Local Services Forum Offered for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
FORT MYERS, FL - Florida Gulf Coast University invites individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to the free forum "A Treasure Trove of Services" designed to help people locate and gain access to local services, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, May 15 in the Student Union Ballroom.
Keynote speaker is Dale Dileo, president of Training Resources Network Inc. The forum includes a panel discussion, lunch and afternoon breakout sessions. Area agencies are expected to provide a brief overview of available services and eligibility requirements.
The FGCU Southwest Florida Comprehensive System of Personnel Development, District Eight Family Care Council, Department of Children and Families Developmental Disabilities Program, Lee County School District, Families First of Southwest Florida, and the Florida Inclusion Network collaborated on the project.
"We know it is difficult for even experienced families to find services," District Eight Family Care Council chair Judy O'Halloran said.
"It is our hope that this event will give families direction and support. We are thrilled to have Shelley Brantley, Director of Florida's Developmental Disability Program, as one of our panelists.
District Eight Family Care Council encompasses Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties.
For more information, contact CSPD project coordinator Peg Sullivan at (239) 590-7747.