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The Charting the LifeCourse Framework helps people and families of all abilities and all ages develop a vision for a good life, think about what they need to know and do, identify how to find or develop supports, and discover what it takes to live the lives they want to live. Created BY SELF ADVOCATES and FAMILIES, the LifeCourse guides you in focusing on the current situation and stage of life and helps people look ahead to think about life experiences that will help move them toward an inclusive, productive life in the future.

Originally created for people with disabilities who recognize The GOOD LIFE doesn’t happen by accident. The GOOD LIFE is intentional; it takes planning. This is a universally-designed framework empowers people and their families to plan across the LIFESPAN and across LIFE DOMAINS and may be used by any person or family making a life plan.

Kansas is part of a 17 state Community of Practice designed to rethink how we are supporting self-advocates and families across the LIFESPAN. This framework may be used by any person or family making a life plan, regardless of life circumstances or abilities. To learn more about the LifeCourse Framework, you can:

For upcoming Framework events and activities, check the KCDD calendar or call or email Craig Knutson at 786-296-1980 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Charting the

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


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