Support Planning

PB138187For over 45 years CIP has been standing with and supporting people who have disabilities in their communities as they pursue their personal dreams and goals. Through Support Planning services we can assist in developing a wide range of supports to provide continuity of care, advocacy, access to resources, staff coordination and hiring, and monitoring the provision of services.

Most consumer-directed options require that the person or his or her representative develop a community support plan. This plan must be approved before services can begin.

How We Develop Our Plans

At Community Involvement Programs (CIP), we use person-centered planning, what we believe to be the best way to create a support plan. During person-centered planning, our team would consider:

  • Areas of a participant’s life that she or he would like to change for the better
  • What kind of help they might need to accomplish this
  • What other needs do they have now
  • What would be the best way to meet those needs

Based on the answers to these and other questions, the community support plan is developed in a collaborative process. The final plan will include details, such as:

  • Who will provide the services
  • Qualifications and training requirements for support workers
  • How much support workers will be paid
  • What goods are going to be purchased
  • An emergency back-up plan

Support planners at CIP are experienced professionals who are seasoned in person-centered planning approaches. Our support planners can help you develop the plan, complete the required paperwork, develop the detailed budget and submit your plan for approval. Unfortunately, Community Involvement Programs cannot provide support planning services along with other related services to the same individual.

Would you like to learn more?

Amy Daher would be happy to meet with you to see if CIP would be a good fit for yourself or those you care for. Please contact Amy at 612-362-4406 or adaher@cipmn.org.