Wingspread Final Report

A group of diverse national and state family support leaders and stakeholders met during a three-day intensive conference held on March 6-8, 2011 at the Johnson Foundation’s Wingspread Conference Center in Racine, Wisconsin. The purpose of the conference was to generate recommendations for a National Agenda on Family Support for families of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).

Read the report below or download the PDF version

How to Cite the Report:

Hecht, E., Reynolds, M., Agosta, J., & McGinley, K. (2011). Building an agenda for supporting families with a member with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Report of the Wingspread Conference on building a family support agenda, March 6-8, 2011. Racine, Wisconsin: Johnson Foundation.



Who was involved?

The following organizations were represented at Wingspread:

  • Administration on Developmental Disabilities
  • ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center
  • Association of University Centers on Disabilities
  • Center for Learning and Leadership/Oklahoma UCEDD
  • Disability Rights Oregon
  • Disability Rights Wisconsin
  • Family Voices National Center for Family Professional Partnerships
  • Family Voices of Wisconsin
  • Human Services Research Institute
  • Institute on Public Policy
  • Beach Center on Disability at the University of Kansas
  • Lurie Institute for Disability Policy
  • Meeting Outcomes
  • National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDS)
  • National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities
  • National Council on Aging
  • National Sibling Leadership Network
  • Office of Community Support for Military Families with Special Needs
  • Partners for Inclusive Communities
  • Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered
  • The Arc
  • The Arc of Racine
  • UMKC-Institute for Human Development, UCEDD
  • Waisman Resource Center at the Waisman Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD
  • Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities