Registration information has been corrected.
By Gina Macris
Tim Vogt, a nationally-recognized expert in building inclusive communities, will speak at a free seminar in Rhode Island November 3 that will be sponsored by several organizations that advocate for Rhode Islanders with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
Vogt is executive director of Starfire in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he has developed ways of making connections among individuals that rely on mutual interests and collective strengths while working around disabilities.
“His visionary message is to maximize the positive; minimize the negative,” said Connie Susa, executive director of PLAN RI, one of the sponsoring organizations. Vogt blogs at https://cincibility.wordpress.com/
The November 3 seminar will be at the Dean’s List Academy, 25 Esten Ave., Pawtucket. Check-in will begin at 9 a.m., with the presentation scheduled from 9:30 to 12:30. Anyone planning to attend is asked to register in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/claiming-a-corner-of-community-tickets-51383200536 Additional sponsors are RI FORCE, the Rhode Island Developmental Disabilities Council and the John E. Fogarty Foundation.
The Community Provider Network of Rhode Island, a trade association representing two dozen private organizations that serve adults with developmental disabilities, is a co-sponsor of Vogt’s visit to Rhode Island, Susa said.