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School of Social Work 2024 Legacy Speakers Series “Thriving with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Across the Lifespan”

March 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join the UNC School of Social Work for a thought-provoking celebration of National Disability Awareness Month during our third annual Legacy Speakers Series on Friday, March 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Friday Center. This year, we are focusing on “Thriving with I/DD Across the Lifespan.”

Spend the day with social work scholars and community leaders with lived experience, exploring ways to empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families to exercise choice and self-determination more fully throughout life. We’re shedding light on the challenges faced by individuals with I/DD and highlighting collaborative practices that build more equitable and inclusive communities. How are we ensuring our legacy creates a space where people with unique perspectives and experiences can thrive?

Dr. Sheli Reynolds, Key Developer of the Charting the LifeCourse framework and tools, will lead the day by sharing her expertise in practices that enhance person- and family-centered organizational, policy and systems change. Our dynamic panelists will share their thoughts on building capacity and working collaboratively. Learn how we can ensure equitable, accessible, and inclusive communities for people with I/DD and their loved ones.

Don’t miss this impactful event focusing on positive change, evidence-informed practices, and real-life perspectives.

Continuing Education: Participants will receive a certificate for 6 CE credit hours
Cost: Free of charge

The main event of the Legacy Series will be held in-person and live streamed. In-person participation will be held at the Friday Conference Center:

Friday Conference Center
100 Friday Center Drive,
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

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March 8
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Friday Center
100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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