Building a Great Life in Connecticut
The Connecticut Community of Practice team’s focus areas include enhancing material outreach and family-to-family connections and more individuals and families using technology as a valued support. In consideration of these focus areas, DDS will kick-off the following initiatives at the Building a Great Life conference sponsored by a cross-section of state agencies, advocacy organizations, community providers and educators:
- College of Direct Support for Families
- Safe and Smart Technology Campaign
- Tyze: Tyze is a private, online community focused around the care and support of an individual. DDS is in the early stages of developing a CT Tyze. It will be piloted for one year with individuals who self-hire. This Council expressed interest in participating in the pilot.
Building a Great Life, a Conference for Families, Self Advocates and Professionals, is being held Friday, October 2, and Saturday, October 3, 2015 in Farmington, CT. The CT CoP team will host a special session on Saturday to review their progress and plan the last two years of the grant. Attendees are invited to the session to learn how they can become involved in the initiative.
We can’t wait to hear what happened at this exciting event! Be sure to stay tuned to supportstofamilies.org for updates!
- discovery and navigation,
- great life,
- peer support,
- supporting families,
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.