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The resources below have been curated for your ease. If you would like to see something listed, please contact

Videos, Michael Smull, founder of The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices, has its own page now!

Videos I Use During Training are found here.


Trauma Informed Care  

I have had the pleasure of working with Karyn Harvey, Ph.D. on many occasions. Decades of working in this field have brought her to a key understanding of the need for person centered approaches while infusing Trauma Informed Supports. Visit her page, which has many tools for download!

Recommended Reading

Writing goals and statements for others in the First Person?

Think again. Guidelines for using 1st person in writing a person-centered plan The Learning Community for Person-Centered Practices, Written by Michael W. Smull, December 2004

A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas 

Berger, Warren. (2014). Bloomsbury USA

Available on Audible and Kindle

The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact

Chip Heath, Dan Heath

Available on Audible and Kindle

Increasing Person-Centered Thinking: Improving the Quality of Person-Centered Planning

Angela Novak Amado, Ph.D. and Marijo McBride, M.Ed.

The Art of Powerful Questions

David Pitonyak "The largest part of my work involves meeting individuals who are said to exhibit “difficult behaviors.” Most of these individuals exhibit difficult behaviors because they are misunderstood and/or because they are living lives that don’t make sense. Often, they are lonely, powerless, or without joy. Often, they are devalued by others, or they lack the kinds of educational experiences that most of us take for granted. Too often, their troubling behaviors are the result of an illness or even a delayed response to traumatic events."

Other amazing resources!

One Page Description, also known as One Page Profile Templates

Learn more about One Page Descriptions and how to effectively develop and use a one-page description at Parents Helping Parents offers short workshops on developing a One Page Description.

If you are ready to fill out a one page description (aka one page profile) try it out with this.

Powerpoint, which can also be converted to Keynote (MAC) - lots of examples and more!

The Self-Determination Program Network

An initiative designed to Inspire, Connect & Empower to make Self-Determination accessible and easier for all Californians. Find an Independent Facilitator, Person Centered Planner, and more detail about the Self Determination Program.

In October of 2013, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed into law the Self-Determination Program, which will provide consumers and their families with more freedom, control, and responsibility in choosing services and supports to help them meet objectives in their Individual Program Plan. Proceeding the 3-year implementation period of the SDP, where the program was only available to 2,500 individuals, beginning July 1, 2021, the Self-Determination Program (SDP) will be available to all eligible regional center consumers.

Fact Sheets about HCBS Waiver Requirements for California  in multiple languages with one side for families and one side for providers. Still has the 2022 implementation date but it is now 2023 due to COVID.


A beautiful compilation of the PCT skills in English, Spanish, and Tagalog.

Writing in goals and statements for others in First Person?

Think again. Guidelines for using 1st person in writing a person centered plan The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices, Written by Michael W. Smull, December, 2004

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