Person Centered Facilitators
The importance of facilitated person-centered planning
Facilitated person-centered planning helps you and others talk about your strengths and dreams. It is different from other individualized plans that guide your school or disability-related services - like an individualized family support plan (IFSP), education plan (IEP), service plan (ISP), or plan for employment (IPE).
A facilitated person-centered plan provides an opportunity for you and others that know you well to think creatively about your strengths and interests, and then make connections to resources and opportunities in your community. This process is very useful for planning for things like:
• Inclusion in general education;
• School transitions;
• How to get a job;
• Moving into your own home;
• Or any other life goal.
You can use your person-centered plan to add creative information about you to any formal school or agency individualized service plan.
Trained Person-Centered Planning Facilitators
The Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities trains people to become skilled Person-Centered Planning (PCP) Facilitators. Each trained facilitator:
- Completes a three-day workshopled by Debra Mclean;
- Conducts two free and supervised person-centered plans with a mentor; and
- Provides six free plans to children or adults in their communities.
These facilitators are located in communities throughout Oregon. If you’d like to request facilitated person-centered planning services from one of our skilled facilitators, please contact Cynthia Owens at Cynthia dot Owens at OCDD dot org or call 503-339-4758. PCP facilitators set their own rates for this service. Rates may vary.