Phoenix Facilitation

Phoenix Facilitation offers Person-Centered Thinking Training, Person-Centered Planning, Independent Facilitation, Advocacy, training, and education regarding the California Regional Center system and generic resources, including school districts, In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS), and other waiver programs, to individuals served, families, and other stakeholders involved in the developmental disability system.

We believe strongly in transparency, sharing knowledge, and protecting and advocating for the rights of this population, and that The Learning Community for Person-Centered Practices (TLCPCP) said it best - "Person-Centered is about better lives, not just better paper."

Contact us in English or Spanish today for a one-hour free consultation to see how we can help you receive the services you need and are entitled to.

Our Story

Phoenix Facilitation was born out of a passion for Person-Centered Thinking, Self-Determination, and ensuring that the rights of individuals with developmental disabilities are respected.

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Our Story

Naomi Hagel, the founder of Phoenix Facilitation, holds a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling and is a Credentialed Person-Centered Thinking Trainer via The Learning Community for Person-Centered Practices. She recently received training in the Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction (SDLMI) and has past experience with dual diagnoses, psychiatric/psychotropic medications, the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), and the Regional Center system as both a vendor and staff. Her passion lies in ensuring that all individuals with developmental disabilities have their rights respected and are able to access all services they are entitled to through generic and Regional Center funded sources. She has a particular interest in working with historically underserved communities and those impacted by disparities in service delivery, as well as working with self-advocates.

Naomi takes pride in her extensive knowledge of the Lanterman Act and Self-Determination; she previously successfully onboarded over 40 individuals to this new service delivery system as a manager at a Regional Center. She and her team are available for advocacy, Person-Centered Planning, and Independent Facilitation in the traditional and Self-Determination Regional Center systems, as well as consultation for generic resources including school district services and In-Home Supportive Services, throughout the state of California, both virtually and in-person (travel fees may apply.) Phoenix Facilitation's services can be paid for via Person-Centered Planning Funding (024), Self-Determination funding as Independent Facilitation (code 340), and/or private payment. Phoenix Facilitation is able and prepared to support participants and families through all aspects of the Regional Center processes, up to and including preparation for, guidance through, and representation at Fair Hearings. Rates will be discussed during an initial one-hour free consultation, and a sliding scale may be available, based on need. Spanish-language services are also available.

Naomi is also available to provide Person-Centered Thinking Training to organizations nationwide, whether that be virtually or in-person (travel costs may apply.) When conducting the training, she is open and flexible to schedules that work best to deliver the 12 hours of material without being disruptive to agency operations. She customizes her training delivery to each specific agency and particularly enjoys and has experience with "operationalizing" Person-Centered Thinking to make it actionable for developmental disability services and schools.

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