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O'Brien, John 1946-

Works: 60 works in 169 publications in 3 languages and 1,094 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Case studies  Biography  Literature  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about John O'Brien
Most widely held works by John O'Brien
England by Setsuo Katō( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the life of a ten-year-old boy and his family in London, describing his home and school activities and the religions, foods, political system, language, and ethnic composition of his country
Action for inclusion : how to improve schools by welcoming children with special needs into regular classrooms by John O'Brien( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a clear presentation of the values behind full inclusion and outlines a sensible series of actions that can be followed to make full inclusion a reality
The origins of person-centered planning : a community of practice perspective by Connie Lyle O'Brien( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper traces the history of person-centered planning in programming for individuals with disabilities. It begins by describing the context shared by the first four methods of person-centered planning to emerge (Personal Futures Planning, Individual Design Sessions, Getting To Know You, and Twenty-Four Hour Planning) and some of their formative influences. The development of the Program Analysis of Service Systems (PASS) and the growth of community service systems sufficiently powerful to support all people, regardless of the severity of disability, is discussed, along with political and parent advocacy influences. It highlights the common agenda of the first approaches to person-centered planning which reflected their originator's involvement in the normalization teaching of community of practice. These approaches included: increasing choice, advocating de-personalizing labels and difference-making procedures, honoring the voices of the person and those who know the person best, building relationships, individualizing supports based on high expectations, and demanding that agencies adopt new forms of services. The paper concludes that person-centered planning has grown because passionate concern to support people with developmental disabilities to discover and contribute their gifts brought people together to form communities of practice. These communities of practice supported the creation of skills and knowledge necessary to organize growing numbers of people and agencies around people's vision of a good life in community. (Contains 57 references.) (CR)
(Ré)interprétations : études sur le seizième siècle( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and French and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When people care enough to act : ABCD in action by Mike Green( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little book about person centered planning( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Members of each other : building community in company with people with developmental disabilities by John O'Brien( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Implementing person-centered planning : voices of experience( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrating the ordinary : the emergence of Options in Community Living as a thoughtful organization by John O'Brien( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The PATH & MAPS handbook : person-centered ways to build community by John O'Brien( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Make a difference : a guidebook for person-centred direct support by John O'Brien( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advocacy : the UK and American experiences by Bob Sang( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remembering the soul of our work : stories by John O'Brien( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The personal stories in this collection are by the staff of an agency which provides "supported living" services to adults with mental retardation and other disabilities. The stories were written to be read at monthly staff meetings when time is set aside to clarify and renew the organization's values. Introductory material offers suggestions for other agencies wishing to use this approach, provides basic information on the Options in Community Living organization, and describes three typical clients. The brief narratives are grouped into the following categories: ordinary moments, everyday triumphs, assistance, understanding, how people change, dreams, family, friends, money matters, fighting the system, clienthood, control, suffering and death, teachers, words of power, "why I do this work," and writing stories at work. (DB)
PATH : a workbook for planning positive possible futures : planning alternative tomorrows with hope for schools, organizations, businesses, families by Jack Pearpoint( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Person-centered planning with MAPS and PATH : a workbook for facilitators by John O'Brien( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CAPE : standards for citizen advocacy program evaluation by John O'Brien( Book )

3 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'intégration en action : comment améliorer l'école en accueillant dans les classes régulières ces enfants présentant des besoins particuliers by John O'Brien( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations on citizenship & person-centred work( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PATH : planning alternative tomorrows with hope( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrates an 8 stage process used to envision new possibilities for disabled persons and to turn those possibilities into reality
Finding a way toward everyday lives : the contribution of person centered planning by John O'Brien( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide presents principles of person-centered planning, an approach to organizing and guiding community change in alliance with people with disabilities and their families and friends. The approach focuses on the individual's desired future, his or her present reality, necessary services, and currently available community resources. Individual sections of the guide focus on: foundations of person-centered planning; how person-centered planning influences change; limitations of person-centered planning (e.g., such planning moves slower when the focus person's interests are not clear); controversies among people engaged in person-centered planning (e.g., what can be expected of the family and how much control should the focus person have); the common fear of the debasement of person-centered planning through treating it as a system fad rather than a tool for change; and different approaches to person-centered planning (e.g., individual service design, personal futures planning, and essential lifestyle planning). The guide also provides 21 print references and several organizational contacts. (DB)
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Alternative Names
John O'Brien (advocate) Amerikaans auteur

John O'Brien amerikanischer Autor (20. Jhd)

John O'Brien auteur américain (20ème siècle)

John O'Brien autor estadounidense

John O'Brien autor estauxunidense

O'Brien, John A.

O'Brien, John W.

O'Brien, John W. 1946-

オブライエン, ジョン・W

English (105)

French (3)

German (1)