ERIC Number: ED411616
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Whole Life Planning: A Guide for Organizers and Facilitators.
Butterworth, John; Hagner, David; Heikkinen, Bonnie; Faris, Sherill; DeMello, Shirley; McDonough, Kirsten
This guide to whole life planning for people with disabilities describes whole life planning as a person-centered way of assisting people with disabilities to plan for their future. Whole life planning relies on the involvement of a small group of committed people who are willing to act as advocates and resources to the focal person. The manual includes examples from a statewide project in Massachusetts that assist young adults in making the transition from school to adult life. Chapters present the process divided into the following steps: (1) organizing the planning process, which involves deciding who will participate in the planning, when and where it will take place, and the role of the facilitator; (2) developing a personal profile, including the places, people, and activities in a person's life; (3) building a vision, which involves highlighting major, recurring themes from the personal profile that point the way to a desirable future for the individual and developing vision statements; (4) developing action plans, which involve specific and immediate actions to implement goals; and (5) supporting networks and plans, which include follow-up meetings to evaluate progress. Appendices include a social network interview guide and sample worksheets. (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Children's Hospital, Boston, MA. Inst. for Community Inclusion.; Massachusetts Univ., Boston.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts