Updated on 11/12/2010 3:08:45 PM.
Source: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
Elise McMillan, J.D., co-director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, testified at the “Envisioning the Future Summit Series” held by the Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD).
Sharon Lewis, ADD Commissioner, invited advocates, family members, allies and professionals to share their vision for the future of individuals with developmental disabilities at one of five Summits being held across the country, October-December 2010. McMillan testified at the Summit held in Orlando, Florida, November 8.
McMillan spoke both as a representative of the Tennessee Developmental Disabilities Network, and as a parent of a young adult son with Down syndrome.
In her remarks, she said, “We must continue to work together to build a nation where we no longer have to explain why children with developmental disabilities belong in a classroom with all of their peers, why health care coverage for all is critical, and why youth and adults with disabilities need the same kinds of opportunities for jobs and future employment as anyone else.”
Jan Rosemergy can answer your media-related questions or help connect you to one of our science or disability professionals.
Help the VKC improve its web site by completing a short survey. Your feedback is important to us!