EEDA is a result of the advocacy efforts of parents of children with developmental disabilities. Advocacy is speaking up for what you believe in and requires courage, conviction and long term dedication. Today, EEDA is comprised of advocates at every level; staff, parents, self-advocates, community partners, all working together to further I/DD awareness and secure the rights of every citizen.
EEDA FAMILY ADVOCACY meeting
Thursday, AUGUST 16th, 2018 at 6pm
the Henry pfeifer Center
4062 Grumman Blvd., Calverton
supervised respite service will be available at the center
light refreshments will be served at 6pm . meeting begins at 6:30pm
Dear Parents & Caregivers,
If you were not able to attend our past EEDA Family Advocacy Group meeting, I hope you will consider joining us at our next meeting! I envision the group will focus on the following key areas:
Advocacy: Parents and caregivers will be kept abreast of changes at the federal, state and local government that impact people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This knowledge will help us band together to take action when necessary.
Fundraising: Create a support network to enhance EEDA fundraising efforts and create new avenues of growth.
Social: Establish family-centered activities to foster support and friendship among family members and our children.
To establish times that are most convenient for you to attend EEDA’s Family Advocacy Group, I ask that you participate in a short online survey posted to the right of this letter.
We are interested in holding EEDA’s Family Advocacy Group on a quarterly basis. The exact date and time will be determined by the survey results. I welcome your input and suggestions so that we can make this a productive group for everyone!
EEDA Board Member & Parent
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EEDA's families, along with the support of EEDA administration and staff, are in the process of forming a parent advocacy to compliment our self-advocacy groups. Check back here for more information. Click below for inquiries.