Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities in the 21st Century and Service Coordination


In this second session of DC Advocacy Partners, partners will:

  • Increase their knowledge about the service coordination system and the services that are available in DC for individuals with disabilities and their families
  • Gain first-hand experience attending a city-wide summit, and participate in small group discussions with other attendees and presenters
  • Participate and interact with committees or groups to work/plan for common goals
  • Create a personal vision statement to help focus their short and long term advocacy goals


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Sue Swenson

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Special Education & Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education

Leila Peterson

Partners in Transition & Executive Director, SchoolTalk

Michelle Hawkins

Community Liaison Specialist, Developmental Disability Administration

Jimi Lethbridge

Director of Monitoring, Quality Trust


2013 State of the District Address by Mayor Vincent C. Gray

Session 2 Resources

Identifying and Selecting Long-Term Services and Supports Outcome Measures by Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund

Speaking For a Better Tomorrow: A Guide to Making an Effective Speech

Person-Centered Planning Toolkit by The Arc

Vision Activity


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Long-Term Project

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