March 16, 2023 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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Jeff Lafata-Hernandez founded Empowering People for Inclusive Communities (EPIC) in March of 2011, to address the growing need for transition aged youth with disabilities to develop their leadership skills, and to become more active in their communities.

Jeff has devoted his career to working within the Disability Community in varied settings: classrooms, community organizations, residential programs and vocational environments. His work includes time at Perkins School for the Blind, North Suffolk Mental Health Association, Partners for Youth with Disabilities, and countless hours of volunteer service at numerous organizations.

Jeff’s favorite quote: “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter” – Martin Luther King Jr