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P.A.T.H

What is P.A.T.H?

Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope

  • 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.

What is the Process?

  • 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.

Who are the Facilitators?

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.

Why have a P.A.T.H done with P2P?

How much does it cost?

Did you know you can fund your P.A.T.H through your NDIS funding?

P.A.T.H Template

P.A.T.H Process

Sarah's P.A.T.H