A Resource List on
Person Centered Planning

Creating Individualized Support for People with Developmental Disabilities. Published in 1994, this book was edited by Valerie Bradley, John Ashbaugh and Bruce Blaney. It includes chapters on everything from public policy and funding to inclusion to personal futures planning. It's available from Brookes Publishing Company at P.O. 10624, Baltimore, Maryland 21285-0624.

Dare to Dream: An Analysis of the Conditions Leading to Personal Change for People with Disabilities. Written by Beth Mount (1991). Available from Communitas, P.O. Box 374, Manchester, CT 06040 (203) 645-6976.

PATH: A Workbook for Planning Positive Possible Futures. Uses an eight-step process to help people figure out life goals; build their strengths; include others in a personal support network; and, develop a commitment to action. This booklet was written by Marsha Forest, John O'Brien, and Jack Pearpoint and is printed by Inclusion Press. You can find out about where to order by contacting Marsha Forest or Jack Pearpoint at the Centre for Integrated Education and Community, 24 Thorne Crescent, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6H 2S5, (416) 658-5363 or FAX 658-5067.

Person Centered Planning: How do we know when we are doing it? An overview on a variety of approaches to person-centered planning and what is common to all of them. This booklet also contains a list of resources and a checklist for looking at your planning approach. You can obtain a copy from: Oregon Transition Systems Change Project, Oregon Dept. of Education, Office of Special Education, Salem, Oregon (503) 378-3598.

It's Never Too Early, It's Never too Late! The goals of Personal Futures Planning are to: help someone develop a picture of what the future will look like for him or her; to build a circle of people who will help support that picture or plan; and, to take some first steps. For more information on how to use Personal Futures Planning, you can get a copy of this booklet by Beth Mount and Kay Zwernik (1988) from the the Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental DIsabilities, 370 Centennial Office Building, 658 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN 55155, (651) 296-4018 voice, (877) 348-0505 toll free, (651) 297-7200 fax, (651) 296-9962 TDD, admin.dd@state.mn.us, www.mnddc.org OR www.mncdd.org.

It's My Life Materials: Preference-Based Planning, My Life Planner Series, A Self-Determined Life, The Self-Determination Profile, Lifestyle Dreams and Plans, The I WANT MY DREAM DECK and Hat Card Deck. The workbooks and card decks provide a variety of activities to assist individuals, their families and significant others in planning for the future and figuring out more about their preferred lifestyles, interests and preferences. The Dream Deck, Profile Cards, and Hat Cards are a hands-on visual approach to finding out more about preferred activities and interests. For information on purchasing these and other great materials, contact Emilee Curtis at New Hats, Inc., HC 64 Box 2509, Castle Valley, Utah 84532. (435) 259-9400 or FAX 259-2209.

MAPS (Making Action Plans). MAPS helps bring together the key people in someone's life to develop a support plan. A MAPS get-together is usually hosted by two people, one who helps guide the meeting and one who records what happens on chart paper on the wall. For more information on how to use the MAPS process, you can find out about available texts, videotapes and training by writing to Marsha Forest and Jack Pearpoint at the Centre for Integrated Education and Community, 24 Thorne Crescent, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6H 2S5(416) 658-5363 or FAX 658-5067.

Reach for the Dream: Developing Individual Service Plans for Persons with Disabilities. A manual on integrating the development of individual service plans with the futures planning process. Includes sections on: developing personal profiles; personal futures statements; writing service plans; and, putting it all together. You can order this booklet from: TRN, Inc., P.O. Box 439, St. Augustine, FL 32085-0439, (904) 823-9800.

Supporting People with Severe Reputations in the Community. A handbook presenting a variety of tools to develop better community capacity to support people with severe reputations (behavior challenges). The handbook is divided into three components: How to plan with the individual for community services; How to recruit and develop the supports needed to implement the plan; and how to sustain flexible and responsive on_going supports. By Michael W. Smull and Susan Burke Harrison, (1991). Community Support & Access Unit, Department of Pediatrics, UMAB, 630 W. Fayette Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, (410) 328-2140.