WVDDC to hold statewide public forums

Staff Report

SOUTH CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Developmental Disabilities Council (WVDDC) will hold a public forum for people with developmental disabilities, their families and others who support them September 30, 2015 at the South Charleston Holiday Inn at 400 2nd Ave. The purpose of the forum is to gather information about the most important service and support needs of persons with developmental disabilities and their families. Information from the forum will be used in the development of the Council’s Five Year State Plan. The Council will hold two meetings: 1-3 p.m. and 6:30-8 p.m.

The Council seeks input from all people with I/DD and their families, including those from diverse or minority groups who may be vulnerable to disparities in accessing services (including people from minority racial, ethnic, linguistic or sexual orientation groups).

The West Virginia Developmental Disabilities Council is an independent, self-governing State agency. The mission of the Council is to assure that West Virginia citizens with developmental disabilities receive the services, supports and other forms of assistance they need to exercise self-determination and achieve independence, productivity, integration and inclusion into the community of their choice.

For more information about this or other Council sponsored forums being held across the State, contact Jim Cremeans at 304-558-0416 or visit the Council website at www.ddc.wv.gov.

Staff Report

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