This conference will help families improve their skills in advocating for their children and in impacting the systems that affect their children. There will be fun networking opportunities with over 300 participants from around the state and a selection of workshop strands that will provide important information and perspectives to both families and professionals.
Some of the topics that the conference will address:
- Information about Early Childhood, Special Education, Healthcare, and transitions
- Engaging parents in leadership opportunities
- Sibshops: Hands-on workshop for siblings of children with special health and/or developmental needs to make friends, receive support and have fun (ages 8-13)
- Building advocacy skills so you can impact the systems that impact children
- Health and nutrition
- Important information about laws, regulations, policies, and best-practices for increasing parental involvement
- Skills and strategies for communication, sharing stories, and record-keeping
- The value of family-to-family networking and ways to make it happen
- Tips on creating connections with local and statewide resources
- Methods for creating and/or maintaining strong partnerships between families and professionals
- Leveraging individual identity (culture, language, family uniqueness and more) to become stronger advocates for children, family, and community.
Click here to download a copy of the FLC brochure.