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Public forum scheduled for EV residents with developmental disabilities

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Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 11:30 am

A public forum is scheduled for Oct. 24 in Mesa to discuss issues that face people with developmental disabilities.

Hosted by the Morrison Institute for Public Policy, the event, called “A Day in Our Shoes” will include the presentation of a study about exclusionary practices targeted at people with developmental disabilities and breakout sessions for audience participation.

"We've held focus groups around the state and found that the hopes and dreams of many Arizonans with developmental disabilities are hindered by everyday barriers, usually unintended and perhaps an oversight, but harmful nonetheless," said Dr. David Daugherty, associate director of Morrison Institute, a nonpartisan policy center at Arizona State University, in a press release.

The event, which also includes hors d'oeuvres and light beverages, is free and open to the public, although the organizers request attendees RSVP in advance. It will be held at the Phoenix Mesa Marriott Hotel, located at 200 N. Centennial Way, from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

Visit to reserve a seat, or contact Elisabeth Smith at for specific accommodations or Erica McFadden at for additional information.

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