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Question of the Month

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...

Supporting Families Community of Practice Monthly Project Update

Supporting Families Community of Practice Monthly Project Update

Our very first monthly project update has now been published at http://eepurl.com/7-Hbr Check it out!  We hope you enjoy it!    

Where has the LifeCourse Framework Been?

Where has the LifeCourse Framework Been?

Through National Community of Practice on Supporting Families of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, the LifeCourse Framework continues to be developed and adapted by the...

Tennessee update

Tennessee update

Meeting Needs Without Missing a Beat in Tennessee Laura Doutre, from the Tennessee Community of Practice Team, presented at the 2014 National Lifespan Respite Conference on...

District of Columbia update

District of Columbia update

A Legislative Agenda in DC The District of Columbia has a legislative agenda to end mandatory commitment in their district. The Community of Practice team...

Sharing the LifeCourse Framework with the Nation #AUCD2014 #supportingfamilies

Sharing the LifeCourse Framework with the Nation #AUCD2014 #supportingfamilies

The National Community of Practice for Supporting Families of Individuals with I/DD will be spreading the word about the project through a a breakout session and poster...

Two-Year CoP Report now available #supportingfamilies

Two-Year CoP Report now available #supportingfamilies

The purpose of this report is to build on activities conducted during year one of the project and provide a description of the activities and...

Supporting Families In Your Work & Daily Life – CT Year Two Statewide Event

Supporting Families In Your Work & Daily Life – CT Year Two Statewide Event

Last month, on September 15, 2014, the Connecticut state CoP team held its second annual statewide event. To kick off the event, DDS Commissioner Terry...

Sharon Lewis speaks at Connecticut CoP’s second annual event

Sharon Lewis speaks at Connecticut CoP’s second annual event

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Sharon Lewis, Principal Deputy Administrator at the Administration of Community Living (ACL) recently presented to Department...

Changing the way we think about systems change #supportingfamilies

Changing the way we think about systems change #supportingfamilies

One great thing about being part of a Community of Practice is we are constantly learning and changing our thinking.  Below is our updated framework...