ERIC Number: ED475788
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Increasing the Chances for Deeper Change through Person-Centered Planning.
Mount, Beth; O'Brien, John; O'Brien, Connie Lyle
This brief paper offers an inventory to help implement change strategies and achieve person-centered planning for people with severe disabilities. The inventory is intended to examine use of 12 resources that facilitate change and increase the chance of good outcomes. A visual display of the model on which the inventory is based is provided first. For each resource, the inventory explains its meaning, then asks the user to determine its role for the individual in question, and then offers space for user ideas for discovering, developing, or building on the resource. The 12 resources are: (1) a person with a strong desire for change; (2) a support circle; (3) at least one committed champion; (4) a community builder; (5) a skilled facilitator; (6) a productive process; (7) a positive view of personal capacities; (8) a personal vision for a rich community life; (9) connections to wider communities; (10) an agency committed to change; (11) influence with people in authority; and (12) flexible resources to support positive action. (DB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agencies, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Programs, Models, Program Development, Questionnaires, Self Evaluation (Groups), Severe Disabilities
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Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Responsive Systems Associates, Lithonia, GA.; Syracuse Univ., NY. Center on Human Policy.