Ideas To Keep Us Moving Forward

OIFN recommends a range of resources which we hope will support you. The list is not comprehensive, and we welcome recommendations.

Facilitating an Everyday Life: Independent Facilitation and what really matters in a New Story

by: John Lord, Barbara Leavitt, and Charlotte Dingwall

A book about how Independent Facilitation can make a difference in the lives of people with developmental disabilities and their families.

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Pathways to Inclusion: Building a New Story with People and Communities, Second Edition

by: John Lord and Peggy Hutchison

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OIFN recommends a range of resources which we hope will support you.               The list is not comprehensive, and we welcome recommendations.


Articles

Planning Together for Self-Advocates

Families and Planning

Planification pour auto-revendicateurs (French) by: Susannah Joyce

Finding a Way Towards Everyday Lives (1992) by: John O’Brien and Herb Lovett

We Have Human Rights A human rights handbook for people with developmental disabilities from the Harvard Project on Disability

Books

Facilitating
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Friends and Inclusion
Friends & Inclusion: Five Approaches to Building Relationships
by: Peggy Hutchison and John Lord with Karen Lord
Make A Difference: A Guidebook for Person-Centered Direct Support

Make A Difference: A Guidebook for Person-Centered Direct Support
by: John O’Brien & Beth Mount with contributions from Peter Leidy & Bruce Blaney

Planning for Real Life

Planning for Real Life After School
by: Gary Bunch, Kevin Finnegan & Jack Pearpoint

Planning For Life Plain

Planning for Real Life After School (Plain Language Version)
by: Gary Bunch, Kevin Finnegan & Jack Pearpoint

The PATH AND MAPS Handbook: Person-Centered Ways to Build Community

The PATH & MAPS Handbook: Person-Centered Ways to Build Community
by: John O’Brien, Jack Pearpoint and Lynda Kahn

Safe and Secure: Six Steps to Creating a Good Life for People with Disabilities

Safe and Secure: Six Steps to Creating a Good Life for People with Disabilities
Safe and Secure highlights six steps to friendship, community and financial security. Safe and Secure is a road map to a good life and PLAN’s bestselling guide for families that helps individuals living with disabilities and their relatives plan for a positive future. Order from PLAN Toronto.
by: Al Etmanski

 

ABCD in Action: When People Care Enough to Act

ABCD in Action: When People Care Enough to Act
Developed in response to the question “I love ABCD (Asset Based Community Development); what do I do Monday Morning?” It is based on Mike Green & Henry Moore’s highly regarded work as ABCD organizers, consultants and trainers—these materials support a practical approach to creating community collaborations that work.
by: Mike Green with Henry Moore & John O’Brien

 

A Little Book About Person Centered Planning

A Little Book About Person Centered Planning
Ways to think about person-centered planning, its limitations, the conditions for its success.
by: John O’Brien & Connie Lyle O’Brien – Editors

 

Who's Drawing the Lines?

Who’s Drawing the Lines?
This is the first of three volumes by Judith Snow—an autobiographical exploration of powerful learning that began very early. Read, enjoy, expand your horizons.
by: Judith Snow

 

Conversations on Citizenship & Person-Centered Work

Conversations on Citizenship & Person-Centered Work
…approaches to person-centered work:
Personal Futures Planning · MAPS · PATH · Person-Centered Thinking Tools Essential Lifestyle Planning · Cultivating True Livelihood · Framework for Support
Edited by: John O’Brien & Carol Blessing

 

Person-Centered Planning with MAPS and PATH

Person-Centered Planning with MAPS and PATH
This new book was developed over time as a collection of handouts for our three day course teaching MAPS and PATH. Due to popular demand, we have supplemented it and now it is a stand alone workbook to assist facilitators in their learning and implementing of PATH and MAPS processes.
by: John O’Brien & Jack Pearpoint

 

Making Homes that Work

Making Homes that Work
This book offers ways of assessing and planning environments that are person-centered, and that respect the diversity of family and individual situations. It identifies patterns of activity and interaction with the environment that are common to many people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. These are the basis for the “Six Common Modifications” recommended for many persons with complex disability issues to support them to live successfully in the home. Most of the issues that families face can be improved by completing one or more of these modifications.
by: George Braddock and John Rowell

 

Website/Video Links

Heather Simmons: Values of Inclusion

Windsor-Essex Family Network: A Life’s Journey

Inclusion Press: Inclusion Press is a vast resource for books, videos and workshops on person centered approaches to building inclusive communities.

Facile Perth: Based out of Perth County ON, Facile Perth’s website is an informative introduction to person directed planning and facilitation.

Facilitation Leadership Group: Provides workshops and training to facilitate the ‘New Story’, a vision of society where everyone is welcomed as active and contributing citizens.

Realizations Training and Resources: Realizations offers training, consultation, written and electronic resources, retreats and reviews in Canada, the US, and the UK on a variety of topics essential to supporting people who have a developmental disability, mental health issues, or physical challenges, to be full citizens in their community.

Books by Susannah Joyce from Realizations include:

Planning Together: A Guide for Facilitators, People Supported, Families, Friends & Paid Supports
Planning Together offers practical, step-by-step information on personal planning and how people in each of the above roles can participate and contribute throughout the entire process.

friends in/deed! a handbook on focus planning to help people develop and sustain relationships
A handbook outlining five keys to exploring and developing friendships, as well as ways to maintain them over time. Specific examples are included.

Meeting the Challenge: A Guide to Respectful, Effective Planning, Advocacy & Support With People Who Have Puzzling Behaviour
This Guide offers a wealth of ideas on how we approach offering help to people who struggle with behaviour, and information on effective, respectful approaches to assisting people with their everyday lives, physical/medical, mood disorders, autism, trauma, and other contributing factors to their difficulties.

Collage: Sketches of a Support Circle
A collection of interviews with Lisa’s Circle, including why they became involved, why they stay, what they bring to the group and what they receive from it. Ideas for starting and sustaining a Circle are also shared.

Capacity Works: Website of Beth Mount, who co-developed one approach to person centered approach to planning called Personal Futures Planning.

Helen Sanderson Associates Canada – Rich resource for articles and research on person centered approaches within the human services system. Originally based in the United Kingdom, there is also an HSA Canada.