Thursday, December 17, 2015 from 3:30 pm―4:30 pm Eastern Time (2:30pm-3:30pm Central Time)
Join us to learn about the family support coalitions organized by The Arc of Kentucky, The Arc of Tennessee, and The Arc of Philadelphia. Family members provide the majority of support to people with disabilities across the lifespan. To identify and address challenges in supporting families, these chapters convened organizations that advocate for and serve people with disabilities and seniors in their states. Each chapter hosted a full day meeting and is continuing to work with its coalition partners to address challenges in supporting families. The executive directors of the chapters—Patty Dempsey, The Arc of Kentucky, Carrie Hobbs Guiden, The Arc of Tennessee, and Tanya Regli, The Arc of Philadelphia—will discuss the outcomes from the first full day meeting of each coalition and their plans to move the coalitions forward.
These coalitions were created through the Family Support Research and Training Center (FSRTC) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). The Arc is proud to be a partner on the FSRTC. The FSRTC explores the types of supports needed by families of people with disabilities and current promising practices in family support around the country.
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This event is sponsored by the Family Support Research and Training Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago.