Webinar – “Centering the Voices of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities About Family Support”
Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
A free webinar focusing on the voices of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their viewpoint on family support
The University of Illinois Chicago’s Institute on Disability & Human Development (IDHD) and The Autism Program (TAP) webinar series continues with “Centering the Voices of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities about Family Support” on Oct. 12 from 12 to 1 p.m.
Presenter Katie Arnold, PhD, will provide an overview of this study that focused on the voices of people with IDD to learn about family support from their viewpoint.
Using Participatory Action Research (PAR), the study explored two main questions:
- What types of support do people with IDD receive from their families?
- What types of support do people with IDD provide to their families?
Katie will also discuss the primary themes that emerged from the data around social-emotional and independent living support as well as recommendations for changes in systems and policies and future directions in research.
Katie has a sister with intellectual disabilities and has helped to grow the sibling movement across the country in her role as the Sibling Leadership Network (SLN) executive director, a national nonprofit that provides information and support to siblings of people with disabilities throughout the lifespan.
The series continues with webinars on Nov. 2 and 30. See the full list of webinar series events.