Person-Centered Practices

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Person-Centered Planning in Action


Person-Centered Practices include Person-Centered Thinking (PCT), Person-Centered Planning, and Person-Centered Organizational change. PCT is used to change how staff and others interact with all people with disabilities. The goal of PCT is to empower people to make their own decisions about where they want to live and work. Person-centered planning is used so that people can control their own lives. A team of people the person chooses works with him to set his future goals. These goals focus on helping the person make his dreams for the future a reality. Person-Centered Practices change how supports are planned within settings. Organizations alter policies, add training, and build community supports to increase person-centered practices. Disability services, nursing homes, mental health organizations, family homes, and other settings implement person-centered practices to improve quality of life.

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In Depth

A more detailed and complex look at issues impacting Person-centered Planning


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