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What does it mean to support families of people with intellectual/developmental disabilities, with all of their diversity and complexity?
What does it mean to support families of people with intellectual/developmental disabilities, with all of their diversity and complexity?

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"Being visionary is not new to us. Alone or sometimes with other families, we worked to create visions and solve problems for our loved one with disabilities beyond the ones that we are given as an only choice. Families saw beyond the four walls of institutional living. We took risks and invested in new ideas; we created employment opportunities and built homes." http://helenries.ca/can-you-imagine-this/

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Supporting Families national project staff are helping Hawaii host their project kickoff! http://ow.ly/i/vobCC
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Almost 100 are gathered share the successes of the CoP & look forward to the future of supporting families #SupportingFamilies2017
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via ACLgov AARP Public Policy Institute released No Wrong Door: Person- and Family-Centered Practices in Long-Term Services and Supports and Checklist this week at the American Society on Aging conference. The paper features three of our original CoP states- Connecticut, DC, and Washington and provides concrete examples of how seven No Wrong Door Systems—sometimes called Aging and Disability Resource Centers—are promoting person- and family-centered practice. ! Way to go guys! http://www.longtermscorecard.org/promising-practices/no-wrong-door?#.WNQSpDvytaR

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Everyone has the right to an everyday life – one filled with meaningful work, friendships, health, safety and social and spiritual opportunities. Earlier this year, Wayne County was chosen to create a Regional Collaborative aimed at helping families of those with intellectual disabilities not only develop a vision for the future but identify how to find and foster supports and engage in the community at all stages of life. http://www.neagle.com/news/20170316/lifecourse-helps-families-plan-for-everyday-life

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Free AIDD Webinar: Transitioning Roles from Aging Parents to Siblings of
People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 4/19/17 3-4pm CST.
As parents of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) age, siblings may become the main caregivers. In this webinar, Dr. Meghan Burke will lay the framework and discuss research about sibling caregiving roles, and Dr. John Kramer will share research on how siblings, both with and without I/DD, age together. Katie Arnold from the Sibling Leadership Network (SLN) will provide additional information on the SLN.

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Maryland Community of Practice & LifeCourse Framework March 14, 2017
Discover the principles and tools of the MD CoP and the LifeCourse Framework and learn how to better support families and people with developmental disabilities to create the Good Life.
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