Early Intervention Resources

  1.  ECTA-Center- Provides national leadership in assisting states with the implementation of high-quality child and family outcome measurements for early intervention
  2. Early Intervention Definition
  3. Early Intervention (Part C of IDEA)- Describes Part C of IDEA. Focuses on early intervention including eligibility and evaluation and assessment.
  4. Parent Center HUB- A resource website that summarizes early intervention information.
  5. Autism Speaks- Describes early intervention for a child born with autism.
  6. First Signs, Inc.- A national non-profit organization dedicated to educating parents and professionals about the early signs of autism and related disorders.
  7. Early Intervention Research Institute– An interdisciplinary organization committed to investigating and improving policies and practices that support the well-being of at-risk children.
  8. Effective Practices in Early Intervention
  9. Finding Early Intervention Resources in your State
  10. Teaching Tools for Challenging Behaviors

Person-Centered Planning Tool Resources

Resources and Templates– An information and resource site for person-centered thinking, planning and practices including tools, templates and planning for older adults.
Manual for Person-Centered Planning Facilitators– Created for person-centered planning facilitators developed by the Institute on Community Integration UAP University of Minnesota. Contains topics on preparing a checklist, facilitating a plan, follow-up and challenging situations with difficult group members.
Circle of Support Workbook– Developed by the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities. Provides an introduction to starting a circle of support group for individuals with disabilities.

Various Approaches

Essential Lifestyle Planning- A guide process designed to help the person discover what matters to them the most.

Essential Lifestyle Planning Forms- The Delaware Division of Developmental Disabilities Services provide planning form tools including personal profile, and workbook.


Inclusion PressРResources available  to purchase and download for free. Information on person-centered planning- PATH, MAPS and Circle of Support. The website also includes resources on inclusion.
Person-Centered Planning Relationship Map– Free download relationship map including instructions on completing the map.

PATH- Planning Alternative Tomorrows’ with Hope- uses a visual tool to detail the future

Personal Futures Planning- An ongoing process where the team replaces system-centered methods with person-centered planning.

A Brief Guide to Personal Futures Planning РA 25 page booklet which provides information on building a personal profile, using MAPS, and components of the Personal Futures Planning process.
Planning for the Future– A workbook to help students, their families and professionals to plan for life after high school. Using a person-centered approach to identify the student’s strength.