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We help schools & organizations reach their goals

We share our person-centered approach and innovative technology with schools, agencies, and organizations.
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School and Agency Support

Center for Independent Futures understands the challenges schools, agencies, and organizations face. And our expertise is as close as the phone.

When you work with us, you have access to a staff with strong professional credentials in education and social work who have consulted with school and agencies throughout the region. We know students and adults need to be prepared for the future, and laws and rules need to be satisfied. All this must be accomplished with increasingly tight budgets. Our person-centered approach accomplishes these goals and readies individuals to live more full and independent lives.

Full Life Process™

The cornerstone of our approach is the pursuit of a full life. With our Full Life Process™, schools can more efficiently and more cost effectively provide transition services than if they created a comprehensive curriculum themselves. We prepare students for life, not just the next set of "special needs" services. For organizations, the Full Life Process provides a person-centered approach that aligns with accepted best practices. Along the way, we support schools and organizations with ongoing training and consultation so that our partnerships make a difference in the lives of individuals and students.

We created the Full Life Process™ to align to Indicator 13 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and it satisfies the person-centered planning rules of Medicare. First, we listen to an individual’s hopes and dreams and help them create a plan—for students, this plan becomes measurable post-secondary goals. Then, we look at the individual's abilities and determine where new skills are needed by performing age-appropriate assessments. Finally, it's time to learn. We create a plan to learn transition skills and reach goals. For educators and agency professionals, this process simplifies the writing of annual IEP and ISP goals required by law.

With hopes and dreams at its center, The Full Life Model™ is the prism through which we view each individual. The eight essential aspects of a full life are integral to our person-centered Planning Process, Skills Inventory, and Skills Training.

Technology for Person-Centered Outcomes

Our exclusive online application documents an individual's goals and plans and monitors achievement. Instructors, administrators, and individuals can use a computer or mobile device to set specific goals, create action plans, and track progress. With the Full Life ProcessTM, students and individuals determine their own paths, become more independent, and engage in the world around them.

The Full Life Process includes:

  • a comprehensive Skills Inventory
  • a unique person-centered Planning Process
  • a robust Skills Curriculum

...all delivered in an easy-to-use, web-based application.


  • Student- and individual-driven IEP/ISP process
  • Clear, person-centered plan with evidence and outcomes
  • Independent living skills acquisition
  • Demonstration of self-determination skills like advocacy, decision-making, and goal-setting
  • Action planning, resource identification, and plan implementation
  • Identification of personal and community networks
  • Collection and tracking data
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The Full Life Process™