Person-Centered Planning

Person-centered planning is about the individual’s future and reaching their goals. The process should be driven by the individual and reflect what is important to and for that person. Person-centered planning can include other people, such as family or friends, only if the individual chooses to include them in the process. The individual choices decided through person-centered planning about what the participant wants and needs and what services and supports will help them reach their goals is used to inform their individual program plan (IPP) with their regional center.

One Step
at a Time
Select a Person-Centered Planner
  • Inform your Service Coordinator of your choice
Conduct Pre-Planning for Your Meeting
  • Invite trusted members of your circles of support. Designate one of the attendees to document the brainstorming session and prepare the final plan.
Hold Person-Centered Planning Meeting
  • Ask yourself the following questions:
  • What are your hopes and dreams?
  • What is most important?
  • ·What is working / not working with your current support?
  • Are there any unmet needs?
  • What goals do I have for myself?
  • What do I need to achieve those goals?
Develop Written Person-Centered Plan
  • Document the services and support needed to experience life on your terms.
Submit the Person-Centered Plan to Your Service Coordinator

What if I need help?

There are two unique resources available for clients enrolling in the Self-Determination Program for the first time. Should you choose to hire a Person-Centered Planner and/or an Independent Facilitator to assist with the enrollment process, NBRC will reimburse up to $2500 for both services combined.