How does our agency involve the individual/guardian/family into the development of the individual’s program plan?
The family is in the driver’s seat regarding all services we provide. We develop all individual plans based on formal assessments that we complete with the family’s input, to whatever extent the family chooses to be involved. These assessments are helpful in determining individual’s needs, including training needs. We develop training ideas for developing skills based A) on the needs determined through these assessments (that already have family input) and B) based on what family members determine to be priority training needs. Together, our agency and family members develop training goals and objectives for individuals, based mostly on the family’s well established knowledge of the individual.