Did you miss our webinar on April 20, 2022?
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 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.
Presented by Tom Robinson and Lindsay Brillhart.
Lindsay is a mom of 2 girls. She is a strong self-advocate for her kids and others. She has (formally) worked with the ARC of Hamilton County and Hamilton County Developmental Disability Services. She currently resides in Cincinnati with her her partner Phil and 2 kids: Julianna 20, and Sara, 11. She was once on the People First of Ohio board. She is a Partners in Policy graduate. She is also a graduate of PATHS (Providing Alternative Thinking Strategies). In her spare time, she loves to travel and to meet new people.
Tom is the Director of Thomas Robinson Consulting, Ltd., founded in 1994, which provides individualized services in home communities through a family-centered team approach that promotes inclusion for individuals with developmental delays or disabilities in Northwest British Columbia, Canada. Tom has a BA in Psychology and has worked with services for people who have developmental disabilities for over 40 years, including work in residential services, vocational programs, family support and respite, recreational/ leisure services, college instruction and regional health promotion.