A Workbook for Your Personal Passport

This workbook is for people with developmental disabilities and their friends and families who want to learn more about person-centered planning. This workbook is for people with developmental disabilities and their friends and families who want to learn more about person-centered planning. When you’re finished filling it out, you can take it to your next … Read more

It’s My Choice!

It’s My Choice The 2017 edition of It’s My Choice has been updated and is now available.  The content reflects 21st Century language and thinking about services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities; and the format is designed for easier navigation and to improve usability.  The concept and principles of person centered planning are interwoven throughout.  The … Read more

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

We’ve Changed The California Gatherings Resource Notes!

After a year of desktop publishing the California Gatherings Newsletter and Resource Notes, we’ve decided to move to an email format. It’s faster and easier to move resource information out to our mailing list in a timely way. We’ve also merged elements of the Newsletters into the Resource Notes. If you would like to subscribe or would … 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

Archives of the California Gatherings – Newsletters and Resource Notes

The newsletters and resource notes were started in April, 2020 after the cancellation of the NorCal Gathering due to the pandemic. Since that time, we have merged our efforts with our SoCal friends to form the California Gatherings and we continue to produce the newsletter and resource notes. You’ll find every edition of both here. … 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

Guidelines for using 1st person in writing a person centered plan

When writing a person centered plan, using first person should be approached cautiously. There is a persistent belief that writing the plan in first person somehow “makes” the plan person centered. Plans that are written in first person do read more powerfully but the person developing the plan needs to understand the responsibility that they … Read more

Supporting People in Taking Medication

Filmed during the COV-19 pandemic, this video is focused in supporting people who take their own medication. It encourages individuals to work with support staff regarding ways to implement the seven rights: right person; right medication; right dose; right time; right route; right reason; and, right documentation. You can see it here. Visits: 240 Total: … Read more