People with developmental disabilities may be cognitively or physically impaired, or both. While not always visible, these disabilities can result in serious limitations in everyday activities of life, including self-care, communication, learning, mobility, or being able to work or live independently
In this informative program, we’ll discuss developmental disabilities, getting to know groups in your community that serve this population, programming considerations for adults, teens, kids with developmental disabilities, and examples of such programming being done now.

As a result of this program attendees will learn more about:
• Programming for people with developmental disabilities in your library
• What developmental disabilities are
• People First Language
• How to get to know this community in your community
• Parent and Family support for advocacy

Original broadcast April 1, 2021 

Presenter ~ Carol Kando-Pineda
Carol Kando-Pineda has spent 15 years advocating for community inclusion, opportunities, and support for her daughter with Down Syndrome. From 2011 to 2013, Carol headed up the Virginia Government Affairs Committee for the National Down Syndrome Society. In 2017, Carol and her husband created a business for their daughter, based on selling products bearing her distinctive artwork.

The goals? To create a path for her independence, to show the world what differently-abled people can do, and to promote the work of others with developmental disabilities. Carol’s day job is to manage consumer outreach to public libraries for a federal agency. She earned her A.B. from Harvard College and her J.D. from Suffolk University School of Law.