Inclusion of Individuals with Disabilities: Using Your Skills and Gifts to Create Access in Your Community
Presenter: Jacqueline Kaufman, Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical SchoolThis workshop encourages attendees to consider how they can work to be deliberately more inclusive of individuals with disabilities in their local and world communities. While exploring the unique journey of Dr. Jacqueline Kaufman as she shifted from hard sciences to clinical psychology, attendees will examine how to pull from their full range of experiences to forge their own path. After discussing the complexity of defining disability, attendees will consider the experiences of individuals living with disabilities and the debates and conversations about disability that are taking place in our communities. To wrap up the session, a hands-on activity will promote problem-solving, encourage the generation of realistic strategies for optimizing access for individuals with disabilities, and encourage participants to take first steps in their lives to create a more universally accessible community.The discussion will be followed by a networking reception.Free and open to the public. Please register online by February 7th.