Sunday, April 18, 2010

Navigating the System

 If you live in the Charlotte area, this is a great event to attend. If you do not live here, it is a great event to copy for your region.

Easter Seals UCP presents symposium on navigating mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse services in Mecklenburg County

CHARLOTTE, NC (April 16, 2010) - - Easter Seals UCP (United Cerebral Palsy), a nonprofit serving children and adults with disabilities and mental health challenges, is holding an event to educate the community about various mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse programs and services available in Mecklenburg County  and how to navigate and gain access to these services. 

The Mecklenburg County Service Delivery Symposium will be held on Saturday, April 24 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) in the College of Health and Human Service building, room 155

Grayce Crockett, Mecklenburg County mental health director, will be the opening speaker and discuss the state of Mecklenburg County.

This symposium is free and will provide people with opportunities to speak with experts in the areas of mental health, developmental disability and substance abuse.  Many service providers will also be on hand to provide information about their specific programs and services.  Breakout sessions will be organized by health-related topics and provide information on how to specifically access these areas of need.

“When you or someone you love is faced with mental health challenges, a developmental disability or substance abuse problems, knowing where to turn, what resources are available, and support you qualify to receive can be a long and arduous process,” said James Campbell, director of the Easter Seals UCP developmental disabilities program.  “We created this symposium to help ease this process and help direct people to resources that can have a tremendous positive impact on their life.”

For more information on the Mecklenburg County Service Delivery Symposium, please call James Campbell at (704) 566-6040 x1237 or visit
About Easter Seals UCP North Carolina
Easter Seals UCP North Carolina is a lifelong partner to families managing disabilities and mental health challenges.  The nonprofit organization provides a multitude of services to adults and children to enhance their quality of life and maximize their potential for engaging in the community.  For more information, visit

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