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Web-based Training Opportunities for People with DD and Families

Hosted by The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities

September 26, 2022 l 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM l Zoom l REGISTER

College For All: A Webinar for Students and Families on Alternate Pathways to Post-Secondary Education. 

Due to the efforts of advocates and their families, there is a national trend to provide more pathways for college participation for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The result is an increase in the number of college programs in New Jersey and nationwide. This workshop will provide families and self-advocates with tools to evaluate non-traditional pathways to college, including vocational, certificate, and other non-matriculated programs that will assist students in achieving their post-secondary goals.

Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.

October 3, 2022 l 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM l Zoom l REGISTER

Employment For All: A Webinar for Parents and Families of Individuals with Disabilities on Supported Employment

Supported Employment is a valuable service that assists individuals with disabilities to secure integrated, competitive employment. Many parents, guardians, and family members have questions about how the process works, if it’s appropriate for their loved one, and what their role in the process should be. Please join to discuss how essential employment can be in the life of those with disabilities and examine how parents/guardians can contribute to their success.

Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.

November 18, 2022 l 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM l Zoom l REGISTER

Creating a Vision for Life with Your Family Member Using Charting the LifeCourse Framework

The Charting the LifeCourse (CtLC) framework, developed by the University of Missouri Kansas City, Institute for Human Development, was created to help individuals and families of all abilities and all ages develop a vision for life, think about what they need to know and do, identify how to find or develop supports, and discover ways to help them to live their good life. Through engaging, hands-on activities, this workshop will describe how this model is being implemented in New Jersey. Additionally, it will help families understand how to utilize the LifeCourse tools to help their loved ones with disabilities share what they want in their life and supports. Information on how the CtLC concepts can be used by people and families to improve communication with support coordinators in order to have plans that are authentically person-centered and identify and match a variety of community-based activities and supports with a person’s needs, interests, and preferences.

Note: This training currently is ONLY open to individuals with disabilities and family members, developmental disability professionals, and employees of DDD. 

Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.

Upcoming Dates

  • Friday, November 18, 2022, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Past Dates

  • Monday, September 26, 2022, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
  • Monday, October 3, 2022, 12:00 - 1:00 pm