Person-Centered Planning: An Empirically Supported Practice?

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Person-Centered Planning (PCP) emerged out of a desire to serve the interests of individuals with disabilities by first changing the way we think about disability. It is choosing to think about and focus on the strengths, abilities and aspirations of the person with the disability rather than making decisions that are guided by a list of deficiencies and/or impairments. At the core of PCP is the belief that all people have the right and responsibility to exercise freedom of choice in their own lives.

This brief summarizes the existing research about the efficacy of person-centered planning (PCP). The intention of the brief is to examine the evidence and implications for professionals in utilizing PCP with individuals with intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities (ID/DD).