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John O'Brien and his wife and partner Connie Lyle O'Brien have been in the forefront of thinking and creating precedent setting innovations that helped to created full lives for people with disability labels the world over. In addition to developing many of the planning systems used internationally, training thousands of facilitators and human service workers, they have also been writers with enormous insight and sensitivity. Below are some of their books that Inclusion Press has been privileged to publish.

Several free downloads are available here.

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Action for InclusionAction for Inclusion
How to improve schools by welcoming children with special needs into regular classrooms
by O'Brien & Forest with J. Pearpoint, Snow & Hasbury
>Inclusion Classic
   Books Pack
Conversations on Citizenship
Conversations on Citizenship and Person Centered Work

Edited by John O’Brien & Carol Blessing

Celebrating the Ordinary
Celebrating the Ordinary
The emergence of options in community living as a thoughtful organization

by John O'Brien, Connie Lyle O'Brien & Gail Jacob

>Community Living Pack
A Little Book About Person Centered PlanningA Little Book About Person Centered Planning
Ways to think about person-centered planning

John O'Brien & Connie Lyle O'Brien - Editors

>Person-Centered Planning
Hints for Graphic Facilitators
Implementing Person-Centered Planning
Voices of Experience

John O'Brien & Connie Lyle O'Brien - Editors

>Person-Centered Planning
Make A DifferenceMake A Difference
A Guidebook for Person-Centered Direct Support

John O'Brien &
Beth Mount

Plus Resource Kit and Learning Journey Manual

Members of Each Other
Building community in company with people with developmental disabilities

by John O'Brien and Connie Lyle O'Brien

>Community Living Pack
The PATH & MAPS HandbookThe PATH & MAPS Handbook
Person-Centered Ways to Build Community

John O'Brien, Jack Pearpoint and Lynda Kahn
PATH: Planning Possible Positive FuturesPATH: Planning Possible Positive Futures
Planning alternative tomorrows with hope for schools organizations, businesses and families

by Jack Pearpoint, John O'Brien, Marsha Forest

>Path Action Pack

People with Developmental Disabilities & Their Allies Building Communities That Work Better for Everybody

John O’Brien and Beth Mount

Person-Centered Planning with MAPS and PATH
Person-Centered Planning with MAPS and PATH
A Workbook for Facilitators

by John O'Brien & Jack Pearpoint
Finding Meaning in the WorkFinding Meaning in the Work
Facilitator's Kit

Ten Exercises to Encourage Reflection on Direct Support

Finding a Way to Everyday Lives
Actions That Build Communities
Deinstutionalization: Do We Still Know How to Fail After All These Years?
Supporting Social Roles: A second bottom line for services
A Disgrace to the Nation
Remembering Why: Promoting Valued Social Roles (English)
Se souvenir pourquoi (Français)
Reflecting on Social Roles
And Now They Need a Life
Perspectives on Most Integrated Services
What's Worth Working For
Ethics of Possibility

Many additional publications by John and Connie are free to download at The O'Brien Library on this site.

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