Evening With An Expert: From Isolation to Inclusion

The Evening with and Expert lecture series welcomes Mary Ford for “From Isolation to Inclusion: Families Living with Intellectual Disability.”

 

Mary will give a brief history of how early programs intended to educate and train individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) had the unintended consequence of isolating them from their families and communities. She will describe how this created the framework for understanding why today’s programs and services focus on inclusion, on reintegrating people with IDD into our schools, neighborhoods, faith communities and increasingly into the workplace.

 

This program will be held at the Renwick Building (previously the Fredericksburg City Renwick Courthouse), 815 Princess Anne Street, from 7:00 – 8:30 pm.  Evening with An Expert is a FREE program.  For additional information on this program, please contact Theresa Cramer, or 540-371-3037, ext. 138.