Statewide Information Resource & Referral for Advocacy & Service for People with Developmental Disabilities


MAPS & PATHS are planning processes that help individuals identify their goals. These models take the individual from the dream stage to the positive and practical application of making their dreams into reality. Both processes depend heavily on the development of natural supports. The difference between this and a wrap-around services plan is that wrap services depend on government funded agency provided supports. For example a latchkey child might get funded for after school recreational activities, whereas a child/family using the MAPS/PATHS model might arrange for a circle of friends for support after school. Many of us have access to natural supports which can help us access the quality of life community inclusion can offer.

Inclusion Network and Marsha Forest Centre
The Marsha Forest Centre and Inclusion Network in Toronto, Canada, focus on community inclusion for people with disabilities throughout the lifespan. They provide literature and training to propagate models of community inclusion and natural supports, including MAPS & PATHS. For more information on this important resource please visit their website at

Transition Services
Transition from High School to Adult Services – Main Page
Person Centered Planning
TOTAL Project
Written Transition Plans in the IEP
Transition and DHS Division of Rehabilitation Services – Vocational Rehabilitation
Illinois Next Steps Program
Advocacy Toolbox – Main Page

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