JAMESTOWN - Strategies for succeeding amidst the many changes taking place in the ways supports are delivered to people with disabilities will be addressed when The Resource Center holds its fifth annual TRC Symposium at Chautauqua.
The event - titled "Supporting Individuals with Disabilities: Dramatic Changes, Radical Solutions" - will be held July 16 and July 17. Day One will be conducted in the Athenaeum Hotel on the grounds of Chautauqua Institution, while Day Two will take place at several TRC locations.
The symposium is an opportunity for area professionals, persons with disabilities, family members, and The Resource Center's staff to hear expert speakers on a variety of topics. Featured presenters on the first day will be:
Again this year, the first day of the symposium will include a lunchtime panel presentation featuring TRC service recipients who experience different disabling conditions.
The first day of the symposium begins with check-in at the Athenaeum starting at 8 a.m, with the symposium kicking off at 8:45 a.m. Chautauqua Institution's parking lot is located across the street from the main gate. There is a fee to park, and there is free shuttle service from the parking lot to the main gate.
The symposium's second day will consist of individual breakout sessions with the main speakers from day one. Those sessions will be conducted at TRC's Michael J. Raymond Center on Jones and Gifford Avenues and Carl Cappa Building on East Second Street. Following the breakout sessions, symposium attendees will gather for lunch in TRC's Conference Center at 200 Dunham Ave. to hear results from the morning sessions.
Those planning to attend the symposium must register by Tuesday. The cost of the symposium is $89 for the general public and $69 for members of The Resource Center. The registration fee includes lunch both days.
There also are plans to hold an art exhibit at the Athenaeum after the symposium's first day. The exhibit, which runs from 5 to 8 p.m., will feature works created by people with disabilities in The Resource Center's "Creations" art program.
To register or for more information, visit www.trcsymposium.com or phone The Resource Center at 483-2344.