Missouri Family to Family hosts webinars about topics that are important to people with disabilities and their families as well as professionals in the disability field.
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Archived Charting the Life Course Webinars
Also available: Companion Model: A Shared Home, Shared Life Approach
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!
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!
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.
Moving Along the Timeline: Past, Present & Future of Disability on Vimeo
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.
Focusing on Families: A Priority of DMH’s Division of Developmental Disabilities on Vimeo
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.
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!
Learning about Leadership: Leading to help other families and change systems on Vimeo
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Navigating the Maze: Mapping Supports for your Life Courseon Vimeo
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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