The Autism Society of Central Virginia, Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond and Hanover Arc are sponsoring The free Life in the Community Conference and Resource Fair addressing the needs of students and adults with developmental disabilities as they plan for life after high school. The Life in the Community Conference and Resource Fair is Saturday, November 10, 2012 at the Times Dispatch Hanover Plant at 8460 Times-Dispatch Boulevard in Mechanicsville from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm.
Press Release: October 28, 2012
Contact: Lucy Cantrell, Hanover Arc, (804) 798-2400
The Autism Society of Central Virginia, Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond and Hanover Arc are sponsoring this event to broaden the knowledge and understanding of the options available for a full live in the community. Families, students, adults, educators, service providers and other interested community members will lean how to learn, live, work and play in the community.
The Life in the Community Conference and Resource Fair is Saturday, November 10, 2012 at the Times Dispatch Hanover Plant at 8460 Times-Dispatch Boulevard in Mechanicsville from 8:30am – 3:30 pm.
The Keynote Speaker is Paul Wehman, Ph.D., Director of the Virginia Commonwealth University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center. As one of the original founders of supported employment, Dr. Wehman has worked closely with business and industry since 1980 and is an internationally recognized and honored expert.
He is also the father of two young adults with disabilities and brings a strong parental as well as business perspective to his work. He has spoken locally, nationally and internationally to professionals, parents, advocates and businesses on transition and employment for people with autism, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and other developmental disabilities. Dr. Wehman’s major focus now is on expanding the partnerships with businesses of all sizes so that more persons with disabilities will gain entrance into the workplace and retain employment.
Breakout sessions and the resource fair will include information on: residential, post-high school education and employment options, disability benefits, Medicaid Waivers, estate planning, Social Security, START, Positive Behavioral Supports, Community Services Boards, recreation, and many other topics. There is no advanced registration required.
For more information contact any of the three sponsoring organizations that all serve the Greater Richmond Area and surrounding localities in central Virginia. Hanover Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community with resources, education and advocacy. Contact Hanover Arc at (804) 798-2400 or email: email@example.com.
The Autism Society of Central Virginia promotes lifelong access and opportunities for persons within the autism spectrum and their families, to be fully included, participating members of their communities through advocacy, public awareness, education and research related to autism.
To contact the Autism Society of Central Virginia email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond strives to improve the quality of life for individuals with Down syndrome and their families by providing access to current and accurate information on Down syndrome and by fostering programs that focus on education, community services, public awareness, medical issues, research, advocacy, legal issues and parenting. To contact DSAGR call 804-525-7731 or email: email@example.com.
Hanover Arc For people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
PO Box 91 Ashland, VA 23005 Tel. (804) 798-2400 Fax: 798-0310
Facebook Web: hanoverarc.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tax ID # 54-0975872
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