Susan Parker - Instructor, Easterseals Midwest
Keynote Speaker, Round Table Host and Presenter
Susan Parker encourages advocacy through her daily work as a Self-Determination Instructor at Easterseals Midwest and being an inspiration to others with a disability. She is the President of the St. Charles People First Chapter, Ambassador of Charting the LifeCourse, and a member of the Gateway Coalition. Susan has used her voice for over 15 years to create a lasting impact on Missouri Legislation regarding the “R” word, accessible parking signs and allowing parents with a disability to have the right to raise their children successfully without harassment. She has dedicated her adult life to speaking up for others with disabilities and advocating for their rights.
Keynote Description - Planning for a Good Life:
Charting the LifeCourse is designed to be used for your own life, for your family members, or in the work you do. The framework and tools will help you organize your ideas, vision, and goals, as well as problem-solve, navigate, and advocate for supports. Susan and David will discuss how to use the tools and framework to plan for your own good life and the lives of others.
Presentation Description - Intro to Charting the LifeCourse:
Charting My LifeCourse introduces self-advocates to the Building Blocks of the Charting the LifeCourse (CtLC) framework and exploring your goals and vision for a Good Life. Includes a Certificate of Completion. Join Susan as she facilitates the Charting My LifeCourse training with session attendees and learn how to bring this training to your own community.