Sunday, October 07, 2007

AHRC Family Day Conference: Meri Krassner

Facing the Challenges and Discovering the Opportunities:
Having a Family Member with an Intellectual or Other Developmental Disability
Saturday, October 27, 2007 -- 10:00-1:30pm
St. Francis College, 182 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Meri Krassner was our Family Day keynote speaker in 2002. We have asked her to return to give us an update on the challenges and opportunities she has faced. When you hear her speak you will understand why we have asked her for an encore!
Meri Krassner is the mother of Rachel, now 23, who graduated from college last year, and Daniel, now 19, a student at the Manhattan Occupational Training Center Annex. Daniel is an individual with multiple handicaps and intellectual disabilities. He was born full-term, weighing 9 pounds, but within the first few months of life it became clear that he had many medical problems and he began receiving Early Intervention services at 4 months.
Ms. Krassner became an active advocate when Daniel was a preschooler and has continued in that role. She will speak about her experiences from the time she discovered that Daniel had a disability up until the current time, her feelings and those of other family members, the difficulties she has experienced, as well as the joys, and the people and the resources she found available in the community.

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