Our guest speaker for this presentation will be Julie McKinney, Health Literacy Specialist and Director of Product Content at Exceptional Lives, Inc. Exceptional Lives is a not-for-profit organization which provides easy-to-read information for parents and caregivers of children and adults with developmental disabilities.
Their free online tools help families find the resources they need and walk them through the complicated processes of getting services and benefits for their child. The tools are developed using health literacy principles, and include comprehensive step-by-steps Guides as well as a searchable Resource Directory of local providers and support services.
Julie will be discussing content that is specific to Massachusetts and Louisiana, but there will also be some guidance for families from other states. We will discuss the need for this type of resource and include NLM and other government resources that are relevant to this topic. The audience is anyone who provides health information to families and caregivers or anyone who may want to offer a program about these resources in their libraries, or organization for both staff and the public.