This course covers:

  • Why support families?
  • Charting the LifeCourse as an approach to support families
  • Competitive Integrated Employment and why to include families
  • PA InVest
  • Innovation in Supporting Families in PA

Within our professional and personal roles, we engage with many people across the lifespan. However, it is sometimes difficult to know how best to support adults, if your primary experience has been supporting children within our service delivery system. This training provides strategies and recommendations to navigate these challenges to increase our skills as professionals in this field.

Annual training icon Credit Hours: 1

Charting the LifeCourse was created to help individuals and families of all abilities and all ages develop a vision for a good life, think about what they need to know and do, identify how to find or develop supports, and discover what it takes to live the lives they want to live.

Audience: Professional Stakeholders

Participants in this training will:

  • Learn about the National Charting the LifeCourse Community of Practice.
  • Apply LifeCourse Principles and LifeCourse Framework.
  • Practice Using LifeCourse Tools.

Credit Hours: 4

“My Support Packet“ is an information rich packet that can be helpful for individuals and families who are interested in having their own personal, important contacts and relevant resources all in one place.  This packet is comprised of several sections that contain information to support people through transitions, allow people to be more independent, and enable people to take control of their future.  Charting the LifeCourse framework and tools are incorporated throughout the packet.   

The “My Support Packet” is intended to be used by individuals and families.  Supporters may assist with initial completion and maintaining up to date information as needed, especially when first introducing the packet.

We recognize that transitions are experienced by everyone throughout their lifespan. This training will offer suggestions for supporters who are assisting people through times of transition through all of life's changes (both expected and unexpected). This training will specifically focus on how Charting the LifeCourse tools and resources can be used to support transition planning.

 Credit Hours: 1 hour

Did you know the PA Family Network uses a unique peer-to-peer model that allows them to help people and their families embark on their LifeCourse journey by exploring the possibilities through the family lens? Join us to learn about the Pa Family Network and how they collaborate with Supports Coordinators and providers to engage people with disabilities and their families in LifeCourse. You will hear directly from the PA Family Network while they discuss their technical assistance capacity, workshops, mentoring services, and their Team Mentoring Model.

Annual training icon Credit Hours: 0.75

Charting the LifeCourse is an incredible framework that transforms the way we think about supporting individuals and families. This framework has many different tools and resources available to use when organizing, planning, and sharing one's vision for their life.  During this training we will share some ways to identify how to use the LifeCourse tools to meet the needs of those you support.  We will also share a new resource that will simplify the way that individuals, families, and providers can identify which Charting the LifeCourse tools could be helpful when supporting different Life Domains.

Credit Hours: 1 hour

This course is the next step in ODP’s efforts to provide SCs and SC Supervisors with a general understanding of the foundational principles and tools of the LifeCourse Framework. It is an opportunity for further learning, networking, and sharing experiences using the LifeCourse tools. This course is a follow-up to the Supporting Families; LifeCourse Framework Overview Webinars that were presented during the month of October 2016.

This webinar provides SCs and SC Supervisors with a general understanding of the foundational principles and tools of the LifeCourse Framework. The goal of this Community of Practice is to support families in ways that maximize their capacity, strengths and unique abilities to promote everyday lives for their family members.

This is a required training for Support Coordinators (SC) and SC Supervisors for the 2016 training calendar year.  Certificates of Achievement must be obtained no later than December 31st, 2016.