Tools for Conversations

Supplemental Handouts

Graphic: Screenshot of LifeCourse Infographic, August 2016

Charting the LifeCourse Infographic

August 2016

This handout is a visual representation to help with understanding the LifeCourse framework guiding principles. It highlights the key areas of the framework and presents the information concisely. This handout pairs best with a presentation or professional who knows the framework well and is able to answer any questions.

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Updated August 2016 to include life domains, the ‘three circles,’ reflect new Integrated Supports Star, and improve design.

Graphic: Screenshot of LifeCourse Principles document

Foundation of the LifeCourse Framework

February 2017

This tool explains the main elements and core beliefs of the life course framework. It can be used to help someone who is unfamiliar with the LifeCourse framework or tools understand the basics and explain it to others.

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Graphic: Screenshot of Life Trajectory Worksheet

Life Trajectory Worksheet: Individual and Family Versions

February 2017

Everyone wants a good life, and defines their good life in their own way. This tool can be used to help individuals and families think about what a good life means to them, and also identify what they know they don’t want. The space around the arrows can be used to think about current or needed life experiences that help point the trajectory arrow in the direction of the good life vision.

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Graphic: Screenshot of Cover of LifeCourse Experiences and Questions Booklet

Charting the LifeCourse: Experiences and Questions Booklet

September 2016

This booklet helps individuals and families know the questions to ask and things to think about throughout the life course, in order to have the experiences that help lead to the good life that they envision. Most of the questions and life experiences in this booklet could apply to anyone, whether they have a disability or not! 

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Updated September 2016 to include Creative Commons language and add footer crediting developers.

Graphic: Screenshot Vision & Planning Tool

Tool for Developing a Vision: Individual and Family Versions

February 2017

Forming a vision and beginning to plan for the future in each of the life domains helps plot a trajectory for a full, inclusive, quality life in the community. This tool is to help individuals of all ages and/or their families– from the very young child, an adult or somewhere in between – start to think about a more specific vision for life as an adult. This tool also helps individuals and families narrow down what life domain(s) they are focusing on by rating what is most important to them at this point in time.

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Graphic: Screenshot of Life Possibilities LifeCourse tool

Exploring Life Possibilities

February 2017

There are many options for living, working, and playing in the community. What might have been new and exciting 30 years ago, may not work for today’s vision of a quality life in the community. This tool is to help individuals and families explore variety of kinds of options for where they might live or do during the day to earn money or have fun. Some may be more traditional or historic and no longer preferred by many, some that are known and tried but not necessarily the norm, and others that are new or unfamiliar to individuals, families and professionals.

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Graphic: Screenshot of Integrated Supports Star Worksheet LifeCourse Tool

Integrated Supports Star Worksheet

Divided Star | Black and White

February 2017

All people need support to lead good lives. Using a combination of many different kinds of support helps to plot a trajectory toward an inclusive, quality, community life. This tool will help families and individuals brainstorm the supports that they already have or might need in order to work in partnership to make their vision for a good life possible.

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Graphic: Screenshot of Integrated Support Options LifeCourse handout

Integrated Support Options

February 2017

People often need support to lead good lives. Using a combination of many different kinds of support helps to plot a trajectory toward an inclusive, quality, community life. This tool will help families and individuals think about how to work in partnership to support their vision for a good life.

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Integrated Long Term Service and Support Needs Template

February 2017

Once people have figured out the types of supports needed and/or existing, this template is a way to apply the supports to a daily/weekly schedule. The worksheet includes instructions and an example on the back.

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Graphic: Screenshot of the Long Term Support template before and after integrated supports was applied

Integrated Long Term Service and Support Needs – Before and After Integrating Support

February 2017

This is an example of what the template looks like filled out for a particular individual in a more traditional systems model and in an integrated support model.

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Graphic: Screenshot of LifeCourse Toolkit Menu

LifeCourse Toolkit Menu

February 2017

This document explains the purpose of the toolkit and lists each tool and its purpose.

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Updated February 2017 with new  header and updated screenshots.

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