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National Collaborative on Faith & Disability Webinar: "Pathways for Respite Care: Faith Communities and Families Impacted by Disability"

Date: October 18, 2017

Time: 1:00PM to 2:00PM

Location: Online


National Collaborative on Faith & Disability Webinar: "Pathways for Respite Care: Faith Communities and Families Impacted by Disability"

Presenters: Eric J. Moody (JFK Partners), Val Saiz (Respite Coalition of Colorado), and Kristen Steadman of Nightlights (a respite program operated out of several congregations

Description: Families who have children with disabilities often struggle to find high quality respite care. This webinar will describe partnership between JFK Partners (CO UCEDD), the Respite Coalition of Colorado and Night Lights, LLC, a non-profit that delivers respite care in several congregations. We will highlight how this collaboration evolved and the results from a survey of faith communities regarding their readiness to include respite in their ministries/programs.

Tentative 2018 Webinar dates (topics TBD) include:

  • January 17, 2018, 1-2 pm
  • February 21, 2018, 1-2pm
  • March 21, 2018, 1-2pm
  • April 18, 2018, 1-2pm
  • May 16, 2018, 1-2pm

Webinars take place on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. (CST) and will be archived on the Collaborative website for later viewing.

Registration is required for each webinar. See registration links above. A confirmation email with instructions will be sent upon registration.

The National Collaborative on Faith and Disability (faithanddisability.org) supports people with disabilities, their families, and those who support them by providing national and international leadership in the areas of research, education, service, and dissemination related to disability, religion, and inclusive supports. It is a network of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities with core funding administered by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD).

For more information on the Collaborative on Faith and Disability and/or the Webinar series, contact Erik Carter at erik.carter@vanderbilt.edu.

The VKC welcomes persons with disabilities.

Contact kc@vanderbilt.edu or 615-322-8240 for disability access information; 2 weeks advance notice is recommended for some accommodations (e.g., Braille, signing).