Archives now available: LifeCourse Tools in Action Innovations Webinar

LifeCourse Tools In Action: Implementation at All Levels in Missouri, our latest Innovations webinar, was presented last week and it was a great success!

We had over 200 users log on from all over the United States, including Arizona, Delaware, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, and Virginia.

Due to technical difficulties, the LifeCourse Overview is not available. We recommend you check out our LifeCourse Overview at


LifeCourse in Action: Implementation at All Levels in Missouri

LifeCourse at the Individual & Family Level

Mom, Crystal, explains how she used LifeCourse tools and thinking to change her son’s trajectory at school hwile working with their IEP team.


LifeCourse at the Professional Level

Service coordinators from Progressive Community Services, describe how they used LifeCourse tools and thinking to provide Targeted Case Management to individuals with developmental disabilities in Buchanan County, MO.


LifeCourse at the Organizational Level
Maggie, Educational Liason at Abilities First in Springfield, MO, describes how her organization implemented the LIfeCourse framework in Greene County and how it resulted in major changes in the local school district for students with disabilities and their families.


LifeCourse at the Organizational and Community Levels
Cyndi, from LOQW/County Connections, which provides support coordination as well as direct services that is located in Northeastern Missouri, explains how they have used the LifeCourse as an organizing framework for their mission, vision, values, and everyday programming and have taken LifeCourse tools to a new level to facilitate change within their organization and in their community.


LifeCourse at the Systems Level 

Kyla, from the Division of Developmental Disabilities, explains how the Division incorporated the LifeCourse framework into their work and specific changes they made to enhance supports to families.


You can learn more about the LifeCourse framework and see more examples of the tools in action at A huge thanks goes out to everyone who logged on!

Stay tuned for details about the next Innovations webinar, which will be announced soon! To be notified of the next Innovations webinar, and other news from the National Community of Practice for Supporting Families, please sign up for our mailing list at

Rachel is the Media & Design Specialist on the Family to Family team at the UMKC-Institute for Human Development, UCEDD. She completed her Master's in Public Administration with an emphasis in nonprofit management at UMKC. She is proud to say she is a second generation AmeriCorps member! Her passion is where social justice and technology meet. Her specialty is making projects, programs, and organizations look good.

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