Strengthening meaningful person-centered supports Event Recording and Materials

The Institute on Disability’s Consumer Advisory Council presents:

Strengthening meaningful person-centered supports: Connecting to our commitment to quality person-centered practices

"Person-Centered Thinking", "Person-Centered Planning" and "Person-Centered Practice" are commonly used phrases in New Hampshire. These are concepts that we support, but how do we know that person-centeredness is being implemented effectively? We want to promote systems change that makes person-centered principles not just an aspiration but a reality in the lives of people who require services and supports across the lifespan.

This presentation recording focuses on energizing our commitment to person-centeredness in New Hampshire and explores how to support multiple opportunities in the state to ensure each person is at the center of their own planning. 

Target Audience

  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Family members
  • Advocates
  • Professionals, paraprofessionals, and policy makers;
    • Including program managers, administrators, case managers, caregiver specialists, direct support professionals, social workers, health care providers, nurses, clinicians, long term care specialists, assistive technology specialists, and transition coordinators.

The same program will be presented two times. The afternoon session will be in-person and the evening session will offer both in-person and virtual options. Please register for one session. There is no charge, but registration is required. Space is limited.


  • Valerie Bradley, President Emerita, is a nationally recognized expert in the intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) field and founder of the Human Services Research Institute (HSRI).  With more than 40 years of experience, Val is a nationally recognized expert in the intellectual and developmental disabilities field. She has devoted her career to working with public agencies and other researchers to strengthen services, improve programs, and inform policy
  • Alexandra Bonardi, Vice President, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities with HSRI and co-director of the National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems. Alixe’s work is driven by a passion for improving supports and services for people with IDD. She’s focused on applying her clinical experience and years working with people with developmental disabilities to working with public agency staff to measure and report on quality outcomes.

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Graphic Facilitation of the Strengthening Meaningful Person-Centered Supports Event (watch/listen to recording for details)

Graphic Facilitators created this visual representation of the discussion at the in-person Strengthening Meaningful Person-Centered Supports Event in 2023.