The Family Leadership Council (FLC) is a collaboration among family leaders in Oklahoma who have a common goal of advancing a statewide system for family leadership and advocacy. The members of the FLC are primarily family leaders who represent and are connected to other families in the state. The FLC was established in 2007 by the Center for Learning and Leadership (Oklahoma UCEDD) and the Oklahoma LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities).
Educate families to advocate at the local, state, and national level on behalf of all families.
Mentor family leaders, formally and informally, to engage in leadership and advocacy activities throughout the state.
Promote educational opportunities that advance best practices.
Partner and provide technical assistance to local, state, and national agencies and organizations to provide the family’s perspective for systems impact.
Partner with higher education institutions to provide the family perspective in developing, delivering, and evaluating coursework and practicum requirements.
Maintain and expand connections and networks of family leaders locally and statewide.
Family Support Leadership Council Updates
Family support related videos: P&G Thank You, Mom video, an example message of family support, "The worlds toughest moms raise the toughest kids," and "What is a Good Life?" video (developed by the Oklahoma DD Council) from the 2014 Oklahoma Family Support Newtork Joining Forces Conference.
Congratulations Wanta Felty!
The Center for Learning and Leadership is proud to congratulate Wanda Felty, Community Leadership and Advocacy Coordinator and Oklahoma LEND Core Fculty, Parent/Family Issues, for her 2013 publication in the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine arts journal, Blood and Thunder: Musings on the Art of Medicine. Congratulations Wanda!
As part of the National Family Support Agenda, Building a National Agenda for Supporting Families with an Individual with Developmental or Intellectual Disabilities was published in 2012 by the Wingspread Planning Commitee, of which a CLL staff member participates. "The goal of Building a National Agenda for Supporting Families with an Individual with Developmental or Intellectual Disabilities is to advance policy and strategies at the federal and state level for building infastructure for supporting families of people with developmental disabilities, with all of their diversity and complexity."
Additional information about Family Support and the Building a National Agenda for Supporting Families with an Individual with Developmental or Intellectual Disabilities, or Wingspread Report, is available on the Family Support Agenda website: http://www.familysupportagenda.org/FSNA/index.aspx
Family Leadership Council Chair
Community Leadership and Advocacy Coordinator
Oklahoma LEND Core Faculty, Parent/Family Issues
Primary Partner: The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, section of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics