Wellington Dufferin Family Network

Facilitation Wellington Dufferin has been exploring how we can support families of people who have a developmental disability in Wellington and Dufferin Counties to come together to connect, learn, share information, and support one another.   We want to hear directly from you about what families are looking for in a family network, and to plan out the role that FWD can play in meeting that need.  

Please share your experiences, ideas, and suggestions for building a strong family network in your community!

In what community do you currently live?

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* 1. In what community do you currently live?

Please describe your relationship to someone who has a developmental disability 

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* 2. Please describe your relationship to someone who has a developmental disability 

How old is your family member / friend who has a developmental disability?

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* 3. How old is your family member / friend who has a developmental disability?

Have you ever been part of a family network?

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* 4. Have you ever been part of a family network?

If you are or have been part of a family network before, please share the name and/or contact information.  FWD is looking to collaborate!

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* 5. If you are or have been part of a family network before, please share the name and/or contact information.  FWD is looking to collaborate!

How important are these aspects of a family network to you?

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* 6. How important are these aspects of a family network to you?

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Regular in-person meetings
Occasional in-person meetings about specific topics
On-line networking and chat groups
 Peer support
Information sharing about community resources and events
Information sharing about relevant political, legal, and financial issues
Peer to peer mentoring
Training events and guest speakers
Social gatherings with other families
On-line presence (web site, social media, resources, etc.)
Resource lending library
Family leadership development
What else would you like to see in a family network?

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* 7. What else would you like to see in a family network?

If you would like to be added to the Facilitation Wellington Dufferin mailing list and receive the results of this poll and the September Family Network Focus Group Meetings, please share your contact information.

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* 8. If you would like to be added to the Facilitation Wellington Dufferin mailing list and receive the results of this poll and the September Family Network Focus Group Meetings, please share your contact information.

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