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Perspectives on Developmental Disabilities were presented at an International Conference while in St. Petersburg in April 2005. Regional and international experts came together along with Christian Horizons Canada, Mission of T.E.A.R.S as well as Radio TEOS charities. The delegates discussed the perspectives on services to people labeled developmentally disabled. Areas such as social and physical integration, how community based services work, roundtable discussions. Informative professionals such as doctors, government representatives, directors of orphanages and the parents association for challenged children all contributed.
On the left, Rev. Gordon Lewis opens the conference with words of encouragement and appreciation to Mr. Valeri Asikritov from children?s home orphanage #1 for hosting the event.. On the right, discussion are held with Rev. Gordon and Diane Lewis and Deputy of the head of Administration of St. Petersburg.
On the left, Director Valeri Asikritov hosts tea and discussions. On the right, Radio Host Terry Harris and Dr. Jeff Grischow.
Mr. Michael Alemu represents Christian Horizons and chats with Father Alexander.
On the left, perspectives are shared by all at this roundtable discussion. On the right, Diane Lewis and Dr. Ludmilla Shipitsyna. Dr. Ludmilla has been inducted into the Order of Friendship and carries the medal and diploma of Cambridge University as one of the 2000 greatest people of the 20th century.
On the left is Diane Lewis sharing her perspectives at the roundtable confrence while on the right Dr. Ludmilla Shipitsyna shares hers.