Sept. 12, 2002 — The University of the Virgin Islands Bulletin Board issued today includes:
Self-Advocacy Conferences Scheduled for the Disabled
of the Virgin Islands by UVI's VIUCEDD
Conferences designed to promote self-advocacy among the territory's disabled residents and those who work with and care for them have been planned by a coalition of Virgin Islands organizations.
The first annual "Speak About Issues Voices That Count" conference, organized by UVI's Virgin Islands University Center for the Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD), will be held Sept. 24-25 on St. Croix and Oct. 1-2 on St. Thomas. The sessions are free. On St. Croix they will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Territorial Court building at Kingshill. The St. Thomas sessions will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Windward Passage Hotel.
In addition to VIUCEDD, sponsoring organizations include: the V.I. Family Information Network on Disabilities (V.I. FIND), Work Able, the Lutheran Social Services office, the Developmental Disabilities Council of the V.I. Human Services Department, the V.I. Association for Independent Living, the V.I. Rehabilitation Council, the V.I. Education Department's Office of Special Education, and V.I. Advocacy.
For details or to reserve space, contact the VIUCEDD St. Croix office at 692-1919 by Sept. 18. On St. Thomas, contact Wilbert Francis at 693-1189 by Sept. 23.
For more on the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the website at www.uvi.edu.
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