Linda Hampton Starnes has spent her life actively involved in the disability community – as a special educator, parent, volunteer, and advocate. After working at the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education, she became the mother of two children with varying abilities. Due to their significant healthcare needs, she managed 24-hour home nursing care, worked with physicians and therapists in fifteen medical specialties, and oversaw over 40 hospitalizations, surgeries, or procedures under anesthesia for her children. Now both are grown and successfully “launched” in their respective college and career lives.
Linda has served on many local, regional, and national boards of disability and healthcare organizations and educational institutions, and presents at conferences across the country. As advocate on behalf of people with disabilities, Ms. Starnes has been honored to receive a variety of awards, and the story of the Starnes family has been featured in several filmed presentations, books, and articles.
Saturday. January 21. 2017 Breakout #18 1:45pm-2:45pm