Whatever our perspective - trainees and students, researchers, health care professionals, service providers, educators, individuals with disabilities or family members, or simply concerned citizens - we see ways that the disability service system can be improved. One dimension of changing service systems is educating legislators and other public policymakers. "You and Your Legislators: Disability Advocacy for 2013" will be held Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in VKC Room 241.
Hosted by: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center - Click Here
Three panelists who are experienced in working with public policy makers will share their strategies. Panelists will include:
- Moderator Elise McMillan, J.D., Co-Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
- "Disability Issues for the Upcoming Session of the Tennessee Legislature": Carrie Guiden, Executive Director, The Arc Tennessee
- "Federal Disability Issues for the 113th U.S. Congress": Carol Westlake, Executive Director, Tennessee Disability Coalition
- "Educating Your Legislator": David Mills, Associate Director, Vanderbilt University Community, Neighborhood, & Government Relations
Training will conclude with a question/answer session. Lunch will be provided. For planning purposes, please register for this event by Friday, Jan. 18. For more information, call (615) 322-8240.
Contact: Elizabeth Turner