Today is the final day of the 4th Annual Disability and Mental Health Summit at Beth El Congregation in the South Hills that ran from March 22-24. The summit is intended to be an informative three days of programs, resources, and information available in western PA and is free to attend. The summit closes at 3pm today, you can visit the website to see more about the specific sessions still available and registrants attending the resources fair.
“When we live with disability in our lives, our lives are more than they would otherwise be. We have a closer understanding of common humanity and what it means, and how we can work together, and how we can overcome personal and political challenges.”
– Sue Swenson
Sue Swenson spoke as the keynote speaker to open the Summit on March 22nd. Ms. Swenson served as commissioner for development disabilities in the Clinton administration and acting assistant secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services in the Obama administration. To learn more about Ms. Swenson’s opening remarks and the summit please read the Almanac article: A Mother Tells the Story of her Special Needs Son’s Inclusion