Useful to: Parents Centers and service providers working with families of young adults and adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

The Center for Future Planning, a resource provided by the Arc, encourages adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families to plan for the future. The Center provides information and assistance to individuals with I/DD, their family members and friends, professionals who support them, and other members of the community on areas such as person-centered planning, decision-making, housing options, and financial planning. The site includes such information and features as:

  • Future Planning 101 (learn about person-centered planning)
  • Build Your Plan Tool (an online guided process that enables families to create accounts and begin to build their plans within the Center, with the main focus of the plan being the person with I/DD’s interests, preferences, and skills)
  • See What Others Have Planned (personal stories)
  • Get help for someone with I/DD who has an urgent need  for temporary or permanent support

Visit the Center at: