Issues Brief now available – LifeCourse in Action: Implementation at all Levels in Missouri

The Community of Practice (CoP) is working on discovering integrated, flexible, and innovative strategies for supporting the entire family, rather than focusing solely on formal services.  This issue brief focuses on how the LifeCourse framework is being used at at all levels in the state of Missouri to improve the lives of individuals with I/DD and enhance supports to families.

Graphic: Screenshot of cover of Innovations series Issues Brief - LifeCourse in Action: Implementation at All Levels in MissouriInside this Issue:

The National Community of Practice Framework for Systems Change
Universal Strategy for Providing Supports: Using the LifeCourse to Support Families
The LifeCourse Framework
Peyton’s Plan for Inclusion in School
Focusing on support coordinators
Making Sweeping Changes
Creating Transformational Change
Enhancing Supports To Families

Download the Issues Brief PDF document


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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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