Question of the Month
Involving individuals and their families is interwoven throughout the guiding framework of the National Community of Practice for Supporting Families of Individuals with I/DD. It is evident as a catalyst for systems change but it can also be a new way of doing business within systems.
This month’s discussion question is:
How do states fund family and self-advocacy positions in the state service system? Or support positions and/or organizations to encourage/facilitate innovation to occur?
You can comment on this post to give the CoP feedback or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will share your feedback with the state teams and the followers of the CoP to help foster even more learning about supporting families.
- community of practice,
- discussion question,
- self-advocate and family voice,
- service innovations,
- supporting families,
- systems change
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.