University of Vermont

Parternship with Vermont Family Network to Continue Thanks to Grant

Vermont Family Network's (VFN) partnership with the College of Nursing and Health Sciences will continue for three years, thanks to a donor's grant to the CNHS Office of the Dean. This collaborative grant to VFN brings parent panels to classes of nursing, communication sciences and disorders, and physical therapy students for the purpose of teaching family-centered care. Future healthcare professionals learn first-hand from experienced parents who have children with disabilities. Approximately 35 parents and 500 undergrad and graduate students have interacted in the past three academic years (2009-2010; 2010-2011; 2011-2012), with parents, students, and instructors giving very positive feedback. We look forward to collaborating with VFN again through the next three academic years (2012-2013; 2013-2014; 2014-2015).