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Saturday, August 31 • 7:15pm - 8:30pm
Creating a Welcoming Community for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

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Come listen to the tales of Susan Berch who has participated in many DD events, Janet Schatten whose family has successfully utilized DD resources in Atlanta, and Eric Jacobson who is a professional using his expertise to enhance experiences and promote a welcoming community for all people. The panel will discuss the many ways the Atlanta Jewish community creates a welcoming environment and ways we could be even more welcoming.

This session was made possible by a grant from The Covenant Foundation.  

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Eric Jacobson

Executive Director, Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities
Eric Jacobson is the Executive Director of the Georgia Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities. While he has held several positions within the Council, since 1997 he has been the organization’s Executive Director. His vision for the Council is that 1) All programs and activities result in people with developmental disabilities being more independent, productive, included and self-determined; 2) Council is a leader in the... Read More →

Janet Schatten

The Epstein School
For over 30 years, Janet Schatten has been involved in Jewish education including work with camps, afternoon schools and The Epstein School. She has an undergraduate degree from University of Texas in education and a Master's Degree from Siegel College.

Saturday August 31, 2013 7:15pm - 8:30pm
Lakeside Dining

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