- It is a visual person-centered planning and goal setting tool
- It uses graphics facilitation to map out a vision of a desirable future for an individual or a group of people.
- It uses graphics where possible to make it more alive and interesting.
- It helps the pathfinder and their supporters focused on their dreams and goals
- It was developed by Marsh Forrest, Jack Pearpoint and John O’Brien
- It is recognised globally in the disability sector as a valuable tool.
- A P.A.T.H is completed with the pathfinder (a person with a disability)
- They are supported by those who care about the pathfinder, and who are interested in helping them move toward their goals.
- It is facilitated by two people, both who have been trained in completing P.A.T.Hs.
- A framework is followed and a graphic record is created.
- It uses colourful and creative images and drawings that provide memories without relying on words.
- These images and colours assist in creative thinking, provide energy and support memory.
- Goals are set, as part of the journey, then actions to achieve these goals are recorded.
Parent to Parent Facilitators are:
- Parents who have a daughter or son with a disability.
- They have completed extensive training in various models of planning
- They bring with them their personal life experience.
- They develop their own daughter’s or son’s plans before sharing with the community in order to be fully present for the families that they are supporting.
Did you know you can fund your P.A.T.H through your NDIS funding?