Presidential Address, 2014 Embracing complexity: Community inclusion, participation, and citizenship

Author(s)
Amy S Hewitt

Presidential Address, 2014 Embracing complexity: Community inclusion, participation, and citizenship.

Description

A couple of years ago, Mike Wehmeyer set a new precedent by issuing the presidential address at the beginning of his term, rather than at the end. So, thank you Mike for establishing this tradition—I am sure that I will like it more in about 30 minutes—and thanks to all of you, who stayed to the end of the conference, for the opportunity to speak to you this afternoon to deliver my presidential address, Embracing Complexity: Community Inclusion, Participation, and Citizenship, and to serve your organization in a leadership role. It is such an honor to be here today among so many people that I consider esteemed colleagues and dear friends. I am certainly humbled by this opportunity and, frankly, a little intimidated to be speaking to a group of such distinguished leaders in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Suggested Citation

Presidential Address, 2014 Embracing complexity: Community inclusion, participation, and citizenship. (2014). Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 52(6), 475–495. https://doi.org/10.1352/1934-9556-52.6.475

Details

Date
2014 
Type
Peer-Reviewed Article 
Edition
Volume 52, Number 6
Contact
Amy S Hewitt hewit005@umn.edu or +1 612-625-1098
Publisher
Institute on Community Integration

Topics

  • Community life
    • Self-advocacy and self-determination
      • Social inclusion
      • Employment and postsecondary education
        • Employment and workforce development
        • Health and safety
          • Health and wellness