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Person-Centered Planning

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"Since 1963 Hope House has believed in the unique gifts, talents and goals of every individual we help.  We believe Person-Centered Planning will strengthen our resolve to help our residents' sense of control of their lives and increase options as we work together to deepen this exciting new way of working with our residents."            Mary Watson, Assistant Executive Director

              What is Person-Centered Planning?

  • Seeks to listen, discover and understand the individual

  • A process directed by the person that helps us learn how they want to live and what supports are needed to help    them move toward a life they consider meaningful and productive

  • Empowers the person by building on their individual abilities and skills, and building a quality lifestyle that supports the person in finding ways to contribute to their community

  • Considers other factors, such as health and wellness, during the planning process.  Helps to set a direction while providing positive motivation

  • Increases the likelihood of achieving the desired outcomes that are most important to the person receiving supports

   Adapted from OPWDD -

What is the Purpose of

Person-Centered Planning?

  • To look at an individual’s strengths and needs

  • To assist the person in gaining control over their own life

  • To increase opportunities for participation in the community

  • To recognize individual desires, interests, and dreams

  • Through team effort, develop a plan to turn dreams into reality 

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