Wayland Library offering “Navigating the Path to Independence” for Disabled Adults and their Families

On January 30, 2012, the Wayland Free Public Library will offer the first seminar in a series titled Navigating The Path to Independence. This monthly speaker series for disabled adults and their families will address the major life and career needs of the disabled adult population. 

Deborah Harrison, founder and president of Creative Communications Consulting in Wayland, conceived and designed the Series, which will consist of five monthly seminars. Ms. Harrison will offer a seminar on time management, organization and communication skills. Additional experts will cover employment options, health insurance, social security disability, housing, and nutrition.  Seminars will run from 7-8:30 PM at the Library on the last Monday of each month. 

“When Deborah approached me with her idea for this series, I knew that it was something I wanted to support”, said Ann Knight, Library Director.  “These presentations will help us fulfill our mission as a provider of quality information to  a group of people who are probably underserved by libraries and communities in general.   I am proud that our library can provide a program that offers adults with disabilities and their families information and resources to help them make informed decisions."

“There is an array of services available to the disabled adult who are trying to live independently, said Ms. Harrison. “However, obtaining these services can be confusing and arduous without professional guidance.  The Path to Independence will demystify the process and give these adults and their families the information they need to move forward.

The Seminars will be free of charge and open to the public. No registration is required.  Please refer to the Wayland Library website:  http://www.waylandlibrary.org. For details on the complete series, click here.  For additional information, contact Deborah Harrison by calling 508-545-2275 or emailing deb_harrison@comcast.net.


About the Wayland Free Public Library

Founded in 1848, the Wayland Free Public Library is arguably the first free public library in Massachusetts to be supported by public levy. Building on that strong historic base, the Library seeks to fulfill its mission to the community by offering both the best of time-honored library services as well as modern electronic information services provided by a professional and friendly staff. As a member of the Minuteman Library Network, our library is well positioned to deliver the most up-to-date automation services possible. 


About Deborah Harrison

Deborah Harrison is a certified and licensed speech and language pathologist, with more than 33 years of experience, treating a variety of communication issues. She specializes in treating individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome and Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, along with ADHD, mild head injury and language disabilities.  Deborah is an expert at weaving her skills as a communications therapist into her disabilities coaching for adults. She  teaches an array of skills such as:  ‘social pragmatics’ (effective communications skills) and organizational skills, along with time management strategies in preparation for college, work and life issues.  Visit www. Creativecommunicationsconsulting.net or call 508-545-2275 for more information.


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