2023 Four-Part Parent Speaker Series


CYVYC is pleased to announce its second session in its 2023 Four-Part Parent Speaker Series


JULY 12, 2023, 3:30–4:45pm EST


Turning 18: What Every Parent of a Child with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Needs to Know



Featured Speakers:


  • Allison Hall, Director of the Center on Youth Voice, Youth Choice
  • Jane St. John, parent and lead developer of Charting the LifeCourse Framework, University of Missouri, Kansas City – Institute for Human Development
  • Ketrina Hazell, CYVYC Advisory Board Member and young adult self-advocate
  • Kamisha Heriveaux, self-advocate & researcher, Guardianship Alternatives & Transfer-of-Rights (GATOR) project


Missed the first session? No problem! Watch the video!


Future webinars will cover topics that include taking a closer look at supported decision-making and supporting healthcare-related decision-making. Featured speakers will include content experts from the Center on Youth Voice, Youth Choice (CYVYC), as well as youth with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD) and their parents!


All sessions will be held from 3:30–4:45pm eastern time.


How will this speaker series benefit parents? CYVYC’s speaker series will offer four easy-to-access webinars for parents, each conducted over Zoom and recorded. This series is intended for parents of youth and young adults with IDD who are interested in gathering information about the range of options for providing decision-making support. The series will review the facts and myths about these options, discuss ways to maximize youth decision-making and self-determination, and emphasize strategies and action steps for parents and youth. Stories from youth with IDD and their parents will serve as real world examples of how these options can be used. It’s never too early or too late to learn about alternatives!

For more information, email Jaimie Timmons at Jaimie.timmons@umb.edu


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