MOF2F Webinar Archives

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Archived Charting the Life Course Webinars

Also available: Companion Model: A Shared Home, Shared Life Approach


Archived Webinars

Partnering with Your Local EMS Professionals to Support Your Family, May 2011 


Partnering with your local EMS Professionals to Support Your Family on Vimeo

Presenter: Mike McCarthy, PhD, UMKC-IHD

This training is for families with children or youth with special healthcare needs and/or developmental disabilities. Mike McCarthy, from the UMKC-IHD, shares with you how you can work with your local EMS providers to make sure your family's needs are understood if an emergency situation occurs and how you can make a plan for your family so you can be ready!

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 Surviving the Transition to Adult Medical Care, July 2011


Surviving the Transition to Adult Medical Care on Vimeo

Presenters: Jane St. John, UMKC-IHD

The purpose of this training is to teach youth and families about medical transition and how to plan for the future. Medical transition is important because health affects everything: employment, housing, school, community living and more!

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Uncharted Waters: Moving Beyond What We Know as Family Support, September 2011 


Uncharted Waters: Moving Beyond What We Know as Family Support on Vimeo

Presenter: Sheli Reynolds, PhD, UMKC-IHD

Understand the types of supports families need when raising a child with a developmental disability or special healthcare need, learn about strategies for supporting families across the lifespan, and connect to specific resources in Missouri that support families.

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Moving Along the Timeline: Past, Present & Future of Disability, October 2011 


Moving Along the Timeline: Past, Present & Future of Disability on Vimeo

Presenter: Sheli Reynolds, PhD, UMKC-IHD

Learn about the evolution of perceptions of people with disabilities, understand how the parent and self advocacy movements play a role in shaping disability policy and services, and hear about the current state of services and supports for people with disabilities and their families.

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Focusing on Families: A Priority of DMH's Division of Developmental Disabilities, January 2012 


Focusing on Families: A Priority of DMH's Division of Developmental Disabilities on Vimeo

Presenter: Sheli Reynolds, PhD, UMKC-IHD

Learn about the services available through DMH in MO, hear about the Division's five year priorities, and find out how you can  partner with your local regional office and community to meet your individual and family needs.

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Everyone Can Serve: Volunteerism & Service for People with Disabilities and Special Healthcare Needs, March 2012 


Everyone Can Serve: Volunteerism and Service for People with Disabilities on Vimeo

Presenter: Jane St. John, UMKC-IHD

Hear how people with disabilities of all ages are making a difference in their communities through volunteering, find out how you or someone you know or support can get connected to volunteer opportunities, and learn about AmeriCorps and other National Service programs and how your organization or the people you support can get involved!

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Learning about Family Leadership: Leading to help other families and change systems, April 2012 


Learning about Leadership: Leading to help other families and change systems on Vimeo

Presenter: Jane St. John, UMKC-IHD

Learn about family leadership, hear the the different ways someone can serve as a family leader, and discover how you can become a family leader or improve your leadership skills.

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Transition to Adulthood: The Self-Determined Life, May 2012 


Transition to Adulthood: The Self-Determined Life on Vimeo

Presenters: George Gotto, PhD, and Spencer Hunley, UMKC-IHD

Watch George & Spencer from the National Gateway to Self Determination as they discuss self-determination for young adults with developmental disabilities or special healthcare needs as they transition to adult life!

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MO Guardianship: Understanding Your Options & Alternatives, June 2012 


MO Guardianship: Understanding Your Options & Alternatives

Presenters: Jane St. John, UMKC-IHD
                      Elizabeth Moran, Attorney

Have you gotten "the letter" from your child's school saying you should file for guardianship?
Has someone suggested you should pursue guardianship for your loved one? Do you work with individuals or families who may be considering these issues?
Are you a teacher or other school staff that work with students who are in the special education transition process?
Are you a person who has a guardian? Did you know there might be options you’re not aware of that would work for your situation and help you regain some of your rights?

This webinar will help you explore the options and alternatives to guardianship in our state.

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Charting the Life Course: Focusing on Employment, July 2012 


Charting the Life Course: Focusing on Employment on Vimeo

Presenter: Debbie Peabody, DMH Division of Developmental Disabilities

Learn about employment options, find out about Missouri initiatives around employment, and discover resources dedicated to employment in your community.

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Understanding Health Reform, August 2012 


Understanding Health Reform on Vimeo

Presenter: Megan Burke, Paraquad

Get the basics of the Affordable Care Act, learn how the Affordable Care Act benefits people with disabilities, and understand how you and your family benefit from the Affordable Care Act.

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Disability History & Awareness, September 2012 


Disability History & Awareness on Vimeo

Presenters: Susan Bird, M.S., UMKC-IHD
                       Geoff Lanham, MO DD Council

Learn why it is important to educate others about disability history, hear about the tools and resources available to promote disability history and awareness Learn about the new Missouri law for schools, and find out how you can create awareness in your own community.

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Charting the Life Course: Focusing on Housing, October 2012 


Charting the Life Course: Focusing on Housing on Vimeo

Presenter: Wayne Crawford, MO Housing

Learn about the current state of housing for people with developmental disabilities in Missouri, discover the work being done by the Missouri Inclusive Housing Development Corporation and Missouri Division of Developmental Disabilities to identify housing needs, and hear about resources Missourians can access to assist them in finding a home they love.

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Focusing on Housing: An Array of Options, November 2012 


Charting the Life Course: Focusing on Housing on Vimeo

Presenters: Rachel Hiles, B.A., UMKC-IHD
                       Kelly Boyer, DMH-Division of Developmental Disabilities

Hear about the many options for living in the community, learn about supports people can access at home to be independent, and find tools that will help you decide the living option that fits your family’s situation.

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F2F & You, January 2013 

The F2F & You on Vimeo

Presenter: Susan Bird, M.S.

Learn about your Missouri Family-to-Family Health Information Center, hear about the supports and services we offer, and find out how how the F2F has grown from a small call-center to a statewide network.

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Self-Advocacy: Not Just a Buzz Word 

Self-Advocacy: Not Just a Buzz Wordon Vimeo

Presenters: Lorie Perdieu, DMH-Division of Developmental Disabilities
                        Roger Crome, People First of Missouri

Find out why important to have people with disabilities to have self-determination and self-advocacy skills, hear about the civil rights movement for people with developmental disabilities, and learn how to get connected to the movement.

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The Golden Years: Thinking about Aging & Retirement, March 2013 

The Golden Years: Thinking About Aging & Retirementon Vimeo

Presenters: Judy Wanko and Lisa Nothaus, DMH-Division of Developmental Disabilities

Learn why it's important to plan no matter your age or family situation, find out about a tool that will help you in planning for the future, and hear real life examples of how important your circle of support can be in planning for life transitions and aging.

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Navigating the Maze: Mapping Supports for Your Life Course, April 2013  

Navigating the Maze: Mapping Supports for your Life Courseon Vimeo

Presenter: Sheli Reynolds, PhD, UMKC-IHD

Get familiar with the formal system of supports in Missouri, learn about informal supports and why they are crucial for families, and discover how to make the transitions from one system to another as seamless as possible

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What Are You Doing This Summer? May 2013 

What Are You Doing This Summer? on Vimeo

Presenters: Susan Bird, M.S. and Rachel Hiles, B.A., UMKC-IHD

Find out why typical summer experiences are important for children and youth with special healthcare needs and/or disabilities, hear ways you can keep your children busy during the summer, learn about resources available to help families plan for inclusive recreation and meaningful summer experiences.

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AT: Independence, Inclusion, and Access, June 2013 

AT: Independence, Inclusion, and Access on Vimeo

Presenter: David Baker, MO Assistive Technology

Learn how assistive technology can support people with disabilities throughout the lifespan, hear about resources in Missouri to help connect people to assistive technology, and find out the different ways assistive technology can be funded.

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Becoming an Adult: The Survival Toolkit, August 2013 

Becoming an Adult: The Survival Toolkit on Vimeo

Presenter: Rachel Hiles, UMKC-IHD

Becoming an adult is a scary subject for everyone. This webinar will arm you with information you can use to keep personal life and your home organized, get around in the community, connect with others, stay healthy and safe, and manage your supports.

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Preparedness Begins with You, November 2013 

Preparedness Begins with You on Vimeo.

Presenter: Vicky Davidson, Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council

Learn about disasters you need to be prepared for in Missouri, find out how to build and maintain an emergency plan and kit, and get connected to resources to help you learn more about emergency preparedness. 

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The ABCs of Surviving the Holidays, November 2013 

The ABCs of Coping with the Holidays on Vimeo.

Presenter: Vonda Minor, Division of Developmental Disabilities and Rachel Hiles, UMKC-IHD

The holiday season can be a crazy time. Watch this webinar to get real-world advice on how to deal with the chaos! Hear about the importance of planning ahead for stress-free activities, get ideas on how to manage holiday gatherings, and learn practical tips on coping with holiday surprises.

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Supporting Families to Foster Self-Determination in Children, January 2014 

Supporting Families to Foster Self-Determination in Children on Vimeo.

Presenters: Susan Bird and Rachel Hiles, UMKC-IHD

Watch this webinar to explore the meaning of self-determination, hear about the importance of promoting self-determination, and listen to ideas and strategies across the life course.

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7 Steps to Becoming a Confident Advocate for your Child at School, February 2014

7 Steps to Becoming a Confident Advocate for your Child at School

Presenters: Danielle Underwood, UMKC-IHD

Watch this webinar to learn about your role and responsibilities as an advocate for your child, how to foster positive working relationships with members of your school team, and  ways to build your confidence as your child's advocate

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Special Presentations

Companionship Model: A Shared Home, Shared Life Approach - August 31, 2011 


Companionship Model: A Shared Home, Shared Life Approach on Vimeo

Presenter: Noal Presley, RHD

Watch this presentation about the Companion Model: a new way of providing support to people with disabilities in the community! This training will give you information about

  • Shared living, host homes, and the companion model
  • Differences between a companion and a traditional shift staff
  • Lessons learned from a companion model provider here in Missouri

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