Technology and Supporting Families: Read the latest Innovations Series Issue Brief!

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. As we move forward as a society that becomes increasingly dependent on technology to function, thinking differently about supporting families means asking how we can use both technology designed specifically to help people with disabilities, as well as everyday technology that is used by everybody.

Graphic: Screenshot of Technology and Supporting Families Innovations Issues BriefInside this Issue:

The National Community of Practice Framework for Systems Change
Universal Strategy for Providing Supports: Focusing on Technology
Technology & Supporting Families
Tim, Aaron, Sandra, and Ben
Support and Funding for Technology
Technology in the Community of Practice States
The LifeCourse Framework

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Did you miss the Technology & Supporting Families Webinar?

Stay tuned for the details about the next presentation in the Innovations webinar series, which will resume in 2016.
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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