POG Provides Advocacy Tips Statewide

tags: Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities Maryland Center For Developmental Disabilities Newsletter

Ken Capone, public policy director for People On the Go, recently spoke at two events sponsored by The Parents’ Place of Maryland, a nonprofit organization that helps families of children with disabilities and special healthcare needs throughout Maryland. One of the events was held in Waldorf, Maryland, on November 11, and the other took place on December 2 in Frederick, Maryland.

The purpose of the events was to provide information and training to equip parents to be a voice for their children and other individuals with disabilities. Capone was invited to share his expertise in advocacy. In his remarks, he emphasized the importance of holding high expectations for children, believing in the possibilities for children with disabilities, and valuing self-advocacy.