MAPs are a planning tool that you can use to help individuals, organizations and families to figure out how to move into the future effectively and creatively.
They were first used as a tool for helping disabled children to integrate into mainstream schools, but they are now used more widely in person-centered planning with children and adults.
How you can use this to support people to thrive
You can use the MAPs process to:
- Help people to find their way through unknown territory
- Help people think about where they are now and where they need to go
- To think about their past and how it might influence their future
- To share their dreams and aspirations
- To share their fears about the future and how to mitigate them
- To build on their gifts, strengths and talents to decide a way forward
- To set clear actions and responsibilities for moving forward towards the planned destination
How we would deliver MAPs
We usually facilitate the MAPs process in a 2-3 hour session with the person who is exploring their future and other people in their life. You can also integrate it as part of a wider program of support and person-centered planning. Contact Mary Beth to find out more about what might be right for you.