PCT is an approach for supporting people with disabilities that involves the people who know them best coming together to identify what is "important to" as well as what is "important for" the person. There are four certified PCT trainers, who provide training for families, self-advocates and professionals and assistance with Individual Plan Facilitation.
The CLL also manages the Oklahoma Learning Community for Person Centered Practices, which has a long-term goal of improving the lives of people with intellectual and other disabilities by changing the thinking and practices of the people who support them.
Primary Partners: Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Council; Oklahoma Disability Law Center; Bios, A Better Life Homecare, Inc.
Self-Directed Services was a joint project between the CLL/UCEDD, DHS DDS, and the Oklahoma Medicaid agency to implement Self-Directed Services, an option for two Medicaid waivers. The Self-Directed Services Pilot Program was launched in fall 2006 by a CLL staff member and DDS professional.
Led by the Chickasaw Nation, and in collaboration with the Cherokee Nation, the OU Health Sciences Center developed the NARCH IV project for faculty development. The project included research training for Tribal employees/members to facilitate their work within Tribal health systems as key partners with academic faculty and other community members in order to conduct health related research. CLL/UCEDD staff worked to develop and sustain relationships with Oklahoma Tribes and engage in community based participatory based research.