One of many terms being used for creating a plan for people receiving services that is based on their abilities, strengths and personal desires or goals.
These plans are created by support teams or circles of support (the people who know the person best and who the person would like to have participate in planning), and professionals who are only invited at the request of the rest of the support team.
See related terms: Power of Attorney, Advance Health Care Directive, and Living Will. A condition in which white blood cell counts fall below safe levels. Aided communication approaches include the use of actual objects, communication boards with photographs or symbols, or "high tech" voice output devices that "speak" for the person. It can be a side effect of antipsychotic medication. A person may pace or fidget and appear restless or nervous. Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia among older people.
A person who speaks up and is active in working toward equal rights, opportunities, and respect for another person or groups of people. It can be mild to very serious feelings of sensitivity. It involves the parts of the brain that control thought, memory, and language.
This term is one that is commonly defined very specifically by state laws or regulations. States that have specifically provided links to definitions or information regarding this term through special CDS customizations content include: PA, KS, MN.