A New Voice for Change
VOICED (Voices of Integration: Communities Empowering the Disabled) is a new coalition formed to build alliances with organizations that provide services to individuals with disabilities and their families. By standing as one, VOICED will raise awareness, level oppportunities and facilitate positive change for the 4.5 million people in the state of California who live with a disability. The first training and informational event was held this past Saturday, September 29th.
Darla Benson, Exectutive Director of NAPD (New Advances for People with Disabilities), is one of the driving forces behind VOICED. Read her compelling article recently published in The Bakersfield Californian here: http://www.bakersfieldcalifornian.com/opinion/hot-topics/x485099709/DARLA-BENSON-Giving-a-real-voice-to-disabled-Californians-facing-budget-cuts