LifeCourse Ambassador Series Opportunity for Families of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
The Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services and the Bureau of Quality Improvement Services believe that a true person-centered system measures a service or program by its ability to achieve quality, person-centered outcomes for the individuals being supported.
We also recognize that family members of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities play a key role in helping them achieve their good life by facilitating choice, control and integration.
To better support implementation of person-centered principles in service delivery, BQIS and BDDS, in partnership with The University of Missouri–Kansas City, is offering two separate family leaders Charting the LifeCourse ambassador for family members of individuals with I/DD.
What is an Ambassador Series? All Charting the LifeCourse Ambassador Series are designed to provide training, professional development, and implementation coaching to support individuals in achieving their good life and navigating services/supports.
The purpose of these two particular family leaders series is to provide support to family members of individuals with I/DD to understand and grow their advocacy and family leadership skills as well as connect with and build family peer networks within the CtLC framework.
Each series aims to:
What does an Ambassador Series include?
The Ambassador Series combines self-paced learning and regular coaching support through a virtual learning experience. Each series includes:
To complete an Ambassador Series:
Links to register are included below. Each of these series is limited to 15 participants each. Registrations will be received on a first come, first-serve basis.
Family Leaders Series (2 Series Available):
Coaching Calls Cohort 1: Tuesdays 11 – 12:30 p.m. (EDT)
Coaching Calls Cohort 2: Thursdays 10-11:30 p.m. (EDT)
We look forward to continuing to educate and inspire family members of individuals with I/DD to empower individuals to live, love, learn, work, play and pursue their dreams.
If you need additional resources or support or have suggestions for additional trainings, please contact us at BQIS.Help@fssa.IN.gov.
The DDRS is a program of the Indiana Family & Social Services Administration. If you have questions about DDRS programs and services, visit us online at www.DDRS.In.gov.