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Person Directed Planning Program

Person Directed Planning Program

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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 for them, and then bringing together the resources and connections that will help them to achieve those goals. 
 

Autism Nova Scotia’s Person-Directed Planning Program (PDPP) supports people as they move toward their goals and dreams for the future. 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. 
 
- People who are not currently enrolled in a supported residential or day program 
 
-PDPP is available for adults living in the Halifax Regional Municipality and Western Nova Scotia (including the counties Hants, Kings, Annapolis, Digby, Yarmouth, Shelburne, Queens, and Lunenburg). 

*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: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=g97mQONxpkKyqfV_GP0-ozyDW-oizN1LvpUzXRRaUKRUNTlSR0ZITERFQUFFTjA0QjBaVTFINjFLTS4u 

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: 
 
Email: amacconnell@autismns.ca  
Phone: 902-410-8597.