CD-Roms & Posters
Inclusion Press Catalog
Circles of Friends
John O'Brien Books
MAPS -- Making Action Plans -- is a planning process for people and organizations that begins with a story - the history. Maps has a series of empty container questions that ask a person/organization to tell us some of the milestones on their journey, so we can get to know them, dream with them, and begin to build a plan to move in the direction of their dreams.
MAPS means Maps. We have abandoned acronyms. Maps is about listening to a person's dreams, acknowledging their nightmares, then building a rich portrait of their gifts and talents so we are able to focus on simple daily actions that move them in constructive directions.
MAPS is a wonderful way to 'get to know' someone, in schools, in communities, in life. It is powerful and requires skilled facilitation by two facilitators - in order to make it safe for the MAP finder. A simple guideline: do no harm. The books and videos listed here introduce the idea, and demonstrate how it can be utilized with safely and integrity to move people toward a full life. Although MAPS originated in the 'disability' sector, its applications cover the full spectrum of life situations.
Click on book and video images for descriptions and ordering information.
|Action for Inclusion |
How to improve schools by welcoming children
with special needs into regular classrooms
by O'Brien & Forest with J. Pearpoint, Snow & Hasbury
|All My Life's a Circle |
New Expanded Edition
Using the Tools: Circles, MAPS and PATH
by by M. Falvey, M. Forest, J. Pearpoint and R. Rosenberg
>All Means All Pack
for Graphic Facilitators
Starting out or want a graphics refresher. Try this simple 'how to' book. A Person Centered tool.
by Jack Pearpoint
|A Little Book About Person Centered Planning |
Ways to think about person-centered planning
John O'Brien & Connie Lyle O'Brien - Editors
One Candle Power
Circles of Support - a classic seven volume series from Communitas edited and updated.
Edited by Cathy Ludlum
|The PATH & MAPS Handbook|
Person-Centered Ways to Build Community
John O'Brien, Jack Pearpoint and Lynda Kahn
|Person-Centered Planning with MAPS and PATH |
A Workbook for Facilitators
by John O'Brien & Jack Pearpoint
Kids Belong Together
24 minute celebration of friendship
Inclusion, Friendship and MAPS
Journey Vision, Focus, Action
A high-caliber MAPS training video
With a Little Help from My Friends
Creating schools where all kids belong and learn together