Living the life I want

Living the life I want: A guide to help with planning has been developed with and for people with cognitive impairment and complex support needs to assist them to engage in making plans. The ‘Living the life I want: A guide to help with planning’ was developed with and for people with cognitive impairment and complex support needs to assist them to engage in making plans. The guide is designed to assist people to visualise and articulate their goals, and systematically work through the process of what is needed to achieve them.

The ‘Living the life I want: A guide to help with planning’ provides multiple, accessible ways for people with cognitive disability and complex support needs to engage with the content. Users are encouraged to try visually depicting their goals using the included body outlines, and/or can write their responses to guiding questions.

The guide includes a four-stage planning process:

     Stage 1: Getting to Know Me

     Stage 2: Thinking About My Goals

     Stage 3: Making it Happen

     Stage 4: Doing it; Thinking About it; Changing it

Each of these stages is depicted both visually and through accessible language. A case study example, based on composite real experiences of people with cognitive disability and CSN, is used throughout the guide to assist an individual to apply the concepts to her/his own planning.

The guide also includes a supplementary ‘Supporters’ Guide’ section to assist family members, advocates, or support workers to use the guide with people with cognitive disability and complex support needs.

You can access the “Living the life I want” planning guide by clicking here.