Idaho continues to move toward a more person-centered and family-centered service system for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Council’s Work Plan clearly outlines the goal that by 2026, service systems will have increased their capacity to provide quality services so people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and family members, have access to services that meet their needs and preferences. We seek to engage in a number of activities with Idahoans to reach this goal.
Current Council activities:
Creating Idaho Person-Centered Thinking Trainers
Our team of six trainers provides a virtual, interactive learning environment for attendees to build their skills on:
- Getting to know the person and how they want to be supported
- How to use PCT tools to help a person’s day-to-day preferences
- Understanding the importance of differing viewpoints and the person’s ability to maintain control
Learn more and register for training here: Person-Centered Thinking Training
Providing training and outreach using the Charting the LifeCourse framework
The Council has been working with the University of Missouri, Kansas City, LifeCourse Nexus over the last several years to create a group of certified LifeCourse Ambassadors. This activity is now growing to offer training for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, family members, plan developers, and other planning specialists. Training opportunities are limited to attendees who are Idahoans or provide services in Idaho.
NEW TRAINING! Charting the LifeCourse Skill Building Series – Planning Specialists / Plan Developers / System Stakeholders
Learn more and register for training here: LifeCourse Skill Building Series
- Charting the LifeCourse Skill Building Series – Families / Direct Support Providers
- My Charting the LifeCourse Series – Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
- Charting the LifeCourse Ambassador Series – Planning Professionals
- Charting the LifeCourse Ambassador Series – Family Members (Spanish Only)
Come back often for registration updates!
Developing and supporting the Idaho Community of Practice on Person-Centered Planning
The Idaho Community of Practice on Person-Centered Planning began with a series of forums, surveys, and summits several years ago. Planners, stakeholders, and others involved with person-centered planning have come together to help map out a system founded on people with disabilities and their families living the lives they choose. Community NOW! established seventeen (17) recommendations that we recognize as Idaho’s vision for a person-centered system. The Council hosts a monthly, virtual meeting – or Roundtable – with planning partners and stakeholders to support innovative and collaborative work toward our Community of Practice.
More information about our PCP Roundtables will be posted soon!
If you have questions about Council PCP activities, contact our lead staff:
Click to email – Jill Smith
Phone – 208 557-2634
This work is supported by a grant from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201 with 100% federal funding award totaling $527,570 (Federal Fiscal Year 2022 Grant No.: 2201IDSCDD-02). Council efforts are those of the grantee and do not necessarily represent the official views of nor are endorsed by ACL, HHS, or the U.S. government.