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ERIC Number: EJ966534
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1553-9318
The Power of Person-Centered Planning
Westgate, Rosanne J.; Blessing, Carol
TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, v2 n2 Article 2 Nov 2005
The purpose of this article is to awaken the reader to the possibilities which exist when working on Person-Centered Planning and the individual with intellectual disabilities, specifically, Down syndrome. Although Person-Centered Planning has been in existence for more than two decades, it is viewed in a new way through the experiences documented in this article by individuals, and the use of a new format which includes photography, the computer, and a guide for what questions to ask and how to ask them. The central question of what caregivers can do once the Person-Centered Plan is enacted is posed as well. The Person-Centered Plan is seen as not disability-specific, but a capacity-building process in which the personnel involved are key to linking the individual to the community in order for dreams and personal goals to be realized.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York