The Community of Practice for Supporting Families was a nationally project funded by a grant from Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) with support from NASDDDS. Oklahoma was one of the first five states to receive the five year grant which began in 2012.
The Center for Learning and Leadership collaborated with the Developmental Disabilities Council of Oklahoma and the Developmental Disabilities Services at the Department of Human Services on this project.
The overall goal of supporting families, with all of their complexity, strengths and unique abilities, is "so they can best support, nurture, love and facilitate opportunities for the achievement of self-determination, interdependence, productivity, integration and inclusion in all facets of community life for their family members (AIDD National Agenda for Family Support Conference, 2011)."
We believe that all families need three types of support, emotional, informational and day-to-day supports in order to have a trajectory to a good life. The Charting the LifeCourse tools help facilitate training, discussion and visions for a good life.