There are many great organizations that have online training for families. Here are just a few options.
Family Voices aims to achieve family-centered care for all children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities. Through this national network, Family Voices provides families tools to make informed decisions, advocates for improved public and private policies, builds partnerships among professionals and families, and serves as a trusted resource on health care.
They provide training on topics such as: Managing Caregiver Stress, Financing Mental Health Services, The Affordable Care Act and A Four-Part Series on Financing Special Health Care Needs.
Family Voices Training Page.
The mission of IN*SOURCE is to provide parents, families and service providers in Indiana the information and training necessary to assure effective educational programs and appropriate services for children and young adults with disabilities.
They provide training on topics such as: Understanding Article 7, Preparing for your Student’s Special Education Case Conference, Skills for Effective Parent Advocates, and several archived webinars related to special education.
About Special Kids (ASK) is Indiana’s Parent to Parent organization that works throughout the state to give support, answer questions and provide information and resources to families of children with special needs. ASK staff are extensively and continually trained as well as parents of children with special needs; therefore, we can help other families and professionals understand the various systems that families encounter related to special needs. ASK has a parent liaison in each region of the state with our central office location in Indianapolis. ASK’s mission: Helping children with special needs live better lives by educating, empowering and connecting their families.
They provide training on topics such as: Roadmap to Special Education (Laws and Processes), Public Health Insurance, My Child Has Special Needs: Now What?, A Life With Stress, Balance and a Plan and Effective Communication.