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Thursday, January 06, 2011

Meet "Waddie Welcome" author Jan. 11 at City Hall.

Tom Kohler to discuss book as part of MDAC's outreach program.

By Accessmilton.com

MILTON, Ga., Jan. 6, 2010 - The Milton Disability Awareness Committee (MDAC) will present author Tom Kohler reading and answering questions about his book, "Waddie Welcome and the Beloved Community" Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. in Milton City Council Chambers, 13000 Deerfield Parkway Suite 107E (click here for directions).


"This is an opportunity to help educate our citizens as to what is available in the community," said Ann Coggins, MDAC chairwoman. "This is a true, wonderful, valuable, humorous and genuine story, and it is a blueprint for how we can link people who are oftentimes not included in the community."

Everyone is invited to this meet-and-greet, said Coggins, regardless of affiliation with MDAC or the inclusion community.

"We're looking to meet those people who just want to get involved in their community but don't know how," she said. "We are and can be a resource for anyone looking for volunteer opportunities."
Kohler, a lifelong resident of Savannah, has worked for Chatham Savannah Citizen Advocacy for 31 years. He routinely speaks at keynote conferences in the US, Canada and the United Kingdom.

"Waddie Welcome and the Beloved Community" tells the story of friendships that transcended divisions of disability, race, and income and created powerful new possibilities in a whole community. Former President Jimmy Carter called the book "a modern day parable." For more information on the book, visit www.waddiewelcome.com.

For more information on the meeting, e-mail Coggins at mdac@cityofmiltonga.us.

Established in 2007, MDAC promotes inclusion of persons of all abilities in every aspect of community life through education, advocacy and influence on public policy. The committee meets on the first Wednesday of each month and will continue to have a proactive voice in the development of the City of Milton. If you are interested in joining, please fill out the form found here.

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