Disability Rights Group Tackling the Big Picture
Farmington; Patch - almost 5 years
When a group of citizen activists got together to push for increased accessibility in Farmington, it found success and moved on to tackle other projects.
But now, the Citizens Coalition for Equal Access is looking beyond handicapped-accessible bathrooms to the bigger picture.
The group, a grass-roots offshoot of the town’s Human Relations Commission, is teaming up with UConn Health Center to sponsor and host a community conversation that is meant to engage participants on the subjects of inclusion and awareness of disability issues.
The gathering, jointly sponsored by CC=A and the A.J. Pappanikou Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service at the UConn Health Center, will take place at the Health Center’s Farmington campus on May 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. To RSVP, please contact Nancy Parent at 860-675-2390.
More than just hearing residents' concerns, CC=A's goal is to end the evening by drawing up an action plan to make Farmington a leader
Farmington; Patch article