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, July 11th, 2019 at 6:00 pm
The Henry Pfeifer Community Center
4062 Grumman Blvd.
calverton, ny 11933
supervised respite service will be available at the MEETING
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, July 11th, 2019. Light refreshments will be served at 6:00 PM, followed by the meeting at 6:30 PM at the Henry Pfeifer Community Center, 4062 Grumman Blvd. in Calverton.
The Family Advocacy meeting will feature a special presentation on EEDA's Self-Direction program.
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 July 11th, at 6:00 PM in Calverton, for this special meeting.
EEDA Board Member & Parent
Click the image below to learn more about inclusion goals for people with I/DD:
Report to the Governor: Keep the Promise
EEDA ADVOCACY GROUPS
Self-Advocacy ...is speaking up for yourself. It is making your own choices in life, big and small. It is learning about your rights and responsibilities. It is living the way you want to, and respecting the right of others to do the same.
Gay–straight alliances (GSA) are community based groups that provide a safe, supportive environment for LGBTQ people and their straight allies. We exist to support people of all abilities who self-identify as LGBTQ.
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.
Photo taken by Yanet García