Issue Brief: Overview of the #LifeCourse Framework now available!

Each time the Community of Practice hosts a new Innovations webinar, an issue brief will be developed to expand on the topic and provide further information

Please check out our first issue brief: Overview of the LifeCourse Framework 

Screenshot: Overview of the LifeCourse Framework Issue Brief

Inside this Issue:

Supporting Families & the LifeCourse

  • History of Family Support
  • Life Course Theory
  • The National Community of Practice & the LifeCourse Framework

Reframing the Conversation at All Levels

  • Constructing a Universal Strategy
  • Applying the Trajectory to Policy, Practice and Planning
  • Building Family & Self-Advocate Networks
  • Integrating supports at All Levels
  • Partnering to Disseminate a Consistent Message

Community of Practice Learning


Did you miss the Overview of the LifeCourse Framework Webinar?

Watch the next webinar in the series: Focusing on the Front Door of Long-Term Services to Enhance Supports to Families


This issues brief 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 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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