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Explore the Six Main Areas of Future Planning
When developing a person-centered plan for a person with an intellectual and/or developmental disability (IDD), there are different aspects of daily living that need to be considered.

To help you get started, we have broken the future planning process into six manageable sections. In each section, you will find tips to help guide planning and questions to think about as you start working on your future plan.

Explore these six areas on our website:

  1. Expressing wishes for the future
  2. Deciding where to live
  3. Financing the future
  4. Employment and daily activities
  5. Supporting daily and major life decisions
  6. Making social connections
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Making My Own Health Care Decisions
Download a free resource that people with IDD can share with their doctors to describe how and when they want help making health care decisions.
The document includes questions about:

  • How the person with IDD makes decisions and when they may want help making decisions
  • What things their supporter can help with and talk to the doctor about
  • How the person with IDD acts when they are upset, worried, or confused
  • What the doctor can do if the person with IDD is upset, worried, or confused
For people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.