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Vanderbilt Consortium LEND Workshop: "How to Be a Better Advocate for Your Child with a Disability"

Date: January 20, 2018

Time: 9:00AM to 1:00PM

Location: Second Floor Wadlington Conference Room at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt


Workshop: How to Be a Better Advocate for Your Child with a Disability
January 20, 2018

The Vanderbilt Consortium LEND will hold a workshop titled "How to Be a Better Advocate for Your Child with a Disability" on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Second Floor Wadlington Conference Room at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Free parking available in the South Garage, at the corner of Children’s Way and 24th Ave. South, Nashville. This free event will help you become a better advocate for a child with an intellectual or developmental disability (IDD). Experts in the field of IDD will speak about a variety of topics, including autism, intellectual disability, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), cerebral palsy, and learning disabilities. Each topic will be followed by a question-and-answer session. You will also learn about local resources and organizations dedicated to helping those with IDD. Leading the course will be Tyler Reimschisel, M.D., MHPE, Director, Vanderbilt Consortium LEND, and Director, Division of Developmental Medicine and the Center for Child Development. Childcare will not be provided, but every family will receive a $20 gift certificate to Target. Lunch will be served. Register by Jan. 12, 2018, by clicking here. For more information, contact Tara Minor.

The VKC welcomes persons with disabilities.

Contact kc@vanderbilt.edu or 615-322-8240 for disability access information; 2 weeks advance notice is recommended for some accommodations (e.g., Braille, signing).