Leadership Tools and Resources



State Level Committees and Councils that Include Families As Members (committees focus on disabilities, families, children and/or long term supports) – revised April 2016

Family Voices Newsletter on Family Leadership – provides a description of leadership roles and resources for how to learn more.

Experience Recording Tool for Family Leaders– use this sheet to keep track of training sessions, conferences and other learning events you have attended. When applying for a job or a position on an advisory board or committee this record can be used to show your knowledge and experience

Serving on Groups – a resource for families interested in serving on decision-making group

A Guide to Serving on a County Family Support Advisory Committee

Advisory Roles Family Members Can Play | Clases de Consejeros los Padres pueden ser

Benefits of Families as Advisors  | El Beneficio de familias como Concejales

A Guide for Promoting Leadership Skills in Youth with Disabilities


Links to Projects and Organizations

Wisconsin Family Leadership Institute (WiFLI) – an intensive leadership development training for families who have children with disabilities/special health care needs

Leading Together: A Convening of Family-led and Family Supporting Organizations

Wisconsin Statewide Parent Educator Initiative (WSPEI)
Information on parent involvement in education for children with disabilities. To view a calendar of training events for families and professionals see the WSPEI calendar