First Name


Last Name


Organization Name (If applicable)

Institute for Person Centered Practices; Texas Center for Disability Studies, University of Texas at Austin


414 Meadowview Cir, Longview, TX 75604, USA

Email Address
Work Number




Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities/Learning Difficulties, Schools/Transition, Physical Disabilities, Aging/Older Persons/End of Life, Mental Health

TLCPCP Trainer Certifications

Trainer: Person Centered Thinking (2 Day Instructor-Led), Mentor: Person Centered Thinking (2 Day Instructor-Led), Trainer: Person Centered Plan Facilitation (2 Day Instructor-Led), Mentor: Person Centered Plan Facilitation (2 Day Instructor-Led), Trainer: Families Planning Together (1 Day Instructor-Led), Mentor: Families Planning Together (1 Day Instructor-Led)


Laura G. Buckner has 30 years’ experience in the disability field.  A Licensed Professional Counselor and former special educator, Laura has invested the last 20 years in providing training on the local, state and national levels.  She works with the Texas Center for Disabilities at The University of Texas in Austin and is a founding partner of the Institute for Person Centered Practices. Laura also coordinated the Texas Partners in Policymaking program for 8 years.

Laura is a Certified Mentor Trainer in Person Centered Practices through The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices and currently serves on their Board of Directors.  She has considerable experience facilitating Person-Centered Plans using the materials of The Learning Community, and in training plan facilitators.

Laura believes her greatest expertise comes from her experience as a Mom.  Her 26-year-old son has been both impetus and inspiration to Laura’s work to create inclusive communities…and the plans that enable people to live lives of choice successfully, with the right supports, in those communities.

If you can’t reach Laura, look for her on her beloved road bike.

Person Centered Description (Upload here)

View / Download file

Please enter the name of your Mentor Trainer.

Claudia Bolton, Denine Hunt, Michael Smull

Are you a TLCPCP board officer?

Vice Chair

Are you a committee liaison?

Credentialing, Family Members