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KU hosts disabilities conference

Feb. 25, 2013

KUTZTOWN, Pa. -Kutztown University's Human Diversity Commission is sponsoring a conference on disabilities entitled "Disability from the Inside Out: Acceptance, Assumptions, & Activism," Friday, March 1, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the McFarland Student Union.

This year's conference will be a multifaceted event, with two keynote speakers, 12 workshops and a pre-conference event with disability advocate, poet and entrepreneur LeDerick Horne on Monday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. in McFarland Student Union room 183.

Keynote speakers for this event are Elaine Mara, assistant director of the Academic & Disability Support Office at Moravian College, and Sally Snyder, director of advocacy and consumer engagement for the Consumer Health Coalition of Pittsburgh.

Conference workshops will cover a wide variety of topics, including "Universal Design in Learning: Curricular Access for a Diverse Student Population," "Assistive Technology for All Students,"  "Connecting Communities through Design" and "Emerging Trends: Delivering Essential Relationship Training for Successful Transition."

Several regional institutions and agencies will be represented, including East Stroudsburg University, Keystone Institute, Kutztown University, Lehigh Carbon Community College, ASIAC, the Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living and the PA Youth Leadership Network.

With panels and workshops that incorporate innovative and engaging research and experience in disability cultures, this conference is a must attend event for anyone who works with or provides service for individuals with disabilities.

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