DSO Information

Person-Directed Planning

What is person-directed planning?

Person-directed planning helps a person with a developmental disability to find the tools and funding they need to live their dreams and meet their goals.

It can help people with developmental disabilities to

  • define a vision of their future life,
  • identify their strengths and gifts,
  • set goals and make choices,
  • find ways to participate in their communities,
  • locate people who can  help them achieve their dreams.

There are different ways to plan for your life. A community agency can help you with this, or families and people with developmental disabilities can use the funding they receive to pay someone to help them. You can now apply for this support through the application process at DSO!