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Iowa Family Leadership Training Institute

Empowering Families to Succeed!

Friday & Saturday, September 7 & 8
Friday & Saturday, October 5 & 6
Friday & Saturday, November 2 & 3
Saturday, December 1 Carroll, Iowa

Parents or primary caregivers of children ages 3 to 19 with special health care needs living in Iowa are invited to participate. Goals of the training are to:

  • Understand how to work with partners
  • Become aware of one’s own path to leadership
  • Discover strategies for advocacy
  • Prepare a Community Service Project having impact at the community or systems level

For more information:

Apply by July 20...

Registration fee is $100, but scholarships are available. The cost of hotel accommodations, meals, subject-matter expert speakers and training materials will be covered by the Institute.

Applications are due by Friday, July 20. To apply, click here.

Sponsored by the Division of Child and Community Health, University of Iowa.

Upcoming Events

Registration Now Open for the 2018 Make Your Mark Conference

Gain Valuable Self-Advocacy Skills and Get in Touch with Nature!

Thursday , September 27, 2018 – Friday, September 28, 2018
Honey Creek Resort on Rathbun Lake
12633 Resort Drive, Moravia, IA

Join us for the 2018 Make Your Mark! Conference. Sessions this year will focus on providing information and skills to help you live your best independent life. After sessions wrap up, you can enjoy stargazing or a walk, catch up with friends, or head to the indoor water park. Free registration for individuals with disabilities, family members, and direct support professionals accompanying a participant! Hosted and funded by the Iowa DD Council/ID Action. Click here to register or for more information.


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Our Training Sources page provides links to a variety of training resources that are available on an ongoing basis. Most of these resources are online, available any day, any time. Check websites for fees associated with the trainings.

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Please visit our interactive calendar to find trainings on disability-related topics, including autism, brain injury, mental health, self-advocacy and transition. We invite you to share trainings with us and others using the "Add Event" button on this calendar.

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