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Person Directed Planning Program

What is the Person-Directed Planning Program? 

Person-Directed Planning is a way of supporting autistic adults/adults with autism, intellectual disabilities or mental health difficulties to identify and work toward their personal vision of a fulfilling and meaningful life. It is a process of imagining what a person's idea of a positive and possible future looks like, and bringing together the resources and connections that will help them to achieve those goals. Goals are created by using person-directed planning tools which may include a PATH, or MAP. 

Our PDPP team walks alongside and works with people to help connect them to the resources in their community that will help them to bring their vision to life.

The Person-Directed Planning Program is a collaborative and community-oriented approach to building a more inclusive and supportive society – one in which every person’s gifts are not only welcome, but necessary. 

Who is PDPP for? 

The Person-Directed Planning Program is for autistic adults (18 years and older)/adults with autism, intellectual disabilities or mental health difficulties. No formal diagnosis is necessary to be a part of this program. 

This pilot program is designed to engage persons with disabilities who are not currently supported by an agency service provider (e.g. excludes those in the Independent Living Support program, or staffed residential programs).  It is available to people in the South Shore, South West, Annapolis Valley and HRM. (Including the counties: Lunenburg, Queens, Shelburne, Yarmouth, Digby, Annapolis, Kings, & Hants) 

*Note: PDPP is currently offered online. 

How to Apply 

To apply, click this link and fill out the form to let us know you are interested in taking part in the Person-Directed Planning Program. Once you submit the form, somebody from the PDPP team will contact you within 2 business days. 


Please note:  

This program is expected to fill quickly as there are limited spaces available. All completed forms are time-stamped based upon arrival and processed in that order. Because of the high volume of interested people in this program, we cannot hold spots. Completing a pre-screening form does not guarantee you a spot in the program; you will be contacted within 2 days of filling out this form to talk more about the PDPP program. 

For more information, please contact April MacConnell at: 
Phone: 902-410-8597.