Wingspread Report 2-year anniversary

Building a National Agenda for Supporting Families with an Individual with I/DD Wingspread Report

This document has been viewed online over 2,000 times and has been shared with people, organizations, and systems across the country.

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).

This document outlines the recommendations that came out of the gathering at Wingspread, recommendations that must occur to ensure that individuals with I/DD are fully integrated and included in our society and that recognition of their families’ role in their lives is part of the equation for success.


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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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