Past NCAPPS Webinars

Doing With, Not Doing For:What it Takes to Facilitate Person-Centered Planning

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

People who facilitate person-centered planning play a key role in ensuring a person-centered system. For the planning process to be truly person-centered, it is critical that staff who facilitate person-centered planning possess the skills to: keep the focus on the person, cultivate connections, maximize choice and control, communicate clearly, and make sure the plan is implemented according to the person’s wishes. In this panel discussion, experts with a variety of backgrounds will share their experiences with person-centered planning and highlight the competencies they think are most important. This webinar is a companion to a recently published NCAPPS resource, Five Competency Domains for Staff Who Facilitate Person-Centered Planning.

Meet the presenters

Amy Pierce

Amy Pierce has been working in the Peer Movement in the state of Texas for over two decades. Amy currently is the Peer Services Implementation Field Liaison with Via Hope. Amy’s passion lies in supporting organizations in the development and implementation of peer programs. Amy is a peer and family member, with both mental health and addictions experience. She is a certified peer specialist facilitator, Advanced Level WRAP facilitator, ASIST trainer, and WHAM facilitator.

Carol Birtton Laws

Dr. Carol Bitton Laws is the Training Director for the Institute on Human Development and Disability where she instructs in, and coordinates, UGA's Disability Studies Certificate program. She is the founding Director of UGA's inclusive postsecondary education program: Destination Dawgs. Prior, she was nationally certified by the Learning Community for Person Centered Practices in Essential Lifestyle Planning and Person-Centered Thinking Training. She is a Fellow of the American Association for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Darien Todd

My name is Darien Todd. I am from Ellenwood Georgia. I went to Kennesaw state University. I graduated from the Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth my major is public speaking. I am currently working at the Center for leadership and disability at Georgia State University as a self-advocate intern and an IPSE advocate intern. I'm also a my, voice my participation, my board trainer at the Center for leadership and disability I am also currently in the Georgia lend program at Georgia State University. I also have many skills like how to work PowerPoint, word document and I know how to make flyers. I have a Disability; it is called dyslexia. One of my strengths is working with others and I am a very hard worker.

Janis Tondora

Janis Tondora is an Associate Professor at the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health. Her interests focus on the implementation and evaluation of supports that promote recovery and self-determination among individuals living with mental health challenges. Dr. Tondora is a family member of an individual with a brain injury, and she has a long history of working to promote the full inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of community life.