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While our response to COVID-19 has changed the way we are doing things, our services to West Virginia families will continue via telehealth. All interactions will be conducted remotely via phone, email, or video conferencing. In person trainings are being revised and some will be offered remotely with prior registration. Please contact us with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your patience and flexibility.

Phone: 855-558-4296
Email: pbs@hsc.wvu.edu

Person-Centered Planning

PBS provides person-centered planning to individuals as well as agencies working with individuals with disabilities. Person-centered planning is a fun interactive eight-step process that focuses on the individual’s dream and what they want for their future. It helps participants develop goals and create an action plan for achieving their goals and increase their quality of life.

PBS staff use tools such as Making Action Plans (MAPs) and Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope (PATHs) to graphically facilitate person-centered planning with the participant and their team. Person-centered planning generally occurs in the person’s home or location of the focus person’s choosing with a support team of their choosing. The MAPs process takes about 1.5 - 2 hours to complete and the PATHs generally takes 2-3 hours to complete. These can be modified for individual needs.

Eligibility Requirements:

Person-Centered Planning can be used for people, families, or organizations. The only requirement is that the person-centered planning must be conducted in WV.

Apply here:

Please complete the following form(s) to apply for these services:

Click here for the PBS Person-Centered Planning Application

If you are seeking services for yourself or are the guardian of the individual eligible for services, please also complete the following form:

Release of Info to Receive Services

If you are seeking services for yourself or are the guardian of the individual eligible for services and would like for us to work directly with an agency or school, please also complete the following form:

Release of Info to External Agency