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A Resource Parent’s Guide to Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)

It is estimated that anywhere between 30 and 60 percent of children and youth in foster care have an intellectual or developmental disability (IDD). Unfortunately, most resource parents do not receive training to support the special needs of this population. This training provides basic background information about IDD, the services you may need as a resource parent and where to find them and best practices for parenting a child or youth with IDD. Whether you are planning on becoming a resource parent and you are not sure if you can meet the needs of a child with IDD, or if you currently are a resource parent caring for a child with IDD, this training will serve as a guide to help you on your way.

Participants: Resource Parents

Approximate Length: 1 hour

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