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Consumer directed community supports person-centered planning

CDCS consumers use a person-centered planning process to develop their community support plan. Person-centered planning uses groups of people to focus on a person and the person's vision of what they would like to do in the future. Planning through the person-centered process must address all assessed needs of the person.

What are the guiding principles?

People who use CDCS:

  • Choose service providers
  • Create personalized service plans
  • Direct and manage their workers
  • Set personal goals.

Self-determination, a key component of CDCS, articulates four key principles:

  • Authority to control the money allocated to you within established parameters
  • Freedom to plan and live a life you choose
  • Responsibility to accept the benefits and risk for choices made and to be accountable for the money you spend.
  • Support to arrange and receive the help you need.

Person-centered planning features:

  • Person at the focus of planning and those who know the person are the primary authorities on the person's life direction
  • Person makes the decisions
  • Planning with the person, not for the person
  • Who are you? How can your needs best be met?
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