When you become a parent, the world is full of new adventures. When your child experiences a disability, those adventures multiply. Relationships change, family support looks different, and the paperwork can be overwhelming. Through it all, families seek to stay focused on their vision of the future for all their children. Keeping that focus – with your child at the center of decisions – is essential. One way to do that is through a process called person–centered planning. Read more about this approach…

Sample Person-centered Plans:

Chris     Christian    Connor     Dennis     Ellie     James     Kenton    Libby    Olivia    Parker    Ramona     Todd/Transition Plan

en español

Arturo (en español)    Kevin/Transition Plan (en español)    Martín (en español)    Paula (en español)   Planeamiento Personalizado (ejemplo)

на русском языке

Пола (на русском языке)

Tiếng Việt

Paula (Tiếng Việt)

FACT Templates

FACT Person-centered Profile Template (one-page)

FACT Person-centered Profile Template (one-page) (en español)

FACT Person-centered Profile Template (two-page)

FACT Person-centered Profile Template (two-page) (en español)

Other Templates

Celebrating Families samples

Sheffkids One Page Profile Templates

General Information on Person-centered Planning

All Inclusive, issue #2, Spring 2004, “Individual Student Planning: Planning the Transition from Special Education Classes to General Education”
Novak Amado, Angela & McBride, Marijo, Increasing Person-centered Thinking: Improving the Quality of Person-centered Planning (A Manual for Person-centered Planning Facilitators)
Capacity Works
Celebrating Families
Center on Human Policy, publications by John O’Brien and Connie O’Brien
Cornell University’s Person-centered Planning Education Site
Drake, Jonathon, University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability, “Part 1: Personal Futures Planning: A Student Driven Process”
Forest, Marsha & Pearpoint, Jack: “Common Sense Tools:  MAPS and CIRCLES for Inclusive Education”
The Health Foundation: Helping Measure Person-centred Care
Helen Sanderson Associates
Inclusive Solutions’ Person-centered Planning
Institute for Community Inclusion’s “Building Authentic Visions”
The Learning Community for Person-centered Practices
MAPS (McGill Action Planning System)
Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities workbook “It’s My Choice”
El Consejo del Gobernador de Minnesota sobre Discapacidades del Desarrollo “Es mi decision”
Mount, Beth, Lives of Distinction: Creating a Life Path Using Individualized Supports
Mount, Beth, Make a Difference: A Guidebook for Person-centered Direct Supports
Mount, Beth, Person-centered Planning Images and Samples
Oregon Technical Assistance Corporation
PACER’s Person-centered Planning
PACER’s Person-centered Planning: A Tool for Transition
La Planificación Centrada en la Persona: Una Herramienta para la Transición
Pearpoint, Jack, O’Brien, Connie Lyle & Forrest, Marscha PATH process
Pearpoint, Jack, O’Brien, Connie Lyle & Forrest, Marscha, PATH literature
Pearpoint, Jack, O’Brien, Connie Lyle & Forrest, Marscha, PATH images and samples
Student-led IEP Meetings: Planning and Implementation Strategies