CDC Focus on Disabilities: Beckett Family Lecture Now Available Online

December 29, 2008

The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sponsored a lecture by Julie and Katie Beckett on December 11, 2009 as a part of the Focus on Disabilities awareness event.  AUCD was a cosponsor of the event.

Julie Beckett currently serves as Director of National Policy for Family Voices.  Her daughter is Katie Beckett, in whose name a Medicaid home and community-based waiver program was developed-often called the Katie Beckett Waiver program. The Becketts shared their perspective on bringing families and communities together to obtain services for children with special healthcare needs/disabilities. 

The recording of this lecture is now available in streaming video here.