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Free IFLTI Training for Parents and Caregivers

Focus on Communication and Guardianship

September 30 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Independence, Iowa

Iowa Family Leadership Training Institute (IFLTI) is offering a free training for parents and primary caregivers of children and youth with special health care needs, including behavioral health needs.

The training, “How to Communicate Effectively and Alternatives to Legal Guardianship,” will take place on September 30 at the Mental Health Institute Auditorium in Independence, Iowa.

For more information, download the event flyer.

Get in touch with Kathy Francois to register: or 319-356-3808

"RESPECT" Trainings Scheduled for Council Bluffs, Waterloo and Dubuque

Recognizing everyone’s strengths by peace building, empathizing, communicating and trust building

This free, four-part RESPECT workshop focuses on relationship building and conflict resolution. Learn skills and strategies that can be applied universally to address professional and personal conflict.

Council Bluffs

  • 4 Tuesdays: September through December
  • Country Inn and Suites, 17 Arena Way


  • 4 Thursdays: September through December
  • Fairfield Inn and Suites, 2134 La Porte Road


  • 4 Fridays: September through December
  • Country Inn and Suites, 1315 Associates Drive

Training materials and meals will be provided at no cost. Stipends are available to offset the cost of travel and other expenses. Three types of education credit are available.

Click the linked locations above for event flyers, details and registration.

Upcoming Events

Annual ID Action “Make Your Mark” Statewide Self-Advocacy Conference

Two days of leadership training, networking and fun for everyone!

September 26 to 27, 2019
Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
300 East 9th Street, Coralville, IA

This year, conference sessions will focus on developing leadership skills. They will include suggestions for working with legislators and a “Caucus 101 and Refresher.” Registration is free for individuals with disabilities, family members, and direct support professionals accompanying a participant.

Attendance is limited to the first 150 people to register. Learn more and register here!

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