Attention Families: We Need YOUR Help!

The Day in The Life is a Family Mentoring Program, designed to be part of the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities Program (LEND) at the UAB Civitan-Sparks Clinics. This program provides an experience for our trainees to learn first-hand how a family with a child with special needs functions both at home and in the community, learning about the family’s perspectives on disability and special health care needs, as well as some of the challenges faced in advocating for their child with special needs. The goals of this activity are for our trainees to learn from a family about the impact of having a child with a disability, their experiences working with professionals from various disciplines, the responsiveness of service systems to the family’s needs and desires, as well as deepen the trainee’s appreciation and capacity to work in a family-centered manner.

Mentor Family Flyer