Individual Support Plan (ISP)
In 2000, ODP recognized the need to standardize one plan to be used across the Commonwealth that would meet federal and state regulations. Using one plan allowed for the collection of consistent data.
The ISP process involves collaboration between the individual, his or her family, guardian or advocate, and other people important in the individual’s life. The individual and his or her family drive the process if they choose to do so.
During the information gathering process, it is important to have people present who know the individual best and will offer rich and detailed information about the individual and his/her needs. Information gathered should mirror the core values of Everyday Lives and should reflect the individual’s personal preferences, such as communication needs, what’s important to him/her, desired activities, and Independent Monitoring for Quality (IM4Q) results, just to name a few.
A completed plan should provide a means of achieving outcomes important to the person, integrating Natural Supports as well as funded supports. Needs must be met that effect health and welfare or, if absent, would cause the individual to not be supported in a community setting.
Enhancing the Quality of the ISP Series Courses:
- Part 1: Applying Principles of Person Centered Planning
- Part 2: Foundations of ISP Development
Part 3: Resources for Consistent Statewide Practices
- Part 4: Building a Foundation – Pennsylvania’s Outcomes Training
- Part 5: Outcome Statements
- Part 6: Outcome Concerns – A Bridge to Action