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EEDA FAMILY ADVOCACY meeting
Thursday, April 18th, 2019 at 6:00 pm
The Greek orthodox church of the hamptons
111 St. Andrews rd, southampton, ny 11968
supervised respite service will be available at the church
light refreshments will be served at 6:00 pm. meeting begins at 6:30 pm
Dear Parents & Caregivers,
EEDA's next Family Advocacy meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, April 18th, 2019. Light refreshments will be served at 6:00 PM, followed by the meeting at 6:30 PM at The Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons, 111 Saint Andrews Rd. in Southampton. This meeting will be held at the same time as EEDA's Spring Dance, also taking place at the Greek Orthodox Church.
The Family Advocacy meeting will feature a special presentation on entitlements and trust administration by Paulette Elbers, Director of Entitlements and Trust Administration at Life's WORC.
Please take a moment to let us know if you'll be able to attend the meeting by visiting our advocacy page. Onsite respite services will be available during the meeting.
If you were not able to attend our past EEDA Family Advocacy Group meetings, we hope you'll consider joining us on April 18th, at 6:00 PM in Southampton, for this special meeting.
EEDA Board Member & Parent
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