Miller: 5th annual Disability Summit set for Thursday, Friday

Pedro Rivera, Teresa Miller, Mike Doyle to speak

MT. LEBANON, March 19 – State Rep. Dan Miller, D-Mt. Lebanon, will host his 5th annual Disability Summit on Thursday, March 22 and Friday, March 23 at Beth El Congregation, 1900 Cochran Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15220.

The one-of-a-kind western Pennsylvania event kicks off at 9 a.m. Thursday with keynote speaker Teresa Miller, secretary of the state Department of Education, and includes a Support Services Resources Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., before the day-long slate of sessions concludes at 8:30 p.m.

Friday’s agenda begins with 9 a.m. keynote speaker Pedro Rivera, secretary of the state Department of Education; includes a 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. panel with U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle concerning The Autism Caucus and Federal Disability Policy; and offers an Employment & Transition Resource Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The summit will conclude at 3 p.m. Friday following the “Legislative Panel: State Policies on Disabilities,” the last of 20 information sessions on a wide variety of disability-related topics including special education, financial planning, autism and legal issues, and assistive technology.

The event is free and open to the public, and more than 1,000 attended last year. The full two-day program schedule is available at www.disabilitysummit.com/sessions.

Media coverage is invited.