Understanding Person Centered Planning

New York

“Person centered planning is the first step towards ensuring the delivery of person centered supports. Person centered planning promotes the belief that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are people first. They have valuable gifts and contributions to bring to relationships with family and friends, and the community as a whole. Person centered planning views the entire person; not just the portion of the person that has identified needs. In simple terms, person centered planning is an approach to forming life plans that are centered on the individual for whom they are built.”

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Policy
Systems: 
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics: 
  • Customized Employment
  • Mental Health
  • Provider Transformation
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