Supporting Youth and Young Adults with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (IDD) with Decision-Making: What Every Parent Needs to Know

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Kick-off webinar: March 27th 3-4pm EST

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Featured Speakers
Allison Hall, Director of the Center on Youth Voice, Youth Choice
Morgan Whitlatch, Director of Supported Decision-Making Initiatives, Center for Public Representation
Jane St. John, parent and lead developer of Charting the LifeCourse Framework, University of Missouri, Kansas City –   Institute for Human Development
Derek Heard, Georgia Youth Ambassador, and Teresa Heard, Derek’s mother and supporter.

Future webinars will cover topics that include preparing for when your child turns 18, taking a closer look at supported decision-making, and supporting healthcare-related decision-making. Featured speakers will include content experts from the Center on Youth Voice, Youth Choice (CYVYC), as well as youth with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD) and their parents! All sessions will be held from 3:00-4:00pm Eastern Time.

How will this speaker series benefit parents? CVYVC’s speaker series will offer four easy-to-access webinars
for parents, each conducted over Zoom and recorded. This series is intended for parents of youth and young adults with IDD who are interested in gathering information about the range of options for providing decision- making support. The series will review the facts and myths about these options, discuss ways to maximize youth decision-making and self-determination, and emphasize strategies and action steps for parents and youth. Stories from youth with IDD and their parents will serve as real world examples of how these options can be used. It’s never too early or too late to learn about alternatives!


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