Oklahoma Community of Practice Training

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.

Training and Webinar Examples:

Oklahoma Transition Institute hosted a webinar with Wanda Felty and Heather Pike, Oklahoma Family Network, on Charting the LifeCourse to a Good Life: LifeCourse Tools Webinar


Additional training from Wanda Felty and Heather Pike was created through a collaboration with the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services, the Governor’s Executive Committee on Developmental Disabilities, the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Panel for Developmental Disabilities for all state intake staff and new employees on the Charting the LifeCourse principles. The full training can be found here: LifeCourse Training for Staff

This training is offered free of charge for agencies, non-profits and family groups.

For more information, or to schedule a training, contact:

Wanda Felty, Community Leadership and Advocacy Coordinator 

Email: wanda-felty@ouhsc.edu

Phone: 405-271-4500 ext. 41004

Administration on Developmental Disabilities

National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services

Developmental Disabilities Council of Oklahoma

Oklahoma Department of Human Services

For more information about the national CoP project you can visit www.supportstofamilies.org

For more information or to download more Charting the LifeCourse tools you can visit www.lifecoursetools.com