December 8, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

"Everyone's Welcome: A fresh conversation about disability." Text within white circle against pastel green background.Description: Join us and Bill Gaventa as we discuss ways to support people with disabilities throughout the holidays. Bill will share his thoughts on belonging and inclusion.

This event is co-hosted by Inclusion Innovations.

About Bill Gaventa: Bill Gaventa is the founder of the Summer Institute on Theology and Disability (now Director emeritus) and the Coordinator of the Collaborative on Faith and Disability, linking a number of University Centers of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities who are addressing spirituality through initiatives in training, technical assistance, research, and/or dissemination. He was formerly Director of Community and Congregational Supports at the Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities in New Jersey. Bill’s primary areas of experience and expertise are spiritual and faith-based supports with people with disabilities, training for clergy, seminarians and community services staff, aging and end of life/grief issues in intellectual and developmental disabilities, cultural competence, and community building. He served as the President of American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities for 2016-2017.

As a writer and editor, he has edited newsletters and several books, written articles and chapters, and served as the Editor of the Journal of Religion, Disability and Health for 14 years, now as an Associate Editor. His book, Spirituality and Disability: Recovering Wholeness, was published by Baylor University Press in the spring of 2018. Bill and his wife, Beverly Roberts Gaventa, live in Austin, TX where their son, Matthew, daughter-in-law Sarah, and grandson Charlie also live.

Location: Zoom link will be sent upon registration

Date and Time: Tuesday

    Cost:  Free

    For more information: contact Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer