Charting the LifeCourse (CtLC) was created by families to help individuals of all abilities and ages, and their families develop a vision for a good life, think about what they need to know and do, identify how to find or develop supports, and discover what it takes to live the lives they want. 


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.



Integrated supports

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.

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One Page Person-Centered Description

Planning works best when individuals and families are able to successfully communicate to others about what is most important in the person’s life. Use of the One Page Person-Centered Description provides an at-a-glance way of knowing what really matters to the person, and can be taken with them as they move through services and come into contact with different people. The One Page Person-Centered Description Profile helps others understand what to pay attention to and what works best to create positive change for the person.

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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.



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.

Download Trajectory for Exploring
Download Trajectory for Planning


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