Community conversation for disabled people

August 7, 2013 

Lee’s Summit residents are invited to a “Community Conversation” to help mental health leaders plan services for developmentally disabled people in Jackson County and learn what is available.

The Regional Advisory Council is holding the meeting to help the work of the Missouri Department of Mental Health’s Kansas City Regional Office. Volunteer advisory councils advocate for improving supports and services for people with developmental disabilities in the state’s 11 regional offices.

Chairwoman Judy Green, of Lee’s Summit, said the meeting is to work on three issues: awareness, access and the future.

Green said that often parents are so involved with day-to-day issues, they delay planning for the day their child will graduate from high school, when the family’s services will then be through the county and state.

“Their children graduate in May and they ask ‘What’s next?” Green said.

The meeting will help people understand the restructure of the regional office and new positions created to support families.

The meeting is 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 13 at 821 E Admiral Blvd, Kansas City.

Please RSVP Judy Green, 816-524-6276; judy-nancygreen@msn.com.

The Kansas City Regional Office serves Bates, Cass, Clay, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, and Platte counties.

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