A plan developer (sometimes called service coordinator) is the person the participant chooses to help them with the important tasks.
Plan developers help participants do many tasks, including:
- Decide who to invite to the person-centered planning meeting
- Assist in finding a location and facilitating the person-centered planning meeting
- Write the individual support plan (ISP) with the approval of the participant and the participant’s guardian (if applicable)
- Verify the necessary supporting documentation has been included as part of the ISP
- Make any needed corrections to the ISP
- Make sure all of the required signatures are on the ISP
- Ensure the ISP is submitted to the Bureau of Developmental Disability Services (BDDS) within the required timeframes
- Modify the ISP during the plan year, as needed
Participants may develop their own plan or choose a paid or non-paid plan developer. Most participants choose to use a paid plan developer.
Paid plan developers
- A paid plan developer must meet the same qualifications as a service coordinator.
- A paid plan developer cannot be paid to provide any other services requested on the ISP they develop for a participant, except for plan development and/or service coordination.
- A paid plan developer cannot be an IAP.
Unpaid plan developers
- An unpaid plan developer can be any adult a participant chooses, as long as this person is not paid to provide any services requested on the participant’s ISP other than plan development.