Topics: Our overall goal is to increase knowledge in the following areas:
- Families with an infant, child, parent or grandparent with a disability or medical issue
- Specific populations such as parents with physical disabilities, blind parents, Deaf parents or parents with intellectual disabilities
- Infant mental health
- Family systems
- Infant and child development
- Relationship-based early intervention
- Home visiting
- TLG's nationally recognized intervention model
Audience: In addition to parents, grandparents, family members and advocates, our professional audiences include: attorneys, occupational therapists, physical therapists, early childhood and early intervention practitioners, public health nurses, childbirth educators, perinatal workers, primary and secondary school counselors and teachers, child protective service workers, independent living workers, adoption workers, judges, obstetricians, pediatricians, mental health practitioners, and student trainees in these professional fields. TLG staff has conducted trainings and presentations in most of the 50 U.S. states as well as several dozen countries in Europe, Asia, Latin America, South America, the Middle East, Africa, and Australia. TLG has also hosted two international conferences on Parenting with a Disability.
Trainers: TLG staff has been highly rated in training diverse audiences, and frequently train groups that include individuals who are extremely varied in professional discipline, disability experience and culture. Our trainings are based on based upon TLG's cumulative knowledge of critical issues affecting parents with disabilities and their families: 24 years of nationally-recognized intervention services to babies, children or parents with disabilities and their families; TLG's research findings from multiple national studies; ongoing national technical assistance to thousands of parents, family members and professionals; the staff's strong personal and family ties to the Deaf and disability communities; ongoing reviews of local, national and international work concerning parents with disabilities; and, cumulative evaluations of our training activities. This knowledge provides broad and in-depth perspectives on issues affecting children and parents with disabilities.
Cost: Nationally, we offer free consultations to parents with disabilities, their family members, or professionals working with these families by phone or email. The fees for a TLG training or presentation depend upon the scope of what's being asked -- the length of the training or presentation, the number of TLG staff involved, the size of the audience, whether or not travel is involved. In some cases, we may have special grant funding that can supplement the costs an inviting agency or organization is able to cover. Please contact us and we can discuss the details and options available.