The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices developed the training curriculum used by the IPCP. They began this work in the 1980’s and have continually developed, improved, and incorporated innovative ideas and methods to facilitate community life for people with developmental and other disabilities. Originally called the Essential Lifestyle Planning (ELP), person-centered practices have found their way from the US to Canada, the UK, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and more. The Learning Community is the leader in person-centered practices development. All IPCP mentors and trainers are certified by The Learning Community.