WHAT IS CHARTING THE LIFECOURSE?
WHO WE ARE
A long tradition of services
Darke County Board of Developmental Disabilities has been helping our neighbors for more than 50 years. We’re a person-centered agency with deep roots in the community. We draw on that experience to serve Darke County, every day.
In the past, conversations about supports for people with disabilities mainly revolved around the supports offered by the disability system. LifeCourse Planning helps individuals and families access an array of integrated supports to achieve an envisioned good life, including those that are publically or privately funded and based upon eligibility; community supports that are available to anyone; relationship-based supports; technology, and supports that take into account the assets and strengths of the individual and family. LifeCourse Planning helps everyone realize that we ALL need an array of supports in our lives daily.
One Page Person-Centered Description
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"BEFORE" AND "AFTER" LIFECOURSE PLANNING
Everyone uses a variety of community resources and supports to manage their day-to-day routines and everyday lives. The Supports and Services Schedule can be used to help you visualize and plan:
- Current community activities and supports an individual utilizes or participates in.
- What community resources and supports may be needed for the individual to pursue additional interests and life goals.
- A weekly schedule.
LIFE TRAJECTORY WORKSHEET
FOR INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES
LifeCourse Planning helps families envision what matters most. The “Charting the LifeCourse Experiences and Questions Booklet” can help families make sure that the right questions are asked on behalf of their loved one. Use of the LifeCourse “Tools for Developing a Vision” form and the “Life Stages Trajectory” form can help both the person and his or her loved ones prioritize what is most important and help guide decisions about current and future life experiences that will help move the person toward an inclusive, productive life.
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