What is Person Centered Planning?

What it is?

Person Centered Planning is a process focused on celebrating the gifts, talents, and dreams of a person, and on helping that person develop action steps to move closer to their dreams and goals. It involves 4-5 gatherings, usually in the person’s home, where friends, family, and others chosen by the family, brainstorm together about how to enrich the life of the person with special needs.

Gatherings are facilitated by people who listen, ask questions and draw pictures
and words that represent the desires of the focus person.

What makes it special?

Person Centered Planning is deeply personal. It is done specifically to listen to a person’s feelings and goals without judgment. It is done in a sensitive way that truly honors who that person is; Person Centered Planning explores all life domains, and future dreams. It is done to empower a person and his or her family to develop action steps that will support that focus person, and enrich his or her relationships.

How you can find out more about person-centered planning?

Workshops are sponsored yearly by Parent to Parent and local school districts. Anyone is welcome to attend. At the workshops, young people and adults who have experienced Person Centered Planning share their experiences about how
Person Centered Planning has affected their lives.

For more information about workshops, or to learn more about how you can develop a Person Centered Plan for yourself or a loved one,
please call Michele Lehosky 253-565-2266; mlehosky@wapave.org

Sponsored by Pierce County Parent to Parent in partnership with PAVE,
Peninsula, Franklin Pierce and Clover Park, School Districts.