Did you miss our webinar on April 20, 2022?
Now you can see it! This is the recorded version of our 1/12/22 webinar presented by Tom Robinson and Lindsay Brillhart on Building Formal and Informal Support Teams to Assist Parents with IDD.
In this 1.5 hour long webinar, Tom and Lindsay discuss how it has been consistently demonstrated that social isolation can have a significant negative impact on successful parenting. This can be especially true for parents who have intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) due to the enhanced vulnerabilities that they may face. This FREE webinar will focus on the strengths and challenges of both formal and informal supports for families and their intersection. The presentation will draw from two perspectives, those of parent advocates and those of direct service providers. There will be an emphasis on personal parental experiences regarding informal supports, with school district interactions and practical strategies given as examples. Harmonizing formal professional supports when building an effective partnership with parents will be discussed in respect to communication and trust, especially when there may be competing agendas. Overall, there will be an emphasis on how to blend the two perspectives to promote enhanced opportunities for successful parenting.