Family Advocacy Training

More than ever, adults with disabilities are living full lives in their communities. Many are working in community-based jobs that pay minimum wage or more. Many are living independently. Many are directing their own decisions. Businesses are seeing the benefits of hiring people with disabilities too. It takes the support and dreams of families, though, to help youth grow from children to active, engaged adults.

As youth approach adulthood, there are a number of steps families need to take. Some of the decisions during this transition period can be hard. Families need access to information to make informed choices. Families also need information on what to advocate for on behalf of their child.


About this training

General information about this training and how to participate

About the Trainers

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More about the training

This training can be done two ways. Families can do the training online OR they can work with a Promise Family Advocate (see https://promisewi.com/family-advocates for more information) to get the information. The online training includes about one hour of listening time.

By the end of this training, families will…

  • See that their child with a disability can work
  • Learn solutions to common barriers to having a job
  • Describe their child’s strengths and abilities in a positive way
  • Identify steps they can take now to support their child for life after high school
Download the Family Advocacy Training Brief (pdf)

Download the Family Advocacy Training Brief – Spanish (pdf)


More Information About the Trainer

This training is provided by the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities for the Wisconsin Promise grant. For more information, please contact:

  • Molly Cooney | Phone: 608-266-0266


Attend a Training

If you would like to participate in this training, have any questions, or want more information, please contact your Promise DVR Counselor. You can also attend one of our scheduled trainings at a location near you.

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