VOC Pre-Event: Judy Heumann Fireside Chat
March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
We have a full week of exciting and informative presentations leading up to our main conference event on Saturday. Pre-conference events and networking sessions are available for everyone to attend during the week. To register for the entire conference experience (pre-events and the full-day of conference, presentations, and activities)
Judy Heumann is a lifelong advocate for the rights of disabled people. She contracted polio in 1949 in Brooklyn, New York and began to use a wheelchair for her mobility. She was denied the right to attend school because she was considered a “fire hazard” at the age of five. Her parents played a strong role in fighting for her rights as a child, but Judy soon determined that she, working in collaboration with other disabled people, had to play an advocacy role due to continuous discrimination. She is now an internationally recognized leader in the disability rights community.
Visions of Community (VOC) is FCSN’s annual conference for parents and professionals caring for children with special needs. The day includes intensive workshops on topics such as, IEPs and other special education issues, impact of trauma, self-care, health services and benefits, and transition planning, offered in English, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
We are looking forward to learning, growing and building a thriving community.