ERIC Number: ED337934
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Lifeplan: A Workbook for Assisting Parents of People with Developmental Disabilities in Thinking about the Future.
Allen, William T.
This workbook is intended to help parents plan for the adult life of their developmentally disabled son or daughter. Much of the book's content is presented in the form of exercises and activities. Part 1 focuses on overall planning and considers living options, working options, and leisure options available in most communities. It offers activities to begin planning in these areas, activities to identify strengths and training needs, and an outline of things to consider in developing a "Lifeplan." Part 2 addresses development of the specific Lifeplan. It contains guidelines for writing Lifeplan goals, a list of sample goals, and a blank Lifeplan; action plans to identify what needs to be done to meet Lifeplan goals; information and activities about how people learn new skills; suggestions and activities for helping the disabled individual learn new skills; and suggestions on how to get others involved in the plan through team building, advocacy, community organizing, and ongoing evaluation of the Lifeplan. Includes a glossary and 42 references. (DB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adult Children, Advocacy, Developmental Disabilities, Goal Orientation, Independent Living, Learning Processes, Life Style, Lifelong Learning, Long Range Planning, Needs Assessment, Normalization (Handicapped), Parent Child Relationship, Parent Role, Quality of Life, Transitional Programs, Workbooks
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Human Development Services (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Sonoma State Univ., Rohnert Part. CA. California Inst. on Human Services.