Person-centered planning (PCP) is a planning process that focuses on realizing the visions of individuals with disabilities and their families through collaborative partnerships among the individual, family members, friends, professionals, and community members. There are many different ways to conduct person-centered planning.
At the Beach Center we have particularly focused over the years on Group Action Planning (GAP). Group Action Planning occurs when a group of family, friends, community citizens, and professionals form a "reliable alliance" for the purpose of dynamically, energetically, and joyfully creating inclusion within family, neighborhood, educational, and community contexts. Beach Center staff members who have family members with disabilities have used GAP very successfully within their own families to actualize inclusive outcomes.
Describes the experiences of the Turnbull family in using Group Action Planning to develop inclusive adult opportunities for their son, Jay.
Provides the "nuts and bolts" for implementing Group Action Planning with a focus on transitioning to adulthood.