What does it mean to me?
It means that I can control my services to help me reach my goals and achieve my dreams. It means that I choose the people who will help me figure out what I will need to meet my dreams, and will listen to me about what I want.
Person-Centered Planning (PCP) will help me to develop a service plan for me to meet my goals so that I can become what I want to be and do what I want to do with my life.
I have a choice where my (PCP) meeting will take place and who will be invited. I also get to choose the date and time for my meeting. My meeting will be scheduled for times when people who are important to me can be there, which may include evenings and/or weekends.
At my meeting, people will talk about the things I feel are important to me. If something makes me upset or feel badly, we don’t have to talk about it at my meeting. My meeting should be with people who are important to me and can help me reach my dreams.
My person-centered service plan should include ways to help me obtain the life I want for myself, and the things I want to work on. My plan should also have ideas on how I can make new friends and become more involved in my community.
My plan should help me be more independent so that I don’t have to rely on my Supports Coordinator/Case Manager to do so many things for me. Instead I can work toward goals for myself.
Sometimes... it might not be possible for me to get everything that I want right away. It is very important to have supports in place for me, so that my safety and health concerns are taken care of. However, my team should always be working toward helping me to achieve my goals and to become as independent as possible.
Person Centered Planning is the law!
If I am not happy about my services, I can talk with my Supports Coordinator/Case Manager or I can call the Customer Services Coordinator, at 989.673.6191.
Being a part of my community.
Establishing my goals based on what I want to do and what I am good at having friends and relationships.
Getting the life that I want.
“Tell me, and I’ll forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I’ll understand.”