WAiS provides support to people and families with planning, and also provides support in preparing to plan in the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Click here if you want to know a little more about this. If you would like to talk with us about planning, please contact us on 9481 0101

WAiS have co-developed some Planning resources with people, families and service providers.

These resources have been designed to help people think about some things that may be helpful when planning.

They are a set of 12 cards, with an accompanying booklet. The booklet has some information about using the cards, and also can be used to write notes down for each card set section.

The Pre-Planning Resources are not a replacement for Person Centred Planning. The resources can be used to complement person centred planning approaches

The resources were funded by the WA Disability Services Commission through the National Disability Services WA as part of a Quality Service Improvement Grant.

You can download PDF accessible card sets and the booklet below by clicking on the image.

If you would like a copy of the planning card sets in Braille, please contact us on 9481 0101.








Person Centered Planning originally had its beginnings started in the 1970’s across Canada and the United States.

The term ‘Person Centred Planning’ became common by 1985 and by then there were a number of planning approaches which included Personal Futures Planning, 24 hour planning, Individual Service Design, and Getting to know you.

By 1992, the number of planning approaches had increased and included MAPS, Group Action Planning, Families first planning, New Hats, Essential Lifestyle Planning, PATH, Whole life Planning, Personal Histories to name a few.

Interest in Person Centred Planning has significantly increased in recent years, to where the foundations of it, has shaped policy and practice   within Government and Service Organisations all over the world

Person-centred planning was always meant to be for, with and directed by people and the people who care about them – focusing on:

  • A vision for how you want to live
  • Your strengths and capacities
  • Building a group of supporters and allies
  • Being embedded in community
  • Systems changing to respond to people

John O’Brien and Herb Lovett refer to Person Centred Planning as “a family of approaches to organising and guiding community change in alliance with people with disabilities and their families and friends.”

Influential people who have been passionate in their efforts around person-centred planning and who have provided necessary leadership over many years, include John O’Brien, Connie Lyle O’BrienMarsha Forest, Susan Burke Harrison, Herb LovettBeth Mount, Jack PearpointMichael SmullJudith SnowHelen Sanderson, Pete Ritchie, and Jack Yates to name a few.



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