The LEND Family Discipline Network (LFDN) Presents: 2021 Family Discipline Summit


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Monday, September 27, 2021- Tuesday, September 28, 2021
3:00 - 6:00 pm ET
Location: Virtual

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Event Description:

The LFDN, with support from AUCD’s Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center (ITAC) on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, is hosting a series of facilitated workshops and conversations for leaders and trainees in the field of Family Support to discuss critical questions and share best practices for addressing equity for families within their programs and in life beyond their traineeship. 

The Summit is free to attend. A final agenda will be available by the beginning of September. Event materials will be shared one week before the event. 

*The last 30 minutes of Day 1 will be optional networking time for LFDN members only. The last 30 minutes of Day 2 will be optional networking time for all Summit participants.

By the end of the Family Discipline Summit, attendees will: 

  • Understand/recognize the value of family as a professional discipline.
  • Strengthen and energize existing connections within the LFDN.
  • Foster new relationships with Family Support professionals outside of the LFDN. 

Goals of the Family Discipline Summit:

  • Introduce the history and goals of the LEND family discipline. 
  • Network within and across disciplines by fostering a collaborative environment. 
  • Enhance opportunities for providing and receiving mentorship within the family discipline. 
  • Continue to develop and refine relevant family resources. 
  • Share best practices and identify opportunities for growth in the family discipline.

Who should attend?

The 2021 Family Discipline Summit welcomes network members in the LFDN and Family Support Special Interest Group (SIG), current and former LEND trainees in the family discipline, and Program and Training Directors from MCHB Training Programs.

Where is the Summit taking place?

This event will be held over Zoom. Attendees must register for Day 1 and Day 2 separately. 

Please Note:

  • CART captioning will be provided. Please indicate additional disability accommodations during registration. 
  • The Summit will be held on the Zoom Platform. You can test your connection with Zoom before joining the meeting here.

Please contact Jackie Czyzia, Senior Program Manager, MCH Technical Assistance at [email protected] if you have questions or would like additional information.