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PERSON-CENTE Per son -cen t er ed plan n in g is an it er at ive f u t u r e-plan n in g pr ocess or igin ally design ed t o assist people w it h developm en t al disabilit ies t o self -advocat e an d gain con t r ol over t h eir ow n lives. Hist or ically, per son -cen t er ed plan n in g h as st ar t ed w it h a t eam of people w h o car e abou t t h e t ar get per son an d w ho t h in k cr eat ively abou t developin g oppor t u n it ies f or in clu sion in t h e com m u n it y, h elp t o k eep t h e per son?s w an t s an d desir es at t h e f or ef r on t of t h e plan n in g, an d assist in f in din g w ays f or t h e per son t o develop t h e sk ills n ecessar y t o r each in dividu al goals. Th e RENEW m odel pair s t h is per son -cen t er ed plan n in g appr oach w it h t ech n iqu es f r om cogn it ive beh avior al t h er apy t o h elp you n g people w h o ar e at -r isk t o get ?u n -st u ck ? an d m ovin g f or w ar d. Th e t r adit ion al m odel of per son -cen t er ed plan n in g u ses a visu al m ap depict in g a per son?s cu r r en t st at u s, f u t u r e goal(s), an d t h e st eps n eeded t o at t ain each goal. Th e RENEW m odel also u ses gr aph ic f acilit at ion , bu t in a m u ch m or e com plex w ay.