back in the ASA archives that is amazingly current! Introduction There are many dimensions which shape … Read moreRisks and Opportunities

Things Are Changing

This excerpt is from Patterns of Supported Living: A Resource Catalogue. Along with our colleague Claudia Bolton, we wrote this piece in 1993. The predictions have held up, but it took about 20 years longer than we thought. In about the mid-1980’s civil rights movement and consumer self-advocacy really started to affect the service system for … Read moreThings Are Changing