This seminar will address a brief history of developmental disabilities in our state since 1970, with a particular focus on where we have been, where we are now, and future challenges. The Director of the KY Protection & Advocacy Division, a self-advocate and former member of the Protection and Advocacy Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board, a panel participant, and the Director Emeritus of the Human Development Institute will share stories that have shaped their own lives and careers, and what they have learned from those experiences. The power of personal stories in creating inclusive communities, and in driving broader systems change, will be shared.
1. Develop an understanding of the significant progress achieved in the past 50 years for persons with developmental disabilities.
2. Learn how shared stories can have an impact on systemic change.
3. Become familiar with key challenges to sustaining the progress we have made.