Person-Centered Planning Made Easy: The PICTURE Method
Improve peopleÃ¢â¬â¢s quality of life throughPlanning forInclusiveCommunitiesTogetherUsingReinforcement andEvaluationFor person-centered planning to succeed, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities need to live, work, and learn in their own communities. Professionals can make that happen with this book, a complete step-by-step guide to the easiest, most practical person-centered planning method available. Bringing professional services and interventions out of institutions and into natural environments, the research-supported PICTURE methodPromotes individual choice. Professionals will get to know peopleÃ¢â¬â¢s specific goals and interests, support them in developing Ã¢â¬ÅpicturesÃ¢â¬Â of their desired future, and design a solid plan thatÃ¢â¬â¢ll help them get there.Gets people out in the real world. PICTURE helps professionals support peopleÃ¢â¬â¢s goals in community settings, where they can form meaningful friendships and develop knowledge and skills that lead to more autonomy and life enjoyment.Makes evaluation part of intervention. Continuous evaluation during the PICTURE processÃ¢â¬âusing the objective, easy-to-use measurements included in the bookÃ¢â¬âkeeps professionals consistently informed about what is and isnÃ¢â¬â¢t working.Is ready to use. With PICTURE, thereÃ¢â¬â¢s no need to undergo additional training or purchase extra materialsÃ¢â¬âeverythingÃ¢â¬â¢s already included in this single volume.Welcomes the involvement of others. PICTURE helps professionals embrace the support of the personÃ¢â¬â¢s family and friends and encourage community members to participate in inclusion. To make the PICTURE method easy to implement, this manual includes all the practical tools professionals need: a helpful troubleshooting guide and evaluation exercises, as well as worksheets on assessing quality of life, ensuring good teamwork, and overcoming barriers to person-centered planning. A must for every member of the person-centered planning team, this guidebook is key to helping people with disabilities picture—and achieve—lives that are more fulfilling, independent, and consistent with their goals and dreams.