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The Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Needs Council of Tarrant County is hosting a symposium, "Celebrating Community: Shared Gifts–Shared Service–Shared Lives" on Friday, January 30th, from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. at The Riley Center (1701 W. Boyce Ave.) in Fort Worth. There is a Pre-Event on Thursday, January 29, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The symposium is focused on increasing awareness of IDD and building relationships among persons with disabilities, their families and the faith community. All parts of the event are free and food is provided with advanced registration. Click here for more information or to register.
The Diocesan Committee on Persons with Disabilities creates awareness of hidden obstacles preventing disabled persons from participating fully in liturgies and other parish functions. Administered under the diocesan Office of Community & Pastoral Services, the committee hopes to provide resource materials and organize a speaker's bureau to help faith communities better understand the needs and challenges facing the disabled.
Penny Acrey, LMSW