January 17, 2013

Two upcoming Kennedy Center events address inclusion

The inclusion of children and adults with disabilities will be the focus of two community events Jan. 23 and 24 at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD).

“You and Your Legislators: Disability Advocacy for 2013” will be held Wednesday, Jan. 23, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. VKC UCEDD co-director Elise McMillan, J.D., will moderate a panel of three guests from the Arc Tennessee, the Tennessee Disability Coalition and Vanderbilt’s Community, Neighborhood and Government Relations Office, who will address state and national disability public policy issues. Lunch will be provided for registrants.

On Thursday, Jan. 24, at 4:10 p.m., the annual VKC Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture will be “Creating Inclusive Communities – One Dream At a Time” by Lucille Zeph, Ed.D., director of the Center for Inclusion and Disabilities at the University of Maine. A reception will follow.

Both events are free and will be held in Room 241 VKC/One Magnolia Center Bldg. Register online at kc.vanderbilt.edu/registration by Jan. 18 for “You and Your Legislators” and through Jan. 21 for the MLK Lecture, or call 322-8240.