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There are many sources of information on the web. I have curated some that I think are resources that may be of value to you. 

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.

Trudy's videos and informational sessions. 


It is a beautiful compilation of Person Centered Thinking skills in English, Spanish, and Tagalog.

One Page Descriptions (may be called One Page Profiles

Learn about One Page Descriptions and how to effectively develop them at
Try filling out a one-page description using this PowerPoint presentation at
For examples and more information, visit


Guidelines for Speaking and Writing in a Person Centered Way

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

Tip Sheet: Using Person-Centered Language

PRACTICE TOOLS Person-Centered Language


Self Determination

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.


HCBS Home and Community Based Waiver Requirements for California

Fact Sheets about HCBS Waiver Requirements for California  in multiple languages with one side for families and one side for providers about the changes.
Want to understand HCBS rules? Tri-Counties Regional Center developed an amazing video series that has ALS interpretation, captioning, and voice. It informs people about their rights under HCBS rules and in plain language!


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 given her a key understanding of the need for person centered approaches while infusing Trauma Informed Supports. Visit her page, which has many tools for download!

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