MNLEND Forum on the "F-Words" in Childhood Disability

Fri Sep 15 2017
Image of happy parents and child.

In the 21st century, people are embracing new ideas and new paradigms for the healthcare and disability fields and  to explore their implications, ICI's Minnesota Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (MNLEND) program is sponsoring this forum, titled, "The 'F-Words' in Childhood Disability: Are We Ready to Shift Gears?" These new ideas and paradigms are guided by the 6 "F-Words" from the World Health Organization's (WHO) International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health (ICF) framework: Function, Family, Fitness, Fun, Friends, and Future. The "F-Words"have been enthusiastically embraced by parents, families, and colleagues around the world. Peter Rosenbaum of McMaster University in Ontario, Canada will present on the ICF Framework and challenge everyone to think-and speak together about-"Yes but..." and "Now what..." This discussion can show new possibilities about building these ideas into everyday practice and research (and remember, one of the F-Words is 'Fun!'). The forum will be held in the Weisman Art Museum at 333 East River Road on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis on November 16, 9-11:30 a.m. The public is invited to this free event, but registration is required.