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NADSP, Making a world of difference in people's lives
A Special Webinar with the Author of "Falling Off the Cliff"
Ronnie Polaneczky, Columnist
Philadelphia Daily News and Inquirer
Thursday, January 4th, 2017 - 2:00PM Eastern
Also featuring Nick Smith, Direct Support Professional, SPIN

Ronnie Polaneczky
- Columnist
On Sunday, December 3rd, the Philadelphia Inquirer and its partners Daily News and Philly.com printed a four-part series titled "Falling Off the Cliff" - that addresses the crisis that  children with disabilities who are aging into adulthood and well beyond, and their families are facing and how the crisis will impact us all.

We are pleased to have Ronnie join us to share her experiences as she met people with disabilities, their families and the direct support professionals and shared a glimpse into their lives. Ms. Polaneczky will be joined by Nick Smith, a direct support professional who works at SPIN in Philadelphia and was prominently featured in the article. Nick will discuss the significance of his work in supporting dignified lives for people in their community and how direct support professionals can become more active in meaningful policy discussions for change.

Here's link to the four parts:

Please register for Falling Off The Cliff on Jan 4, 2018 2:00 PM EST at:  
Ronnie Polaneczky, columnist with the Philadelphia Daily News and Inquirer discusses her four part series about adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their families.   After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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