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Charting the LifeCourse is a framework and system of tools to help people with disabilities and families articulate what they want and need.

The Charting the LifeCourse framework is designed to help people and families at any age or stage of life:

  • Develop a vision for a good life
  • Think about what they need to know and do
  • Identify how to find or develop supports
  • Discover what it takes to live the lives they want to live

Charting the LifeCourse has evolved into a transformative human-centric movement impacting policies and practices across the country.

Principles of the framework
Charting the LifeCourse's core belief is that all people have the right to live, love, work, play and pursue their own life aspirations. Watch the video below or check out this overview (PDF) to learn about Charting the LifeCourse's core principles.

Charting the LifeCourse Framework - The Foundation For a Good Life


Our family and friends
In this video, Jamie shares one of the principles of Charting the LifeCourse, that each of us exists in the context of our family and community.

Charting the LifeCourse - Person in the Content of Family and Community
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