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June 20, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pmFREE
This is part of our “Casual Conversations” Series
Our service system is facing many significant changes over the next several years. These “conversations” are an opportunity to learn about and discuss the proposals or directions in the regional center system you may have heard about. We encourage you to spend some time with us in a constructive dialogue.
A World Café on Inclusion and the Meaning of a Good Life
A World Café is about discussing ideas and concepts with others in small groups and finding a way to move forward with our service system.
New Federal Rules have been adopted which will require all of our services to be provided in settings that are fully integrated into our local communities. These new “rules” require service and setting transformations to be complete by March of 2019 or they can no longer be funded.
This Café will briefly discuss how the new rules impact traditional day programs, and what life for a person with a developmental disability might look like if there was not a traditional day program. What does “inclusion” really mean? How do we know if we have a “good life”? What might be created next? What is community and how do we know we have it?
This dialogue is open to 40 people only. We want to have a meaningful conversation. If more people are interested we will schedule another Café
Your Café hosts:
Laura Larson, Executive Director Far Northern Regional Center
Jamie Markey, Senior Program Manager Mains’l Services
**PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED DUE TO LIMITED SEATING**