The METO Settlement
Pamela Hoopes: Person Centered Planning
Pamela Hoopes: The whole idea of positive behavior interventions and supports really depends on an individualized assessment of what each person needs and that has to include what's called Person Centered Planning, which means the person themself has to be consulted and involved with discussing what does and doesn't work for them and be allowed to make choices about what does and doesn't work for them in terms of helping to function and benefit from whatever programming or simply living environment that they are in.
Family members also should be consulted and welcomed into this process. That was another problem with METO. Family members, not always, but frequently felt excluded from participating in working with the staff and working with their own family member who was residing there in terms of problem solving, discharge planning, and even simple things like visiting.