Issues Brief now available – LifeCourse in Action: Reaching the “All” in Tennessee

The Community of Practice (CoP) is working on discovering integrated, flexible, and innovative strategies for supporting the entire family, rather than solely focusing on formal services.View the issues brief below to see how the LifeCourse framework is reaching everyday families through generic community and technology resources, being carried to the front lines through public-private partnerships, and changing how services to individuals with I/DD and their families are provided in Tennessee.

Image: Cover of LifeCourse in Action: Reaching the "All" in Tennessee Innovations Series Issues BriefInside this Issue:

The National Community of Practice Framework for Systems Change
Universal Strategy for Providing Supports: Reaching All Families
Community and Society: Tennessee Developmental Disabilities Council
Public-Private Partnerships: The Arc Tennessee
Eligibility-Specific Supports: TennCare
The LifeCourse Framework

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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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