Archives now available: #Tennessee #LifeCourse Tools in Action #Innovations Webinar

LifeCourse Tools In Action: Reaching the All in Tennessee, our latest Innovations webinar, was presented this afternoon and it was a big hit!

We had over 74 users log on from all over the United States, including Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Vermont!

Our presenters were:

  • Emma Shouse, Director of Communications at the TN Developmental Disabilities Council
  • Lori Cutler, Director of Development at The Arc Tennessee
  • Lauren Pearcy, Director of MLTSS at TennCare

LifeCourse in Action: Reaching the All in Tennessee

Universal Strategy for Supporting Families

Sheli Reynolds, co-director of the CoP, explains the Universal Strategy for providing supports and reaching out to families, that was based on thinking from the public health field.

Universal Strategy for Supporting All Families on Vimeo.


Reaching the “All in Tennessee” – Community & Society

Emma Shouse, Director of Communications shares how the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities is applying the Universal Strategy to reach the All in their state.

Reaching the "All in Tennessee" – Community & Society on Vimeo.


Reaching the “All in Tennessee” – Public-Private Partnerships

Lori Cutler, Director of Development at The Arc Tennessee, explains how her organization is using the LIfeCourse to guide their strategic plan and enhance supports to families in their state.


Reaching the “All in Tennessee” – Eligibility-Specific Supports

Lauren Pearcy, Director of MLTSS at TennCare, shares how the LifeCourse framework has impacted the development of a new waiver in Tenneesee, enhancing supports to individuals w/IDD and their families.

You can watch the full archived presentation at

View/Download the presentation slides PDF file


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


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!


This webinar is part of a series focused on innovative strategies to enhance the systems that support families of individuals with intellectual & developmental disabilities. Get the details about the Innovations Webinar Series.

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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