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Seminar honors noted psychologist

“Supporting People with Disabilities to Balance Choice and Risk” is the theme for the fourth annual Dr. Ro Vision Series Seminar, slated for March 4 at the Classic Center. The seminar is for professional, management and direct support personnel who work with people with cognitive or learning disabilities and a variety of challenging behaviors. It honors the work and philosophy of the late Rolando Figueroa, a clinical psychologist known for his excellence in support of people with disabilities.

Wade Hitzing of Fort Myers, Fla., will lead the seminar. Hitzing is a trainer in the field of positive behavior supports and a consultant for the Georgia Department of Human Resources.

Seminar participants will learn how to negotiate a balance between the goal of respecting and supporting people’s choices with the need to provide appropriate services.

Registration is limited to the first 200 people. The registration fee of $45 per person includes training materials and a hot lunch. Contact Kate Smith (583-0081 or for more details. The seminar is sponsored by UGA’s Institute on Human Development and Disability, Georgia Options, Inc., and the Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities.