Future Planning with P.A.T.H
This future planning with P.A.T.H is for people who want to set goals and identify steps to reach those goals.
What is P.A.T.H?
P.A.T.H stands for Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope.
- Marsha Forest, Jack Pearpoint and John O’Brien developed this globally recognised visual person-centred planning and goal setting tool.
- It uses graphics to map out a vision of a desirable future for an individual or a group of people.
- It helps participants and their supporters focused on their dreams and goals.
What is the Process?
- The participant (Pathfinder) is supported by those who care about them, and who are interested in helping them move toward their goals.
- Two of P2P’s trained staff facilitate the process.
- 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.
Why have a P.A.T.H done with P2P?
- It is an effective tool to help problem solve complex situations that need effective intervention. Especially if previous tools have not worked.
- P2P worked together with all parties in best interest of the person with a disability [who was the primary focus] and support the primary carer.
- P2P is a good neutral person for all parties concerned
How much does a P.A.T.H cost?
A P.A.T.H planning session costs $550 including GST and generally takes between 2- 4 hours.
Can a P.A.T.H be covered by YLYC or NDIS funding?
Yes! If you have YLYC funding that includes the right service categories, and you have available funds, we can use your funds for P.A.T.H planning.
For the NDIS, you can use your Capacity Building support budget to have a P.A.T.H completed and tailored towards your goals.
Who are the facilitators?
Our facilitators have:
- A daughter or son with a disability.
- Training in various models of planning.
- Personal life experience.
- Developed their own daughter’s or son’s plans, therefore they can be fully present for the families that they are supporting.