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Subject: A Free Workshop-A Road Map to the Future: Person-Centered Planning

Source: Missouri Deafblind Technical Assistance Project, Missouri School for the Blind

Intended Audience: Teachers, Administrators and families of students with significant disabilities, including those with visual impairment and deafblindness

Date:   January 11, 2012

A Road Map to the Future: Person-Centered Planning will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Stoney Creek Inn and Conference Center in Columbia, MO.  "Person-centered planning" is a transition tool used to identify vocational, social, home, and community targets to be achieved by the time the student leaves school.  "Person-centered planning" compliments the IEP process and can be used as a tool to inform IEP team decisions.  "Person-centered planning" can be used to identify educational activities which integrate functional student needs with academic content. "Person-centered planning" combines features of Making Action Plans (MAPs), Group Action Planning (GAP), Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope (PATH), and Choosing Outcomes and Accommodations for Children (COACH) to provide a means for coordinating educational planning.

To register, go to http://www.msb.dese.mo.gov/, select Additional Resources and then Professional Development.  Contact Jennie Mascheck, Coordinator, Outreach Services, Missouri School for the Blind for more information at jennie.mascheck@msb.dese.mo.gov or 314-776-4320 ext. 1250.