Georgetown UCEDD Annual Conference a Success!

July 5, 2017

The Georgetown University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities along with their partners the DC Developmental Disabilities Council, University Legal Services Protection and Advocacy Services of DC, the Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities, Strong Start DC Early Intervention Program, the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies and the DC Developmental Disabilities Administration Health Initiative held their annual GUCEDD conference on transition through the life span. Opening for the program was Shileta Gorham of the Independent Center for Living and our 2015 Geraldine P Waldorf Making A Difference Award winner talking about her lived experience and support for others.

Ward 7 Council Member Vincent Gray talked about how far the services and supports for individuals has come and the work that needs to be done on transitions, especially in the earliest years of childhood. Dr. Toni Antosh gave the keynote and led the audience in thoughtful discussion of what it means to go through life transitions in terms of self-determination and true inclusion in the community.

Look for interviews from the participants soon on our website see files for pictures of Ward 7 Council Member Vincent Gray & GUCEDD Associate Director, Tawara Goode and Shileta Gorham