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July 29: All About Developmental Disabilities Hosts Advocacy Training for Valdosta Parents, Teaching Them to be Advocates for Their Children

MEDIA ADVISORY

Contact: Mitch Leff, Leff & Associates, (404) 861-4769, mitch@leffassociates.com

July 29: All About Developmental Disabilities Hosts Advocacy Training for Valdosta Parents, Teaching Them to be Advocates for Their Children

WHAT: All About Developmental Disabilities will host an advocacy education training in Valdosta for parents of children with developmental disabilities.  Parents will learn from experts, meet other parents in their community and find out how to be effective advocates for their children.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 6 - 8 p.m.

WHERE: First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Valdosta. 1905 N. Patterson Street, Valdosta, GA

Developmental disabilities are defined as severe chronic disabilities that limit three or more critical functional abilities.  Examples include Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, autism disorders, fetal alcohol disorders and intellectual disabilities.  These disabilities often manifest early in life (before age 22) and last a lifetime.

Some of the topics to be covered:

  • Do you have a NOW/COMP Waiver?  Are you on the Waiting List?
  • Supported Employment and Customized Employment
  • Transitioning to Adulthood

Interviews available with Crandall Heard, All About Developmental Disabilities

About All About Developmental Disabilities

Founded in 1956, All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD) is an Atlanta-based non-profit organization dedicated to providing support, advocacy and training opportunities for individuals and families living with developmental disabilities.

Georgia relies on a disjointed system of services and support that cannot be sustained long-term.  Economic uncertainties are reducing funding support, even as the number of people in need increases.  AADD offers a range of services focusing on Family Support, Public Policy and Advocacy and Community Engagement.  For more information, go to www.AADD.org or call us at (404) 881-9777.

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