The Person-Centered Planning Guide

A self-directed questionnaire for every stage of life.
Begin by selecting a journey below.

Infancy

Age: 0 - 3

"I want to grow up and have a future that makes the most of the things I like to do and have an interest in. I’ll need some extra support when it comes to learning and developing, but there are people who can help with that."

Early Childhood

Age: 4 - 6

"I need to be challenged and encouraged to be around other kids my own age and to be part of my community. There are ways to help support me when I need extra assistance to communicate, learn, be safe and grow."

Elementary &
Middle School

Age: 6 - 13

"I am ready to take on responsibilities that will help me later in life, and that includes having choices and making decisions, even if it means I will make mistakes. Let’s work together to plan a future that builds on my abilities and interests at school, in the community and at home. As I get older, please include me in answering the questions."

High School
Transition

Age: 14 - 21

"It’s important for me to have a say in where I live and work and what my life looks like. I need goals and people to help me get there. Please fill this plan out together with me."

Adulthood

Age: 21 - 62

"What does it take to live as independently as possible? Are you making decisions about where you want to live, work and have fun?"

Retirement

Age: 62 and over

"Just because you’re getting older, doesn’t mean you stop having goals. They just might look different than when you were younger. Instead of employment goals, you might have other things you’d like to do during the day, such as classes and hobbies. And you might need different people to support you."

Take your time answering the questions in each guide.

If you need to take a break and come back, just click the lower right button “Other Actions” and select “Finish Later.”


Questions?

Answers to frequently asked questions.

What is the Person-Centered Planning Guide?

It’s a tool to help you create a vision that’s based on strengths, skills and interests, and to set goals and identify supports to make that vision a reality. You can share your plan with anyone who is a helpful person in your life, such as: your parents, IEP team, case resource manager, or support staff.

How do I use it?

We've created a handy tutorial to guide you step-by-step through the process from beginning to completiton.

Who is it for?

The Person Centered Planning Guide is for anyone who is a client of the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA). You don’t need to be receiving a paid service in order to use this tool.

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How can I get help?

Visit the About section to learn about the team behind this Guide and contact us for questions.