Person Centered Planning
Trillium Works! proudly offers facilitation of Person Centered Planning! We have a team of trained facilitators in the Individual Career Visions, PATH, MAPS and Essential Lifestyle Planning Processes! If you are interested in Person Centered Planning please contact us today!!
PATH and MAPS Process
By Jack Pearpoint And Marsha Forest
MAPS Are PATH Are About Focusing On Human Beings To Help Design And Develop Plans For Their Future. They Are For All People. If We See People As "Clients," 11 Consumers," Or "Special Ed Students," Or If We Assert Power Over People, We Are Not Doing MAPS Or PATH. These Tools Are For Human Beings - Not Labels. This Is Full Of Paradox Because It Is Simultaneously A Very Simple Concept And Enormously Difficult To Implement. It Requires Us To Challenge And Refocus Values That We "Learned Wrong" And Must "Relearn." This Is Hard But Necessary Work.
The Artist, The Architect, The Musician, The Poet, The Writer All Have Much To Teach Us About Person-Centered Planning. A Sculptor Sees A Piece Of Art In The Raw Stone Or Wood. An Architect Envisions A Building When Overseeing A Naked Piece Of Earth. A Musician Hears A Score In The Breeze And In Her Head. So, Too, The Artist Of Person-Centered Planning Sees The Full Human Being Through The Layers Of Societal Rules And Norms That Have Often Corroded And Encased The Human Spirit.
People With Disabilities Have Often Been Buried Under A Ton Of Labels And Phrases That Mask Who They Are. The More Oppressed And Vulnerable The "Human Being" The More Talented And Sensitive Our Artist Facilitator Needs To Be. Person-Centered Planning Is, In Essence, Listening And Sharing Vulnerability. It Is About Sharing Life, Sharing Power, Giving Up Control, Encouraging Interdependence, And Getting To What Really Matters To Makes Someone's Life Not Perfect, But Meaningful. It Is About Nourishing The Humanity And Gifts In Each Of Us.
Jack Pearpoint and Marsha Forest are the founders of the Centre for Integrated Education and Inclusion Press International, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Essential Lifestyle Planning/Picture of a Life
Essential Lifestyle Planning is a set of tools that identifies a persons routines, rituals, traditions, what is important to and important for the person. ELP is the right process when you are looking to:
*Discover what is important to a person in everyday life and what is important for a person in order for them to stay healthy and safe.
*Describe what you have learned in a way that is easily accessible to those who will help the person get what is important to them.Created by, Michael Smull and Susan Burke Harrison
A Person Centered Planning Process is:
Where time and effort is spent to ensure that the
‘voice’ of the person is heard.
Where there is a focus on learning what is important to the person in how she or he wants to live, what is important to those who love the person, and any issues of health or safety (from the perspective of the person, rather than any service received or from a person’s paid support).