Listen to Me! (fillable pdf version)

Listen to Me! was developed at a time when Essential Lifestyle Planning (ELP) was one of the gold standards of person-centered planning. While it still sets a high standard, since that time, many other methods of planning with individuals for the lives they want to lead have been developed. Please make sure that you understand … Read more

How Sonoma County became the dark center of America’s forced sterilization movement

Santa Rosa Press Democrat –  October 21, 2021 “Institutions collect secrets when they stand for 130 years. The stately, tree-shaded campus of the Sonoma Developmental Center may harbor more than most. Closed in 2018. It’s a tranquil place these days, the steady stream of neighborhood walkers diverted only by an occasional team of firefighters or police … Read more

The California Gatherings “Express” Resource Board

Resource content, training, and webinars from current and past California Gatherings newsletters and resource notes, national and statewide gatherings and and a variety of websites. Focusing on person centered services and support. We welcome your posts under any of these topics, please sent your items to allenbill@mac.com. Main Page Person Centered Thinking, Practices, and Planning Training … Read more

The Redwoods Gathering – Save the Date

We have found a way to restore our plans for a gathering in October (26th-28th). The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices (TLCPCP) has offered to present the gathering virtually with our local agenda committee handling the planning. Under this arrangement, anyone who registered for the April Gathering and did not receive a refund will be … Read more

NorCal Gathering Newsletter #2

Attached find our second edition. We thought we’d provide some thoughts and resources that focus on building community connections. When we get to the new normal, friends, relationships, and community associations and activities will be more important than ever. We’ll all be starved for them!Note: If you received this newsletter and want to be unsubscribed, please return … Read more

ANDI for Consumers

A workbook for helping people with disabilities evaluate the places they live and work. This is a workbook about PROGRAM EVALUATION. That means looking at the things a program is good at (its strengths) and the things it should work on (its needs). It is a way to help a program improve and get better … Read more