The Arc Wisconsin is bringing The Center for Future Planning to Wisconsin and you can be part of it!
See if you qualify to participate in this exciting Train the Trainer Event on November 16 in Stevens Point:
Wisconsin Future Planning Training Flyer
Register here: Registration Form
What is Future Planning?
The Arc Wisconsin is working to provide future planning support to caregivers of people with intellectual or developmental disabilities and their families, which may include an older adult. Future planning is creating a guide for a person with an intellectual or developmental disability (I/DD) to lead a good life as independently as possible. A plan is important throughout all stages of life and especially in the future after the parent or caregiver is no longer able to provide support.
As you may know, a person-centered future plan should reflect the wishes of the person with I/DD, as well as his or her parents, siblings, extended family members and friends, and other important people in his or her life. The plan you help build with families should include information about all aspects of a person’s life including daily routines, living arrangements, finances, medical and education history, and decision-making support.
If You are a Family Member
If you or your loved one have an intellectual or developmental disability (I/DD) and are interested in starting a Future Plan, walk through The Arc’s Build Your Plan tool and get started!
If You are a Professional Who Supports Families
Consider applying to participate in the November 16 training in Stevens Point. The future planning training will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to support the caregivers and families you work with to plan for the future of their son or daughter with I/DD. To get your name on the registration list contact Taylor Woodward at The Arc directly ASAP: Woodard@TheArc.org
Selected trainees are eligible for a stipend from The Arc Wisconsin. Only 20 trainees will be accepted. Each trainee is expected to participate in the full-day training, engage a minimum of 3 families (by June 2018) to develop a Future Plan, distribute information brochures, do outreach to families, and collect and submit simple data about their activities.
For questions about the training in Wisconsin, please contact Lisa Pugh at The Arc Wisconsin at 608-422-4250 or by email at Pugh@thearc.org