The Family Support Research and Training Center (FSRTC) and The Arc’s Center for Future Planning recently piloted two types of future planning interventions for professionals who work with adults with disabilities and their families. The two projects were conducted with agencies in eight US states. This presentation details the train-the trainer approaches (including in-person and virtual training) and evaluations, including participants’ outcomes and the amount and impact of outreach initiated by the trained professionals. It will present strategies for expanding the reach of evidence- based future planning training to professionals in order to multiply the number of families and individuals with disabilities who receive needed information on future planning.

Webinar date/time: Wednesday, October 2nd at 10:30 AM EDT

Presenters include:

Tamar Heller, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, is Head of the Department of Disability and Human Development, (DHD) University of Illinois at Chicago and director of its University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.

Katie Arnold , Co-Director of the National Resource Center on Family Support for the Family Support Research and Training Center and the Director of Community Education for the Institute on Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Kaitlin Stober, MSc  a research specialist within the Institute on Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Webinar registration link: https://thearc.webex.com/thearc/k2/j.php?MTID=t2e98aa1b4c5eb7562f6136fb21aec2b6