April 22, 2018




Workshops for Family Managed Services (FMS) Families and Staff

We provide a variety of workshops for families who choose Family Managed Services (FMS) funding and the staff they employ. All of these workshops are free.

Get Connected: Planning for Community Roles
(Formerly Visioning and Valued Roles)

This workshop, for Funds Administrators and staff, focuses on the importance of valued roles for people who live with disability and how Funds Administrators and staff can help the people they support develop a vision for the future.

Abuse Prevention and Response

This workshop, for Funds Administrators and staff, explores what can be done to reduce the risk of abuse and how to handle situations of suspected abuse.

You’re Hired! Finding the Right Staff
(Formerly Staff: From Good to Great)

This workshop, for Funds Administrators only, looks at staffing as a tool to help achieve your goals while meeting the needs of your family. Topics covered include recruitment, management and retention of staff. Note: Get Connected: Planning for Community Roles is a prerequisite for this workshop.

Employment Matters

This workshop, for Funds Administrators and staff, provides concrete strategies in supporting a person in achieving and maintaining employment.

Transition Planning for Adulthood Series

Transitioning to adulthood is one of the most important life transitions we experience. Youth ages 14 to 25 require support in navigating this critical time of life. This free four-part workshop series includes:

Life Transitions

Understanding life transitions and the barriers to successfully transitioning to adulthood

Valued Roles in Community

Exploring social roles and how to be valued as a respected member of community

Visioning and Planning

Creating a plan for the future based on a vision supported by goals and strategies

Navigating the Systems

Understanding adult services and systems of support

All four workshops must be taken consecutively.

Professional Development

We provide full-day professional development opportunities which focus on how to support people who live with disabilities in building fulfilling lives in community.

We can also work with your organization to provide customized, onsite professional development in areas of need. Past topics have included: diversity and inclusion; life transitions; visioning and person-centered planning; and disability awareness.