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ERIC Number: EJ781547
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1540-7969
Rallying Relationships: The Role of Positive Visions and Possible Actions in Person-Centered Planning
Scott, Patti
Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), v32 n3 p181-183 Fall 2007
Although it is true that good planning does not always lead to a good life, it is equally true that supporting people to have a full, rich life does not happen without good planning. In the past 12 years, the author's organization has supported over 125 people to live in their own homes, control their own funding, direct their own supports, develop networks of (unpaid) friends and allies, and be contributing citizens within their local communities. For most people, life is going well; a few people, however, continue to struggle for their life to look the way they want it to. However, in every case, without good person-centered plans, the opportunity for the lives they have today would not exist. In this article, the author reflects on Holburn and Cea's article, "Excessive Positivism in Person Centered Planning," from the perspective of someone who uses person-centered planning as the foundation of directly supporting people in self-directed lives. She presents the lessons she has learned about helping people to control their own supports and live life the way they choose.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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