Training Series & Workshops

The Council trains families who have loved ones with disabilities to know and exercise their rights. Our training workshops cover a broad spectrum of needs, e.g., guardianship, legal rights, Medicaid waiver eligibility, leadership development, financial empowerment and planning, and prevention of abuse and neglect. Workshops are held at various times throughout the year. Contact Mona Wilkerson, Director of Family Support, at 502.999.3719 (direct line) or 502.584.1239 or to learn more.Click here for our training flyer.

Upcoming workshops:
LEAD Parent Training (Special Education Advocacy Training):
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 22, and 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Monday, May 1, 2017, at the Marion C. Moore School, 6415 Outer Loop, Louisville, KY 40228. Click here for details. Register here.
Special Workshop for LMPD First Responders: Engaging Individuals Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in Services
1-3 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at the Police Academy/Government Center, 2911 Taylor Blvd., Louisville, KY 40208. Click here for details. Register here.
Guardianship Training

This training provides an overview of what it means to be a guardian or conservator, the legal process for seeking appointment and the responsibilities of guardianship.

Wills & Trusts

An educational session explaining how to plan for the future of a child with a disability without hurting his/her eligibility for government benefits and programs.

Financial Planning

Training to empower families to address the complexities of special needs planning - legal & financial planning, government benefits coordination and tax strategies - to ensure the future care and financial well-being of a loved one.

Michelle P Waiver Training

The Michelle P Waiver (MPW) is a home- and community-based waiver program developed as an alternative to institutional care for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. MPW allows individuals to remain in their homes with services and supports. This training guides families through the process of seeking this Medicaid waiver.

LEAD Parent Training (Leadership Education & Advocacy Development):

LEAD Parent is an intensive leadership development program for parents, advocates or anyone who has an interest in serving people with disabilities and their families. LEAD provides instruction in special education law and advocacy techniques and is especially helpful for families with school-age children. Learn about LEAD