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Disability Policy & Legislative Advocacy Community (ICE) Workshop Series 2

University of Tennessee Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities

Friday, October 18, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (CDT)

Memphis, TN

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Disability Legislative Advocacy & Policy Development: What professionals & families should know

An Interdisciplinary Community Education Workshop (ICE)

The legislative process that sets policy is a catalyst for change in healthcare and service provision. How people with disabilities are represented in this process is through self-advocacy. Self-advocates and professionals like psychologists that support them, need to understand the role of advocacy in the legislative process and how that policy is affected by self-advocates.  

The purpose of the Interdisciplinary Community Education (ICE) Workshop is to present topics addressing medical and behavioral issues for children with special health care needs and adults with neurodevelopmental and related disabilities across the life span.

Speakers: Carrie Hobbs Guiden, Executive Director The Arc Tennessee Sandra Hawkins (The Arc Mid-South for a local perspective) Carol Greenwald (parent perspective) Jessica Smart (self-advocate perspective) Panel questions will focus on legislative advocacy from these different perspectives.

*Ms. Guiden has disclosed that there are no relevant financial or non-financial relationships associated with her presentation.

For questions, please contact Elizabeth Bishop at 901-448-3127 or email at ebishop@uthsc.edu.

Parking is located on the streets surrounding the Boling Center. Arrive early to find parking.

Location: The session will be held on the 6th floor of the UT Boling Center. Enter building and take elevators to the 6th floor.  This session will also be offered as a live webinar via Adobe Connect. Register online and then click on http://connect.uthsc.edu/comed2 the day of the event.  You will need high speed internet and speakers to view this session online.

   CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

SOCIAL WORK (2.0 CONTACT HOURS)

A Certificate of Attendance is available for each participant. Filing for Continuing Education credits or units is the responsibility of the attendee.

REGISTERED DIETITIANS (2.0 CPEUs)

The University of Tennessee Boling Center is an accredited provider through the Commission on Dietetic Registration. CPEU activities are pre-approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR).

 

 

Have questions about Disability Policy & Legislative Advocacy Community (ICE) Workshop Series 2? Contact University of Tennessee Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities

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University of Tennessee Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities
711 Jefferson Ave
Memphis, TN 38105

Friday, October 18, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (CDT)


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University of Tennessee Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities

The Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities (BCDD) is an interdisciplinary program that supports children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families through training, service, applied research, information dissemination, planning, and policy development. BCDD is part of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) network.

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