Learn More About Charting the Lifecourse
Charting the Lifecourse was developed by parents as a way to support the people they love to live a good life. Charting the Lifecourse has tools that can help you and your child plan, communicate and problem-solve about things that are important to them.
Session topics and dates:
Charting the LifeCourse Foundations Series
This 3-part series is for anyone wanting to know more about Charting the LifeCourse. Throughout the sessions, we will explore the principles of the Charting the LifeCourse Framework and tools. This series will introduce Charting the LifeCourse and how to apply the principles to exploring, planning, and sharing what you want for a good life. You will learn how the different skills work together to help with problem-solving. Finally, we will look at how to use Charting the LifeCourse across the lifespan to share your learning and vision for a good life.
Dates and Times
All sessions take place from 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Session 1: April 15, 2023
Session 2: April 22, 2023
Session 3: April 29, 2023
Register for all three April sessions
Session 1: May 9, 2023
Session2: May 16, 2023
Session 3: May 23, 2023
Session 1: Principles of the Charting the LifeCourse Framework
This first session will provide an overview of the Charting the LifeCourse Framework Principles. You will learn how Charting the LifeCourse helps define a vision and build a path to get there. It will introduce how past, present, and future experiences affect our path. This session will be the foundation for the next two sessions.
April 15, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm or May 9, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Session 2: The Integrated Support Star and Problem-Solving
In this session, we will look at the integrated support star. You will learn how the support star can help you think through strengths and supports. The star can help minimize the barriers sometimes caused by the systems that provide support. You will also learn how to use the support star in problem-solving.
April 22, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm or May 16, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Session 3: Life Domains and The Trajectory
In this session, you will discover how all principles are connected and influence each other. You will learn how Charting the LifeCourse can help you have conversations about the different parts of life across the lifespan. You will also learn how Charting the LifeCourse can help you organize and share what a good life looks like.
April 29, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm or May 23, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Using Charting the LifeCourse to Communicate with Healthcare Providers
Date and Time
April 18, 2023, 12:00 – 1:30
Register for Using Charting the LifeCourse to Communicate with Healthcare Providers
Managing healthcare can be complicated. You may have to manage a lot of information and multiple providers. In this session we will talk about using Charting the LifeCourse tools to communicate with healthcare providers about your child’s needs and preferences.
- Participants will understand the parts of a health portfolio
- Participants will understand how to use the health portfolio to communicate with their healthcare providers.
Using Charting the LifeCourse in the IEP Process
Date and Time
June 20, 2023, 12:00 – 1:30
Register for Using Charting the LifeCourse in the IEP Process
Keeping the student at the center of the IEP and 504 process is critical. In this session we will explore different ways to use Charting the LifeCourse to ensure the student is the focus and keeps them headed toward what a good life looks like to them.
- Participants will understand the Charting the LifeCourse Trajectory and the support star principles
- Participants will be able to use Charting the LifeCourse tools to support the IEP or 504 process
Frequently Asked Questions
Who are these sessions for?
- Case managers and support coordinators
- Any one wants to know more about Charting the LifeCourse
Do I get a certificate of attendance?
Certificates of attendance will be available for anyone who completes a training evaluation.
Are there interpreters at the sessions?
ASL interpreters can be arranged if requested when you register. CART is available for online sessions if requested. We do need two weeks advance notice to arrange for ASL interpreters or CART. If you require these or any other disability-related accommodations to attend a session, please request accommodations by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.