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Letter: A family affair on Sept. 27

An exciting learning opportunity is coming to the Roaring Fork Valley! You won't want to miss this if you are a self-advocate; a parent or family member of a child of any age; a teacher; an adult service provider; an early-childhood person; or just a community member who believes in inclusion and wants to support their community to be more diverse, vibrant and successful.

The Think and Act Conference is coming to Carbondale on Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is sponsored by PEAK Parent Center and a host of local cosponsors. The conference keynote speaker will be Norman Kunc, an internationally recognized consultant and family therapist from Vancouver, British Columbia, who will share his life experiences and wisdom gained as a person with a disability. Norman will challenge participants to think in a different way about including and serving people with disabilities.

I am a parent outreach connector for Peak Parent Center representing the Western Slope. PEAK Parent Center is very committed and passionate about the work of facilitating empowerment, re-energizing, creating opportunities for dialogue and providing doable strategies to assure that people with disabilities achieve and maintain their rightful place as full members in their schools and communities.

The conference will be held at The Gathering Place at The Orchard Center in Carbondale. Registration is only $35. To register, go to http://bit.ly/ThinkAct. For more information, contact 800-284-0251, ext. 117.

I hope to see you there!

Gina Gerbaz

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