Funders' Roundtable of Montgomery County: Investing in Our Neighbors with Special Needs from Cradle to Career

When: 
Thursday, March 26, 2015
12:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Where: 
Round House Theatre
4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland 20814
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This event was rescheduled from February due to inclement weather.

Thousands of families in our community struggle to get the right mix of support for their children with special needs. Once those youth transition to adulthood, there are even fewer opportunities to gain new skills, develop relationships with those with and without disabilities, and provide a meaningful contributions to the community. In fact, here in Montgomery County, 43% of adults with disabilities are not in the labor force, compared with 14% of those without a disability.

Join us to talk with local leaders who have found innovative strategies to support our neighbors with special needs so that they can more fully participate in and contribute to our community. Together, we will consider:

• What innovative solutions are needed fully support our neighbors with special needs and their families? 
• What would it take to create a continuum of resources for children with special needs in their early years and as they transition into adulthood?
• Where are the most strategic opportunities for private philanthropy, business, and government to invest in order make sure our neighbors with special needs can fully utilize their skills and interests to contribute to our community?

Speakers: 
Molly Whalen, Director of Development and Communications, Ivymount
Lisa Reeves, President and CEO, and Larry Bram, Senior Vice President of Innovation & Program Development, Easter Seals
Laurie Wexler, Co-Founder and Co-Director, Sunflower Bakery

About the Funders' Roundtable of Montgomery County
The Funders’ Roundtable is a networking group exclusively for donors, foundations, and companies interested in giving in Montgomery County, MD. 

Lunch is provided courtesy of our 2015 sponsors: The Community Foundation for Montgomery County, Mead Family Foundation, Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation, and the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers.

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