ERIC Number: ED367101
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
[Personal Futures Planning: Building a Foundation for Individualized Transition Services.]
Carr, Theresa, Ed.
HKNC-TAC News, v6 n2-3 Win-Fall 1992-93
These two newsletter special issues focus on personal futures planning (PFP) for people with deaf blindness, with emphasis on technical assistance activities involved in implementing a PFP program. PFP guides a team through three phases of activities: (1) developing a "circle of support" for an individual with deaf blindness; (2) describing a desirable future for the individual; and (3) developing and implementing an "action plan." PFP is seen as a complement to Individualized Education Programs and Individual Written Rehabilitation Plans. Two training efforts of the Helen Keller National Center/Technical Assistance Center are described. The newsletter also compares the old system-centered approach with the person-centered PFP approach; explains the components of PFP maps; offers several parents' perspectives on PFP; provides a sample PFP map, a sample action plan, and a list of PFP resources; and examines PFP from the perspective of an individual with multiple disabilities. (DB)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Cooperative Planning, Deaf Blind, Goal Orientation, Individual Development, Long Range Planning, Program Implementation, Social Support Groups, Technical Assistance
Technical Assistance Center/HKNC, 111 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point, NY 11050-1299 (free, braille and large print available to registered individuals or institutions).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Helen Keller National Center - Technical Assistance Center, Sands Point, NY.
Identifiers: Personal Futures Planning