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...

The new image of integrated supports #supportingfamilies

The new image of integrated supports #supportingfamilies

  Supports should be considered in the context of partnership. The service system cannot and should not provide all the supports a person and family...

World Premiere of Show Me the Good Life

World Premiere of Show Me the Good Life

The Missouri team did a ‪#‎showmethegoodlife‬ campaign like Oklahoma did.. watch and see how their video turned out.  Watch and share!   Show Me the Good Life...

Parents and Self-Advocates are Some of Our Best Teachers

Parents and Self-Advocates are Some of Our Best Teachers

Read Tennessee’s fourth and latest issue of the Supporting Families e-newsletter http://eepurl.com/WKF_b This month’s issue discusses valuing the self-advocate and family voice.  Listening to the...

Why are we focusing on families, and why now?

Why are we focusing on families, and why now?

amilies are the core unit in our society, serving as a source of support for all its members. For people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD)...

Outstanding resource from our National Partner; the Great Start Training Kit

Outstanding resource from our National Partner; the Great Start Training Kit

Great Start is an interactive 4 part training kit intended for families with children recieving early intervention/early childhood special education. Each module explores the topic...

Building Community Relationships – May: Supporting TN Families of People with Disabilities Vol. 3

Building Community Relationships – May: Supporting TN Families of People with Disabilities Vol. 3

Check out Tennessee’s latest update about their state team’s work around building families, which focuses on building community relationships and re-imagining supports for individuals and...

Brian’s Story: Teaching your children the mundane, everyday stuff we all do #supportingfamilies @In4mingFamilies

Brian’s Story: Teaching your children the mundane, everyday stuff we all do #supportingfamilies @In4mingFamilies

  This awesome video was shown today at the COP Yearly Annual Meeting by the Washington state team.  This video introduces the community of practice...

National Partner update: @NACDD #supportingfamilies

National Partner update: @NACDD #supportingfamilies

Donna Meltzer, from the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities, discusses what’s been going on with the DD Councils and supporting families.

National Partner update: Parents #supportingfamilies

National Partner update: Parents #supportingfamilies

Kathy Brill, from Parent-to-Parent USA, gives an update about what’s going on with parents and supporting families.