Education

Charting the LifeCourse Ambassador Program

(All Applications Due August 1, 2024)

Join our current group of DEW sponsored Charting the LifeCourse Ambassadors and be a part of this exciting community 

The Department of Education and Workforce is accepting applications from parent mentors, state support team consultants and Ohio educators to participate in training and a community of practice on Charting the LifeCourse. Charting the LifeCourse helps individuals and families of all abilities and ages develop a vision for a good life and more

Introduction

The Charting the LifeCourse framework was developed by families to help individuals with disabilities and families at any age or stage of life develop a vision for a good life, think about what they need to know and do, identify how to find, or develop supports, and discover what it takes to live the lives they want to live. In Ohio, families and agencies began using Charting the LifeCourse in 2017 and began creating a vision for supported families. The Ohio Department of Education and Workforce Office for Exceptional Children has joined as a partner in this work by training and supporting Charting the LifeCourse ambassadors across the state, building internal capacity within the Department of Education, and intentionally making connections across agencies, organizations, and spaces to support families in utilizing this framework and tools to create their good life.

Videos

Join us in exploring the dynamic intersection of education and the LifeCourse framework, empowering learners of all abilities to navigate their unique pathways to success. From personalized goal-setting to fostering inclusive environments, each video in this library equips educators and family members with practical tools and insights to elevate every learner’s journey.

Resources

Embark on an Expedition of Exploration: Resources from Ohio Charting the LifeCourse Ambassadors. Delve into tools, guides, and insights crafted by Ohio Ambassadors, designed to support individuals, families, and professionals in navigating the complexities of life’s transitions. From innovative strategies to practical tips, each resource provides pathways towards inclusive communities and meaningful lives. Explore, learn, and discover the possibilities within our shared repository of wisdom.

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