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Community Development and Planning Services

planningWhat is Planning?

Planning is a process where a person with a disability and or their family asks for help to plan for a positive future. The person and or family meets with a facilitator and works together to develop a customized plan. There is no ‘prescription’ for the plan. It is personalized, unique and linked to action.

When do people plan?

Planning is a way for people to use their ‘voice’. When people are dependent on services, they get used to people making decisions for them. Planning can be a process for people to gain confidence and experience in making choices and directing their own lives.

Why do people plan?

During a cross-roads or time of transition such as a young person leaving school or someone moving to a new home. When someone is experiencing a crisis in their life. When someone is wanting a change in their life such as a new job or house-mate. When someone wants to connect to new friends and activities. When someone wants others to listen to them and hear their choices and wishes.

Who do we serve?

Anyone in St. Marys and area with a developmental disability who wants to participate in planning. Families may ask on behalf of their family member if she/he is unable to make the request. We can help people outside of our area find a facilitator near them.