Adolescent Transition Lecture: Self-Advocacy

Nov 20 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Kennedy Krieger Institute
Greenspring Campus
3825 Greenspring Avenue
Bowles Building, 4th floor
Baltimore, MD 21211

About the Event:

TOPIC: Self-Advocacy

Our speakers will be Ken Capone, Public Policy Coordinator, and Tami Goldsmith, Facilitator/Public Policy Administration, both from People on the Go, Maryland’s statewide self-advocacy group.  

 

Self-advocacy is about speaking up for yourself. Self-advocacy groups help people stand up for what is important to them, and they bring people together to advocate for common issues.

People on the Go (POG) is a group of advocates with intellectual and developmental challenges who use their voices to be heard and recognized.  POG believes all people should be active participants in their communities, and strives to eliminate discrimination. Some POG accomplishments include working with agencies around the state, and also working with Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley to close institutions such as the Rosewood Center.  POG is a driving force behind legislative changes in the state to give self-advocates the equality that is deserved.   

DATE:  Wednesday, November 20, 2013

TIME:  7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Lecture is free, and free parking is available.  Snacks and beverages will be provided. 

We hope you can join us to learn more about the importance of self-advocacy for youth and young adults with special health care needs.  

The Adolescent Transition Lectures are a series of presentations and web conferences designed to educate individuals with disabilities, parents, clinicians and community providers about issues important to adolescents and young adults with disabilities approaching adulthood. The lectures are intended to provoke and facilitate discussion. 

Supported by:  Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's (DHMH) Office for Genetics and People with Special Health Care Needs, and the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute.

For More Information:

Register for this lecture by visiting the event website.

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