Free Online Tools for Charting Your Future

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Future Planning Resources from The Arc US

Future planning creates a person-centered roadmap to help individuals with I/DD identify their goals and the supports and resources needed to meet those goals—from housing, finances, employment, health, relationships, technology, and more.

The Arc of the United State’s Center for Future Planning offers free resources to help self-advocates, families, professionals, and others tackle all aspects of future planning, including housing, finances, employment, support services, and more.

As you start to think about what a plan might look like or how you can help others plan, consider the following resources:

Free Online Planning Tool for Washington State

My Life Plan, an online planning tool created by the Washington State DD Council and The Arc of Washington State walks you through important questions to ask in five life areas:
  • Home Living
  • Community Living
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Social Activities
  • Education/Employment/ Retirement
  • Health & Safety
  • Protection & Advocacy

My Life Plan puts the individual at the center of life decisions every step of the way, helping you navigate planning with age-specific questions designed with input from families and professionals who understand what it takes to prepare for each stage of life. Begin your journey here.


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