Training & Events

The Family Support Center of NJ training department conducts interactive sessions intended to assist families of children with developmental disabilities targeting different age ranges in order to address unique needs. For professionals, trainings are provided across various disability specific areas of interest, including; education, employment and other professional development areas. Within each of the training sessions, attendees are exposed to appropriate advocacy strategies and are encouraged to develop a person centered approach towards planning and services.

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Upcoming Webinars

Talking to Youth with Developmental Disabilities about Sexuality @ Online
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Talking about sexuality can be a difficult task. As parents, guardians, and professionals we often worry that talking about sexuality gives permission and wonder whether our children, or those we work with, can actually have safe, satisfying relationships. This webinar will help you become more comfortable discussing this topic by addressing what topics to cover when and identifying the most effective ways to communicate about this sensitive topic.

Katherine McLaughlin, an expert on sexuality and developmental disabilities, has taught sexuality education to people with developmental disabilities as well as trained them to be peer sexuality educators themselves. She has trained nationally at conferences and workshops, has developed and led parent workshops on Talking to Your Kids with Disabilities about Sexuality, and has trained staff on how to address sexuality with people with disabilities. Katherine has co-authored Sexuality Education for Adults with Developmental Disabilities. She currently leads workshops as a private consultant and also teaches Human Sexuality at Keene State College in NH.