Event Details

Person-Centered Planning with MAPS: A Train the Trainer Session

*This is a one (1) day event - Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Audience: Grades 6-12: Teams of 2-4, including Special Education Teachers (consider representing different grade levels) and Parents/Families (optional)

Presenters: Nitza Diaz and Missy Wrigley, SERC Consultants


MAPS (Making Action Plans) is a person‐centered planning process that brings together the significant people in a student's life to create a plan for an inclusive future in school, community, and life. MAPS can be used effectively at any age, but it is an especially effective decision‐making tool as students transition from public school to college and/or career.

Such person‐centered planning processes are grounded in a student’s hopes and dreams and family priorities. In the space of a few short hours, the MAPS process allows the student, family members, friends, and other caring, involved adults to explore who the student is, the hopes and fears of the student and family, and how each of the MAPS participants can be involved in realizing the dream.

This one-day train-the-trainer session for school teams will provide professional learning in the facilitation of a MAPS planning session. Providing this PCP experience within districts will help students, families, and educators identify a student’s post-school goals and determine the services needed to achieve those goals.

This session requires registration by teams of 2 to 4. It is recommended the team include a parent of a student with disabilities if possible.

The session will be offered six times over the 2018-2019 school year. Please register your team for the session most convenient. Each team will be provided with the MAPS Facilitator Workbook.

For registration questions, please contact Linda Adorno, SERC, (860) 632-1485, ext. 241 or [email protected]

For content questions, please contact Missy Wrigley, SERC, (860) 632-1485 ext. 397 or [email protected]

  • When: Wed Apr. 3
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm

  • Address: 44 Hatchetts Hill Road
    Old Lyme CT,US 06371

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