Standing with Jon

In the early days (late 1980s) of person-centered thinking and planning, Essential Lifestyle Planning was created by Michael Smull and Susan Burke Harrison to support people moving from institutions to community living arrangements. In the early 1990s, Jon was one of the first individuals outside of an institution to work with Michael and Claudia Bolton on creating his own plan (ELP). Jon (he gave permission to use his first name) has Prader-Willi and had experienced failure in a variety of living arrangements. Although no one expected that someone with this challenge could live on their own, plans were made with him to live in his own apartment with support. Here’s a brief article about what happened.

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