Individuals with disABILITIES: Let’s Start with Awareness
Individuals with disabilities, is the correct phrase; not disabled people. These individuals don’t have “special” needs, they simply have “different” needs. There is a large majority of individuals with disabilities in the Richmond region. They face accessibility challenges and improper etiquette on a daily basis.
This panel will give an up-close and personal glimpse into the lives of individuals with disabilities and bring forth more awareness to community leaders and the region as a whole.
Gene Lepley, host and moderator, is joined by guest panelists:
- Carolyn Trimmer, Compliance Specialist, The Greater Richmond ARC
- Katherine Walton Lawson, LMR '99, Subject Expert
- Kelly Hickok, Community Services Coordinator, Resources for Independent Living
- Linda Broady-Myers, Chairman, Richmond Area MPO Elderly and Disabled Advisory Committee (EDAC)
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Would you like to be a member of the studio audience for an upcoming edition of our Start the Conversation series? The next taping will be on Thursday, November 17. The topic of discussion will be “More Than Just Point A to Point B: Transportation Plan 2035.”
If you’d like to join us, please contact John Felton at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and number of people who may be joining your group. Seating is free but limited so please let John know as soon as possible. The deadline to request studio seating is Tuesday, November 15. Seating will begin at 3:30 p.m. and the studio doors will close at 3:45 p.m. Taping of the program will begin at 4:00 p.m.
The Community Idea Stations, in partnership with Leadership Metro Richmond, produces the Start the Conversation series and is hosted by Gene Lepley.