PERSON-CENTERED PLANNING

One way DSPD continues to promote opportunities and provide support for individuals with disabilities to lead self-determined lives is through the Person-Centered Planning (PCP) process. The Person-Centered Planning (PCP) process is an individualized approach to planning services and supports to help a person achieve their goals, get the life they want for themselves, and help them reach their vision of a good life. PCP places the person at the center of the planning process as the expert of their life, interests, and talents.


The Person-Centered Planning (PCP) process results in a detailed, individualized Person-Centered Support Plan (PCSP) created by the individual with support from their Person-Centered Support Team (PCST). The PCSP is a written plan that reflects the services and supports that are important to and for an individual. All individuals who receive services through DSPD must have a PCSP. The PCSP must be reviewed and updated on a yearly basis at minimum, when the individual's circumstances or needs change significantly, or when they request a change.

New Person-Centered Planning Resources

My Vision for Adulthood:
  • A guiding workflow for students preparing to transition to adulthood
  • implement person-centered planning tools in the IEP
  • increase collaboration between service agencies and natural supports
  • help students become meaningfully engaged in the transition planning process

 

 

Person-Centered Planning Foundational Handbook for Support Coordinators

Tools to Plan Support Webinar Series

What is the Tools to Plan Support Webinar Series?

  • An opportunity to learn about person-centered planning which is an individualized approach to planning services and supports to help a person achieve their goals, get the life they want for themselves, and help them reach their vision of a good life.
  • Each webinar session will go over tools, including Charting the LifeCourse, that can be used to understand a person’s desired life and how to plan available supports so they can achieve it. There will be a session each month starting in January and going through April 2022.

What is the Drop-in Hour?

  • Two weeks after the webinar, you can come to a drop-in hour for support and discussion. Staff will be available to answer questions, walk you through completing a tool, or have further discussions about planning supports. If the drop-in hour doesn’t work for you, call the Utah Parent Center to schedule a separate or in-person meeting at 801-272-1051 or info@utahparentcenter.org.
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Charting the life course tools for support webinar series: sessions 1-5

 

 

 

Resources

Person-Centered Planning Tools

There are many different tools that can help individuals and their families with the PCP process and developing a vision for a good life.  DSPD recommends using tools developed by families like Charting the LifeCourse and other planning tools---See the tab below--All of the tools can be used throughout the different stages of the planning process and beyond!