University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Iowa Family Leadership Training Institute

Parents and primary caregivers of children ages 3 to 19 with special health care needs are invited to participate in a special leadership training. The goals of this training are to:

  • Understand how to work with partners
  • Become aware of one's own path to leadership
  • Discover strategies for advocacy
  • Prepare a Community Service Project

Cost is $100 per person. Scholarships are available.

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Navigating Special Needs Family Training:

Lunch & Learn Webinar Series

  • Do you have a child recently diagnosed with a disability or special need?
  • Are you thinking about your child's future?
  • Are you look for services and supports for your child?

This webinar series is designed to help families increase their competence and confidence to help their child thrive and grow.

To register for individual webinars are the entire series click here.


Friday June 26, 2020 - 12pm-1pm ​​​​​: Finding Your Way in the World of Special Needs

Friday, July 10, 2020 - 12pm-1pm: Improving Communication Skills

Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12pm-1pm: Organizing Information

Friday, August 7, 2020 - 12pm-1pm: Exploring Care Coordination

Friday August 21, 2020 - 12pm-1pm: Navigating School

Friday, September 4, 2020 - 12pm-1pm: Navigating Waivers

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 12pm-1pm: Finding Reliable Resources

Friday, October 2, 2020 - 12pm-1pm: Finding Resilience & Hope


To register for individual webinars or the entire webinar series, click here.