Monday, October 04, 2010

'Conversations that Matter' to take place Oct. 7.

Talk with experts about developmental disabilities at City Hall

MILTON, GA., Oct. 4, 2010 - The Milton Disability Awareness Committee (MDAC) will host the first in a series of "Conversations that Matter" Thursday, Oct. 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. in City Council Chambers at Milton City Hall, 13000 Deerfield Parkway, Suite E. Presented by Atlanta-based non-profit group All About Developmental Disabilities, Inc., the session will cover a number of topics, including the waiting list for home- and community-based services, various budget issues and transportation.

Parents of children with disabilities, self-advocates and local professionals working in disability supports and services are welcomed to attend.

MDAC chairwoman Ann Coggins said transportation for all will be one of the main topics of the night.

"One goal of the Milton Comprehensive Transportation Plan is to ensure barrier-free connectivity to community assets," said Coggins. "I am especially pleased that the City of Milton has chosen to provide a location for this event as transportation is critical in this community, as well as each of our surrounding communities." The meeting will also provide an opportunity to network with others looking to make an impact and expose effective pathways for real change, said Coggins.

Click here for a flyer for the event. Refreshments will be provided by Element Coffee Co. of Crabapple. For more information, please visit or contact Linda Anderson of All About Developmental Disabilities, Inc. by e-mail at or by phone at 404-881-9777 ext. 247.

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