National Community of Practice: Supporting Families throughout the Lifespan

 

 

 

The Supporting Families project involves working with six states to develop systems of support for families throughout the lifespan of their family member with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

 

The Supporting Families project is operated under a five year grant awarded to NASDDDS by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) beginning October 2012. Grant partners include University of Missouri Kansas City-Institute on Human Development (UMKC-IHD), Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) and the National Association of Councils of Developmental Disabilities (NACDD).

 

 

The Goal of Supporting Families

 

The overall goal of supporting families, with all of their complexity, strengths and unique abilities is so they can best support, nurture, love and facilitate opportunities for the achievement of self-determination, interdependence, productivity, integration, and inclusion in all facets of community life for their family members (AIDD National Agenda on Family Support Conference, 2011).

 

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updates

 

What is new with the Community of Practice?

 

February 19, 2014

 

Joining Forces: Supporting Family-Professional Partnerships Conference in Oklahoma

 

Download the powerpoint from the keynote presentation [PDF]

 

resources

Wingspread Final Report

 

Building a National Agenda for Supporting Families with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities: Wingspread Final Report

 

Download the report [PDF]

 

 

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Dig deeper

For more information on supporting families, check out familysupportagenda.org

 


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For more information or questions about our Community of Practice, please contact:

 

info@supportstofamilies.org