Transition - Person Centered Planning Bibliography

by DB-LINK on Nov 30, 2005
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This is a partial list of materials on this topic available from the NCDB Catalog Database.  If you have additional questions, please contact us via email:


Creating Pathways for Children with Deafblindness: the NTAC/NFADB Parent Training --Bellah, Edgenie. SEE/HEAR, vol. 9, #1, Winter 2004, pp. 6-9. (2004) This article provides a brief overview of person-centered planning and shares three parents' stories about how they are using the tool for their child's future. Available in Spanish. Available on the web:


Little Book About Person Centered Planning --O'Brien, John (Ed.); O'Brien Connie Lyle (Ed.) Toronto: Inclusion Press. (1998) This book is a collection of previously published articles by leaders and designers of person centered planning, a process used to assist people with disabilities who rely on service providers, to make informed choices about their futures. The compilation includes articles published over the past eighteen years representing an evolution of the person centered planning process . The book is designed to give practitioners several different options when conducting and implementing a person centered plan. Additional systems used to provide support are discussed including MAPS, PATH and support circles. Available from Inclusion Press ,, 24 Thome Crescent, Toronto, Ontario Canada M6H 2S5, TEL: (416) 658-5363 FAX: (416) 658-5067. Publisher's web site:


Making the School to Work Transition: A Team Approach to Job Creation for Individuals who are Deafblind --Steveley, Janet. Terre Haute, IN: Indiana Deafblind Services Project. (2003) Designed to assist families, teachers, and service providers who are involved in the transition from school to community employment with youth who are deafblind. Chapter titles: Establishing an Effective Team, Developing a Person-Centered Plan, Incorporating Transition into the Individualized Education Program (IEP), Planning a Career, Creating Job Opportunities, Facilitating Natural Supports, Working with Vocational Rehabilitation, Funding Ongoing Support, Summary, and a Glossary.


MAPS: Planning For The Future of a Student With Visual and Hearing Impairments --Rodriguez-Gil, Gloria, M.Ed. --California Deaf-Blind Services. CA: (1999) This handout is designed to assist trainers, service providers, and families in preparing for Making Action Plans (MAPs). MAPs are ways to plan for the future of a student. In this planning process, people who know and are interested in the student get together and provide information about the student's dreams, likes and dislikes. The handout provides step-by-step instructions on the MAP process as well as a sample MAP. Also available in Spanish. The areas covered in this handout are: defining the group, preparing for the meeting, describing the student, developing goals and plan of action, and examples of MAPs that were developed for children who are deafblind. Available in Spanish.


McGill Action Planning: Getting Your Act Together for Students Who Are Deafblind --Steer, Mike. Fremantle, Western Australia: Proceedings of the 5th National Deafblind Conference, Deaf Blindness: Keeping in Touch Beyond 2000, Fremantle, Western Australia, April 7-10, 2000. (2000)A paper presented at the Australian National Deafblindness Conference, April, 2000 addressing how to appropriately educate and serve students with deafblindness. Discusses what should be taught, procedures and methods. Reviews the McGill Action Planning System ( MAPS) and gives examples of it's use in an educational setting for personal future's planning.


Person Centered Planning --Moore, Sheri. DBI REVIEW, #29, January-June 2002, pp. 15-17. (2002) This article shares some ideas and tools for design of a person centered plan. It describes what personal futures planning is, how it is conducted, and some history on how it has developed over the years. A table provides information on the various personal futures planning principles, how they relate to supporting the transition process, and their relevance to self-determination.


Person-Centered Planning: A Tool for Transition PACER Center, Inc. PARENT BRIEF, February 2004, pp. 1-7. (2004) This publication provides an overview and step-by-step process for Person-Centered Planning (PCP). It includes articles on PCP and IDEA, action steps, the planning process, holding a meeting, and participation by young adults and adults. Also includes strategies for developing natural supports and Internet resources.


Person Centered Planning --Indiana Deafblind Services Project. Terre Haute: DEAFBLIND FOCUS, vol. 15, no. 1, Spring 2004, pp. 1-5. (2004) This issue of Deafblind Focus includes two articles on person centered planning. One describes a family's personal experience with Person Centered Planning and their teenage son's transition into life outside of school. The other article describes the evolution of Person Centered Planning and it's use with transition children and adolescents. It describes five Person Centered Planning approaches: Essential Lifestyle Planning, Individual Service Design, Personal Futures Planning, Making Action Plans (MAPS), and Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope (PATH). A list of additional references and resources is included.


Selecting the Appropriate Person Centered Planning Model for Effective Transition Planning --Rhodes, Larry, M.S. PUBLISHER California Deaf-Blind Services. Presented at the California Deaf-Blind Conference, "California Coming Together", May 16-18, 2002. (2002) This handout from the California Deaf-Blind Conference in 2002, provides information on two different planning methods, Personal Futures Planning (PFP), and Essential Lifestyle Planning (ELP). Includes information on the components and stages for each system and compares the two in six areas. These areas include: overall outcome, learning about the student, who participates, action, greatest impact on IEP, and when each works best.


When Planning for Adult Life, How is a "Life-style" Different than a "Program"? --Wiley, David. SEE/HEAR, vol. 9, #1, Winter 2004, pp. 29-31. (2004) This article describes a "life-style" approach to developing programs instead of the more traditional group-based models. Describes the person-centered approach taken to develop individualized support and assistance through an intervener paid for by a Medicaid waiver. Discusses how this type of service can be offered in both urban and rural areas, is individualized to meet the needs of the deafblind person, and gets away from the more traditional system-centered approach of day-activity centers, sheltered workshops, and group homes. Available in Spanish. Available on the web:


Whose Life is it Anyway?: A Look at Person-centered Planning and Transition Richmond, VA: Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Education. (2001) This CD is a self-paced instructional program about person-centered planning. Topics covered include circles of support, the PATH process, and MAPs as they apply to developing transition plans for individuals with disabilities. The format includes video clips, text, audio, and self-study activities. This item is not available at DB-LINK. Order from VCU-RRTC, PO Box 842011, Richmond, VA 23284-2011. The cost is $49.99. Make checks payable to Virginia Commonwealth University. Or contact Roberta Martin at 804-827-0737 (voice) or 804-828-2494 (TTY). FAX: 804-828-2193. Email:  

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