“Person Centered Philosophy Statements”


State Policies & Initiatives: 

~~“The Person Centered Planning can be described as the balance between what is important to a person and what is important for a person. It is a way to identify strengths, preferences, needs (both clinical and support needs) and desired outcomes of a person. Person Centered Planning:

• Must be driven by the person
• Ensure services are delivered in a manner that reflects personal preferences and choices
• Must include evidence that setting is chosen by the individual
• Assist to achieve personally defined outcomes in the most integrated setting
• Contributes to the assurance of health and welfare of the person receiving services
• Must include opportunities to seek employment and work in competitive integrated settings
• Must include opportunities to engage in community life, control personal resources, and receive services in the community to same degree of access as those not receiving Medicaid Home and Community Based Services.
• Includes risk factors and measures to minimize risk
• Should be written in plain language that can be understood by the person who receives services and their guardian
• Reflects cultural considerations
• Include strategies for solving disagreements”

  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Customized Employment
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