SACRAMENTO – Local residents are invited to hear four experts speak about living with developmental disabilities. UCP of Greater Sacramento’s Helping Hands includes free admission and refreshments and will take place 6 p.m.–8 p.m., Oct. 28, at the Maidu Center, 1550 Maidu Drive, Roseville. For reservations, contact Samantha Garcia at email@example.com or (916) 283-8317.
Speakers include Dr. Dennis Hart, a pediatrician specializing in developmental disabilities; Dr. Cynthia Zierhut, a licensed psychologist with UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute; Dr. Jared Thomas, parent of a child with autism spectrum disorder; and Rick Schoenstein, a successful professional with a developmental disability.
“Almost everyone knows someone with a developmental disability, and it’s important for everyone to understand that people with developmental disabilities can live life without limits when empowered with the right tools,” said Doug Bergman, president and CEO, UCP of Greater Sacramento. “This event will open people’s eyes to the capabilities and strength of all people.”
Each month, 2,600 children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families are empowered to live life without limits at UCP of Greater Sacramento. UCP is the leading provider of comprehensive services to children, adults and families with developmental disabilities in Butte, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Shasta, Sutter and Yolo counties. Programs include Saddle Pals therapeutic horseback riding, UCP’s Autism Center for Excellence at Sacramento State, adult day programs, independent living services, transportation and in-home respite care for families. For more information, visit www.ucpsacto.org.