Charting the LifeCourse Showcase May 17-18, 2017 in Kansas City: Registration now open!
The Charting the LifeCourse Showcase is being held May 17 and 18, 2017, in conjunction with the CoP 2017 Annual Meeting, taking place May 16, 2017, in Kansas City, Missouri. This year, for the first time ever, the Charting the LifeCourse Showcase is being hosted to explore how the lives of people with disabilities and their families are being enhanced at all levels of systems change through the work of the National Community of Practice for Supporting Families with I/DD.
This showcase will feature concrete examples of how the Charting the LifeCourse framework and tools are being used across the country by:
- Families and self-advocates to explore possibilities for the future and plan for needed supports today
- Family organizations and groups as they provide information, resources, and life navigation
- Special educators, transition specialists, and employment professionals to reframe expectations and change conversations around employment
- Support coordinators to enhance the person-centered planning process and individualized support planning
- Direct support professionals to think differently about their day-to-day role supporting individuals disabilities in their communities
- Leaders, managers, and directors as they respond to rapid culture, policy and practice changes
For full details on the event, stay tuned to lifecoursetools.com/conference.
- Charting the LifeCourse,
- culture change,
- direct support professionals,
- employment professionals,
- family members,
- family networks,
- LIfeCourse framework,
- service coordinators,
- special educators,
- support coordinators,
- targeted case management,
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.