Self Determination will be available to all Regional Center Clients by June 2021.
If you have been accepted into the Self Determination Program and are in need a Person Centered Plan please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, your child/adult’s age and the city you live in, your phone number and the best time to contact you.
Sandra’s passion for a thriving community including people with special needs has helped us immensely–First by showing us it was possible for our daughter to live independently with supports–Sandra knows the process first-hand. She educated us on how a Person-Centered-Plan would help our daughter with Down syndrome. Today–2 years since our daughter moved into her own place, she is thriving, has lost 40 pounds, is learning new skills and maturing. Thank you Sandra for helping us through the Person-Centered Plan process and helping us to give our daughter a new positive home environment where she is thriving. Life is good! — K.S.
PERSON-CENTERED-PLANNING IS ABOUT
YOUR hopes and dreams for the future
Where YOU want to live
Who YOU Want to spend time with
How you want to spend your time each
Included in Empower’s Services
The purpose of pre-planning is to allow Empower’s Facilitator to get to know YOU and YOUR circle of support in order to plan and facilitate a meaningful, efficient, and person-centered plan gathering. Empower’s Facilitator supports YOU to decide what topics are important to discuss at YOUR meeting and who YOU would like to invite. Pre-planning activities are based on Person Centered Thinking, and may include meetings at the home, observations of places or activities important to YOU, conversations with family and other important people in YOUR life, and document review.
Pre-planning should reveal
- Who is in YOUR life
- What is important to and for YOU
- What YOU like (preferences) and dislike
- YOUR strengths and talents
- What YOUR life is like today
- YOUR hopes, dreams, and goals
- How YOU communicate
- YOUR history
- What’s working/what’s not working
- Barriers or things that could prevent YOU from achieving YOUR hopes, dreams, goals
- Support needs
- A meeting to prep YOU about what the Person-Centered-Gathering will look like
Estimated Time: 6-10 hours
Person-Centered Planning Gathering
Who should be involved: It’s up to to select the people YOU trust to invite to your gathering. Suggestions Include: Family members, friends, representatives from the community, agencies, schools, or service providers, coaches, co-workers, anybody who cares about YOU.
At the meeting, the team listens to YOUR hopes and dreams for the future and agrees to help and support YOU along the way. YOUR team is invited to share their input and ideas, and Empower’s facilitator helps the group develop an action plan for how they can help make YOUR vision a reality. The outcome of the a set of ideas and commitments Empower’s Facilitator will then translate into a written action plan.
Time: 4-6 hours (can be broken into multiple sessions)
Plan Creation (Report)
The facilitator from Empower will take all of the information
shared during the Person-Centered Planning process and create an action plan so everybody knows what to do and when to do it. Empower’s facilitator will deliver a first draft of the written Person-Centered Plan within two weeks of the Gathering.
Time: 4 hours
Revision and Review
Empower’s Facilitator collaborates with YOU (and your circle of support) to review and revise the Report document to YOUR satisfaction.
Time: 2-4 hours
Support at YOUR Individual Program Plan (IPP) Meeting
Empower’s Facilitator will be available to attend the IPP meeting and assist the Client in presenting their goals at the Client’s request.
Time: 2-4 Hours