James Williams, Jr., commencement speaker at the Kennedy Krieger Institute
By James Williams
On June 6, 2017, James Williams, Jr., accompanied by his son, James Williams, III, delivered commencement remarks at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD. Both gave remarks to students of the LEAP Program (Lifeskills and Education for Students with Autism and other Pervasive Behavioral Challenges). James III, who graduated from the Kennedy Krieger Institute in 2012, lives semi-independently, has two jobs and works 40 hours per week, and lives a full and complete life. James Jr. congratulated the graduates, family, friends and Kennedy Krieger team. KKI, a non-profit organization founded in 1937, provides inpatient and outpatient medical care, community services, and school-based programs for children and adolescents with learning disabilities, as well as disorders of the brain, spinal cord and musculoskeletal system of all degrees. KKI also is involved in researching various disorders and discovering new interventions and earlier diagnosis of different intellectual challenges.
James Williams, Jr., Wayne State University, director of federal affairs and his son, James Williams, III spoke at the Kennedy Krieger Institute Commencement Ceremony June 6, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland.