Tami Allen is the Co-Executive Director for the Families Together Inc. and Project Director for the Family-to-Family Health Center. She has had over 35 years of experience working with Families Together as a voice for children and youth with special healthcare needs.
Tami and her husband Terry have a combined family of 8 children. Their son Skylar is 40 and is a young adult with special health care needs including cerebral palsy. Tami has been instrumental in the development of his health care plan and independent living services to better support his endeavor in self-directing his life and needed services as well as living and working independently. Among Tami’s areas of expertise are transition from school to adult services, employment and Independent Living, advocacy and policy-making, and parent and family engagement within the community as well as Supported Decision Making and Family Centered Health Care. She is also a LifeCourse Ambassador.
Tami has served on a number of advisory boards including The State Independent Living Council of Kansas, Kansas Assistive Technology Advisory Board, Living Independently in Northwest Kansas Board, Oral Health Kansas , Kansas Vocational Rehabilitation Advisory Board and KanCare Meaningful Measures Collaborative.
Tami is an accomplished speaker on topics including LifeCourse Framework, Transition to Adult Health Care as well as Supported Decision Making and is featured on the KU.edu website.