The OhioISP is Person-Centered
Built on the Charting the LifeCourse (CtLC) core belief that all people have the right to live, love, work, play, and pursue their life aspirations, the OhioISP places the needs of the person receiving services in the center of the planning process. The person leads the planning process by making choices, setting goals, and deciding how they want to live their life.
Everyone on the Team is Essential
Every member of the team is equally important to the success of planning and implementing a person’s OhioISP. The team consists of the person, their family, friends, and professionals in the person’s support network. By asking questions and working with the person as their guide, teams explore the person’s vision of a good life in their current circumstances and the future.
The team explores all experiences and areas of the person’s life and considers every age and upcoming life changes. As they prepare for the OhioISP and assessment, the CtLC Person-Centered tools can help people with developmental disabilities, their families, and teams have more meaningful conversations that are focused on the person and the supports they need to fulfill their vision for a good life.
CtLC Family Perspective tools can specifically help families as they plan, problem-solve, or work on goals. The tools enable families to share information, their unique perspectives, and their opinions with the team.
One Plan for All of Ohio
The OhioISP format is the same no matter where you are in Ohio. People moving throughout the state will have the same plan format and experience the same planning process no matter what county they live in or what provider(s) they choose while maintaining the individuality of the plan content for each person.
In fact, when a person moves to a new county or facility, their Ohio ISP moves with them. Service and Support Administrators (SSAs) and Qualified Intellectual Disability Professionals (QIDPs) can continue using the person’s established plan, and the new team will not have to start the OhioISP from scratch.
SSAs, QIDPs, and providers can collaborate easier, even from across counties, because everyone is working from the same template. SSAs and QIDPs will receive standardized training to ensure statewide consistency in planning and assessment.
With a consistent plan for all Ohioans with developmental disabilities, providers, even if they offer multiple services or operate in multiple counties, will have a single plan to learn. No matter where they work or what services they provide, direct support professionals (DSPs) will know exactly where to find the information they need about the people they serve and the supports they are providing.
An online platform will be available to teams throughout Ohio to access the assessments and plans for the people they support.