Focus on Family and Disability
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. The series is offered in conjunction with the Family Support Network.
Program topics include current issues, policies and research, and evidence-based approaches in health, education, and disability.
Focus on Family and Disability Seminar Series programs for 2022-2023 have come to a close!
We are planning our 2023-2024 academic year’s programs; and, if you have a few minutes,
we would love your input! Survey here. We appreciate your participation in UNC School of Social Work’s CE programming!
Individuals with IDD/Special Needs, Self-Advocates, and their families can attend Focus on Family and Disability Seminars for FREE.
Past Programs: Fall 2022 – Spring 2023
April 11, 2023 – Building Equitable Solutions for Black Children in Special Education
Trainer: Toyia Williams, LCSW
March 14, 2023 – The Importance of Early Relationships
Trainer: Diane Britz, LCSW
Feb. 14, 2023 – Engaging IDD Stakeholders and Families as Partners in Research
Trainer: Blaise Morrison, Ph.D., HSP-P, CRC, LPC(OH)
Jan. 10, 2023 – Rethinking Guardianship: Updates on Making Alternatives a Reality in NC
Trainer: Linda Kendall Fields, M.Ed.
Dec. 13, 2022 – A Strengths-Based Approach to Supporting Families and Children with IDD
Trainers: Eileen Slade, LCSW, and Maggie Robbins, RDT
Nov. 8, 2022 – Working with Families from India and Understanding Autism
Trainer: Shagun Gaur
Oct. 11, 2022 – Medicaid Transformation in Plain Language: A Family-Focused Conversation about Standard and BH/IDD Tailored Plans
Trainer: Ann Rodriguez, MHA
Sept. 13, 2022 – Introduction to the NC Family Navigation Guide: A new online resource to support your work with families
Trainer: Elizabeth Crais, Ph.D.