A New Plan: Renew the Promise of Person Centered Planning


“It is said that a goal without a plan, is just a wish. Through their engaging book, A New Plan, Dykstra and Dykstra provide a practical method to support people in identifying their goals and recognizing ways to move forward and achieve their best possible life – one in which they flourish! This book is a must-read for anyone involved in person-centered planning.”
– Mary Kay Rizzolo, President and CEO, CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership –

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Dykstra & Dykstra Authors A New Plan

A New Plan renews the promise of person-centered planning with powerful research-based positive psychology skills and tools. Authors Dykstra & Dykstra build on the foundation of historical contributions to advance their 10 Principles of Person-Centered Planning. They reflect on the reasons people don’t plan and stress the importance of addressing personal outcomes. A New Plan introduces the role of the Champion in the life of a person who has disabilities and includes a new implementation framework, along with the specific action steps needed to enable a person to flourish and live their best life possible.

The authors stress the importance of cultivating a positive organizational culture. The book includes the Organizational Inventory of Person-Centeredness that allows readers and providers to assess their person-centered efforts and find areas to address for continuous improvement.

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