Providing support for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
Creating a vision brings the future into the present
so you can do something about it today.
If creating a vision about the future for your child, a family member or yourself is difficult to think about, you are not alone. But know this, the future is coming and will be here before you know it! Allow yourself to dream. Creating a vision can move you (and your child) from fear of the unknown to an action oriented plan - a vision with hopes and dreams for the future.
Your vision is your why. Your vision gives you direction. Your vision includes what you believe in (your core values) and what you believe the future holds for your child. It’s your desired future. It’s the powerful reason why you make the decisions you make; your overarching purpose. If you don’t know where you’re going, you might wind up someplace else – someplace you don’t want to be.
Information and tools to help families and their children develop a vision.
Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) have launched a new website and online training to encourage the use of Person-Centered Planning across the state. Person- Centered Planning helps people achieve the quality of life they desire and ensures they live, learn, work and participate in the setting of their choice.
This site includes information, resources and videos focused on building a vision for your child.
Person-centered planning is a broad term used to describe an intentional, deliberate approach to planning for and with the person with a disability, rather than waiting for and fearing the future.