Disability is the result of the interaction between people living with impairments and an environment filled with physical, attitudinal, communication and social barriers, according to the Social Model of Disability. It is not the inability to walk that keeps a person from entering a building by themselves but the stairs that are inaccessible that keeps a wheelchair-user from entering that building. Disability is the experience of being a square peg in a round-hole world, and the world is changeable.
Join us for our 2022 Virginia Ability Forum, an investment in the future for people with disabilities. We will gather with business and community leaders to recognize the vital role people with disabilities play in redefining the environment in which we work and play. Among others, we will hear from musician George Dennehy and his story of determination, reminding us that every individual has a purpose and the ability to change the world around them.
The Forum Agenda:
3:30 pm - Registration Open and Networking
4:00 - 6:00 pm - Forum in the Theatre
6:00 - 7:00 pm - Network and meet with disability service providers, social with drinks and hors d'oeuvres in the Weinstein Sculpture Garden, and tour the Gumenick Family Art Gallery