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The Family Links Conference is a statewide group of disability organizations who come together to provide a variety of trainings or conferences to parents and families of children, youth, and adults with disabilities and special needs and the professionals who serve them.  We are looking for individuals who are interested in presenting at our upcoming 2022 Family Links events.  There will be three separate events held throughout the year, offering multiple opportunities for families and professionals who serve the disability community in Utah to connect and share information. While completing the Call for Presentations Google Form, you will have the opportunity to select topics, length, format, dates/times and more.

The following teaching tracks were chosen based on feedback from past events and follow-up surveys we have conducted.  However, if you have information you feel is timely and relevant for our audience this year, we would be glad to consider your suggested presentation topic.

Early Childhood Topics

  • Sensory Processing Disorder (Diagnosis/Therapies)
  • What to Do and Where to Go After Receiving a Diagnosis
  • Creative Respite and Child Care Options for Families
  • Transition from Early Intervention to Preschool

Mental Health

  • Growth Mindset
  • Resiliency
  • Dual Diagnosis (I/DD & Mental Health)
  • CIT/Law Enforcement
  • Caring for the Caregiver

Navigating School and Community Inclusion

  • Executive Functioning
  • Advocacy/Self-Advocacy
  • Education Supports (IEP/504/Related Services)
  • Assistive Technology
  • Bullying
  • Social Skills

Young Adults and Transition to Adulthood

  • Executive Functioning
  • Disability Financial and Future Planning
  • Pathways to Employment
  • DSPD Support Services
  • Transitions to Adulthood and Independence

Family Concerns

  • Growth Mindset
  • Executive Functioning at Home
  • Enhancing Relationships (Marital/Romantic/Sibling)
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Finding Resources and Navigating Agencies

General Topics of Interest

  • Behavior
  • Goal Setting
  • Healthcare Transition
  • Coordinating Services between Agencies