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VICCC: Parents' Advocacy Conference


Date: September 03, 2015

Times: 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Location: Thursday, September 3 in St. Thomas' ACC Conference Suites and Friday, September 4, 2015 in the Great Hall on St. Croix

Contact Name: Chenzira Davis Kahina, 340-692-4272,


The VIDOH-Virgin Islands Developmental Disabilities Council (VIDDC) in collaboration with the UVI-CLASS-Virgin Islands Caribbean Cultural Center (VICCC) are hosting the 2nd Annual Empowered Parents=Successful Children Conference for Parents’ Advocacy on Thursday, September 3, 2015, at UVI’s Administration Conference Center (ACC) on St. Thomas and on Friday, September 4th, 2015, at UVI’s Great Hall- Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Conference activities will be held on both days from 8am to 4pm. Workshops and presentations will feature an exclusive first-time screening of the film “Including Samuel”; Hands-on sessions on “Mental Health & Our Children”; “Active Steps for Disability Rights”; “Steps to Know for IEPs & Behavioral Plans”; “Updates on ADA Compliance Issues”; and “Important Facts on Child Nutrition & Education.” The keynote presenter is Ms. Bonnie Jean Smith of The Pacer Center nationally-recognized as “Champions for Children with Disabilities.”

Admission is free. Light Caribbean breakfast and lunch will be provided for pre-registered participants.

Please RSVP and pre-register on or before Monday, August 31st, 2015. 

Contact: Dr. Chenzira Davis Kahina, VICCC Director at 340-692-4272 and via email at

Link(s): Virgin Islands Caribbean Cultural Center homepage

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