We hope you can join us on Wednesday evening, November 20 for an Adolescent Transition Lecture on the importance of self-advocacy for individuals with disabilities.
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 bring people together to advocate for common issues. This lecture will discuss the importance of self-advocacy for individuals with disabilities.
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 POG strives to eliminate discrimination. Some POG accomplishments include working with agencies around the state and also working with Governor O'Malley to close institutions such as Rosewood Center. POG is a driving force behind legislative changes in the state to give self-advocates the equality that is deserved.
This lecture is free. Light fare and refreshments will be served. Free parking is available and the building is fully accessible.
Contact Resource Finder at 1-800-390-3372 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
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Supported by: Maryland DHMH Office for Genetics and People with Special Health Care Needs, and the
Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute