Charting the Life Course

All people have the right to live, love, work, play and pursue their life aspirations in their community. 

The Charting the LifeCourse Framework was created BY FAMILIES to help individuals and families of all abilities and all ages develop a vision for a good life, think about what they need to know and do, identify how to find or develop supports, and discover what it takes to live the lives they want to live. Individuals and families may focus on their current situation and stage of life but may also find it helpful to look ahead to think about life experiences that will help move them toward an inclusive, productive life in the future.


Charting the LifeCourse Infographic
Foundation of the LifeCourse Framework
Life Trajectory Worksheet: Individual and Family Versions

Extra Charting the LifeCourse Resources

The EZ Readers were developed to provide individuals and families with plain language, easy-to-read information about the Division of Developmental Disabilities, resources, and supports.

Self Determination information from the Missouri Department of Mental Health

EZ Read Guides

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