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The Fredericksburg Area Museum (FAM) is pleased to announce the return of their lecture series, Evening with an Expert. This year’s series, “Evening with an Expert: Our Community’s Diversity” will celebrate Fredericksburg’s diversity while examining how we can create a more inclusive future.

Mary Ford “From Isolation to Inclusion: Families Living with Intellectual Disability” (November 15): Mary will give a brief history of how early programs intended to educate and train individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) had the unintended consequence of isolating them from their families and communities. She will describe how this created the framework for understanding why today’s programs and services focus on inclusion, on reintegrating people with IDD into our schools, neighborhoods, faith communities and increasingly into the workplace.

This program will be held at the Renwick Building (previously the Fredericksburg City Renwick Courthouse), 815 Princess Anne Street, from 7:00 – 8:30 pm.  Evening with An Expert is a FREE program.  For additional information on this program, please contact Theresa Cramer, tcramer@famcc.org, or 540-371-3037, ext. 138.

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