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Local advocates attend statewide Arc conference
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Pam Cotton of Springfield, Dedria O’Brien, executive director of the Arc of Georgia, and Nina Dasher, president of the Arc of Effingham, took part in the statewide Arc conference. - photo by Photo provided
Two local advocates attended the Arc of Georgia annual conference and business meeting on Sept. 24 and 25 at the Anderson Conference Center in Macon.  
The keynote address was given by Beth Mount, currently from New York City and originally from Georgia. She has worked for 35 years toward the ideal that every person with a disability can be a valued member of community life. Her talk centered on finding the gifts that people with disabilities have and person-centered planning.
Workshops included: The Road to Employment — Success Stories from Self-Advocates from Albany ARC (Area Resource Center); Growing Grassroots Advocacy, conducted by Dee Dee Eberle, director for Chapter Organizing and Advocacy at The Arc of the U.S.; and Identifying Abuse and Neglect in Home and Community Based Settings, conducted by Tobin McDaniel and Sarah Stanton of the Georgia Advocacy Office in Atlanta.
For the complete story see Friday's edition of the Herald.