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Parenting a child with special needs or a disability requires having an empowered parent who will seek out information regarding their child’s diagnosis and the services and supports which when implemented will give their child the best outcomes possible. Early intervention is key and so is education for the family.
OFN provides training for families of children with special needs and the professionals who serve them. Below is a list of available training. Please see the OFN calendar to see dates in your area. If you would like to attend a training not scheduled in your area, contact OFN at 405-271-5072 or 877-871-5072 to find one in a nearby area or to schedule one in your area.
Care Notebook Training
In caring for a child with special health needs, families get information and paperwork from many sources. Participants of this workshop will be provided tools to organize their most important information in a central place, making it easier for them to find and share key information with others who are part of their child’s care team. Providers and families alike will benefit from this workshop as they receive all documents to maintain care notebooks on a CD to take home for future updating.
Click on Care Notebook.zip and get started!
For those transitioning to adult care click on Transition CN Docs.zip
Supporting Parent Training
The goal of this training is to build a statewide network of family members who can appropriately mentor those who are just starting out in raising a child with special health care needs from pre-natal through adulthood.
Telling Your Story Training
This training is designed to train family members of children with special health care needs to organize and reflect their personal experiences in a way that is meaningful to their audience. This training addresses the organziation and sharing of personal information in story form to promote awareness and sensitivity to that family members face in their daily lives. (A collaborative effort with the OU UCEDD/Center for Learning and Leadership)
Community Resources for an Effective Transition to Adulthood
Participants learn information regarding resource agencies and organizations who encourage families and students through an effective secondary transition and support the efforts of staff empowering youth and families to adulthood.
By empowering families… you automatically empower students and make the professional’s life easier! Learn tips to improve family involvement and partnerships.
Financing Health Care Resources
Direct families to a range of health care financing information to improve access to services for their Children with Special Health Care Needs.
Joining Forces: Supporting Family Professional Partnerships Conference
The Conference mission is to provide leadership skills and opportunities to promote family/professional partnerships throughout Oklahoma. Click on the Family Leadership tab on our homepage for more information.
The OFN is devoted to family centered care and one-to-one support for families of children with special health care needs and disabilities.