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Person-Centered Practices Resources

February 7, 2022

NCAPPS compiled a list of helpful resources for person-centered practices and related activities to enhance work supporting people with disabilities and older adults with long-term services needs.

Learn more about the resources and follow the links for more information.

Person-Centered Practices in the National Core Indicators Data. (November 2021). This resource provides examples of existing measures of outcomes of person-centered supports. It demonstrates how a state could use NCI data to understand person-centered outcomes of supports within their state with direct reference to the CMS home- and community-based settings.

Person-Centered Practice as Anchor and Beacon: Pandemic Wisdom from the NCAPPS Community. (March 2021) In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, NCAPPS reached out to its network to invite members to film brief videos responding to how we hold on to - and even expand - person-centered practices during a global pandemic. These videos are now featured as part of the NCAPPS Shorts collection. NCAPPS invited all participants to co-create a journal article exploring the themes that emerged from the videos. Twelve people - a mix of disabled and non-disabled NCAPPS staff and colleagues, came together to create the paper. The paper - and the process - was a very collaborative effort and is a reminder of the power of community and connection in advancing person-centered thinking, planning, and practice.

Removing Barriers to Healthcare: A New Era for House Calls? (November 2021) This resources provides ideas for health care professionals, leaders, states and community stakeholders to think about as we dream of a new, and more accessible normal in the era of COVID-19. 

Asset Mapping Toolkit. (June 2020) This toolkit is valuable for those working to connect in a meaningful way with the stakeholder network in their area. 

Five Competency Domains for Staff Who Facilitate Person-Centered Planning. (November 2020) Given the importance of choice and self-determination in any person-centered system, it is important that those who provide support understand and embrace the skills and values necessary to maximize the participants ability to make decisions and exercise agency in their lives.

Better Together: Brain Injury Survivors Building Community & Making a Difference. (October 2021) While it feels safe to assume that we all agree that leadership from and involvement by individuals with lived experience is a key ingredient to making a project successful it is all to easy to make the invite and then be confused as to why the project was not as successful as you had hoped. This webinar provided tangible advice and tools from people with lived experience about how to make participation on teams accessible for people with brain injuries. It provided great advice that is relevant for making any team or group process accessible to everyone involved. 

Person-Centered Supports in Popular Culture. (August 2021) It can be important that all people get to see themselves reflected in media depictions, and unfortunately these haven’t always featured people with disabilities. 

Doing With, Not Doing For: What It Takes to Facilitate Person-Centered Planning. (January 2021) This webinar is a companion to the Five Competency Domains for Staff Who Facilitate Person-Centered Planning NCAPPS resource. The five competency domains are incredibly useful when seeking to hire or train facilitators in person-centered planning, developing quality standards, or helping people who access services and their caregivers learn about what they should expect from the planning process.

The National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS) assists states agencies, tribes, and territories to advance person-centered thinking and practices to support people with disabilities and older adults with long-term service and support needs. NCAPPS is funded by the Administration for Community Living and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and administered by the Human Services Research Institute (HSRI). All NCAPPS webinars will be recorded and archived at

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