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This is a little ways off, but mark your calendars now!
Art and Abilities: Investing in Ability Week—Oct. 19 – 31, 2009
Presented by the University of Michigan Council for Disability Concerns
For dates, times and locations and information on all events visit
Fourth Annual Symposium on Mental Health in the Workplace: Anxiety Disorders in the Workplace: What are they and how do they influence the workplace?
Dogs, dogs, dogs…and how they help! Meet service, assistance, and therapy dogs (and pups in training).
Afterwards: Expressive Writing for Veterans: A peer support group at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System where veterans learn to use writing to work through difficult emotions. Sixteen veterans have participated in the group since May 2008.
Many Ways of Doing Art Collaboration: Observe the partnership between the UM School of Art and Design and the AACIL as people with disabilities working with art students create clay sculptures.
Adaptive Technology Computing Site Open House: Screen magnifiers/readers/scanners, including Talking Points (location info via cellphone) and Wheel-Able (provides accessibility info about UM)
Panel on Deafness: Personal Perspectives: Dr. Philip Zazove, Nan Asher, Julianne Bonta, Taurean “Tar” Burt, Alan Lobdell and Pam McGuinty.
Understanding Autism and Creative Play: Working with children with autism can also teach us how to improve the quality of our lives. Michard Solomon, M.D., Medical Director of the PLAY (Play and Language for Autistic Youngsters)
And more events at the website here
If accommodations are needed, contact disability@umich.
Contact Person: Anna Schnitzer
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