Thinking About the Future
This section contains information about ‘Thinking about the Future’ and includes topics on planning ahead, creating a vision, personal planning & circle of supports.
A guide to Personal Planning with Support Organisations
In New Zealand there is an increasing opportunity for carers and whānau to get the supports and services they need based on what they want. A support organisation might ask questions like: “What does a good life look like for you?”, or “How can we best support you?” …
Getting Older is part four of a four part time-line series that includes – the Early Years, the Middle Years, Adulthood and Getting Older.
Talking About Imagining Better
This short paper has been written to provide a ‘a conversation starter’ on creating a vision and imagining better. It is designed to offer brief, but important information and thoughts on the topic which will enable people to create a vision, or to help them clarify their situation.
Talking About a Meaningful and Valued Contribution (exploring interests, gifts and capabilities)
This short paper has been written to provide a ‘a conversation starter’ on the topic of making a meaningful and valued contribution. It is designed to get people thinking, talking and seeking further assistance as they require.
Talking About Surrounding Yourself with Support
This ‘conversation starter’ covers the notion that you can develop your personal networks and increase your access to supportive and helpful people. It will focus on one particular method that many families have found to be very practical – ‘Circles of Support’.
Life beyond school
Life beyond school takes a lot of thinking and planning.