Unveiling Muslim Voices: Fostering a culture of understanding

Unveiling Muslim Voices: Fostering a culture of understanding

Many Muslim families in the U.S. face isolation, segregation, and increasing pressures at home due to a lack of understanding in the care sector about provision of culturally appropriate supports/services for ageing Muslim parents with disabilities, chronic health and...
Webinars on Family Support Interventions

Webinars on Family Support Interventions

The Family Support Research and Training Center (FSRTC) and The Arc presented two webinars that highlight interventions for families of individuals with disabilities. Recording of the webinars can be accessed through the following links. Webinar 1: Taking Research to...
Webinar on 10/2: Taking Research to Action on Future Planning

Webinar on 10/2: Taking Research to Action on Future Planning

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...
RAISE Family Caregiving Advisory Council

RAISE Family Caregiving Advisory Council

We are excited to announce that Joe Caldwell, Ph.D., Co-PI of UIC Family Support and Research Center (FSRTC) and director of the Community Living Policy Center, Lurie Institute for Disability Policy, Brandeis University was appointed to the new RAISE Family Caregiving...
Bi-partisan Bill to Improve Palliative and Hospice Care

Bi-partisan Bill to Improve Palliative and Hospice Care

On July 10, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) reintroduced the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA), a bill that seeks to increase, improve and sustain the palliative care and hospice workforce. The...
ASAN Publishes Community Living Summit Resources

ASAN Publishes Community Living Summit Resources

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) held a self-advocate summit in May 2019. Self-advocates discussed community living, what types of supports are needed, what self-determination and community inclusion means and marginalizing experiences, among other things....