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The Focus on Family and Disability Seminar Series is a forum to educate diverse audiences from students and faculty to service providers, community stakeholders, and family members. 

Program topics include current issues, policies and research, and evidence-based approaches in health, education, and disability. 


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This year all programs will be held via livestream from 12-1:30pm.

Spring 2022

Apr. 12 – Little Kids Have Mental Health Too! The EarlyWell Initiative: North Carolina’s Systemic and Policy Response

Past Programs

Sept. 14 – The Mental Health Needs of Students during COVID-19: A Parent Perspective


Oct. 12 Using the PERMA Model to Work with Children and Youth with Co-occurring Mental Illness and Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and their Families


Nov. 9 – Supporting Person-Centered Integrated Health Care for Children and Adolescents with Special Needs


Dec. 14Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: A Silent Epidemic for 1 in 20


Jan. 11 A Good Life for the Whole Family: Supporting People in the Context of their Family


Feb. 8 Intersecting Identities, Intersecting Development: Supporting LGBTQ youth with disabilities


Mar. 8Developmental Monitoring and Screening: Your Role in Identifying Young Children with or at risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder/Developmental Disabilities