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Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities 2013: Bridges to Empowerment

May 3, 2013

8:30-9:00 Registration

9:00-9:15 Welcoming Remarks: Thomas James, Stephen Peverly, Christine Pawelski

9:15-10:15 Blackman Lecture: Linda Hickson (Introduced by Leonard Blackman)

10:15-11:00 Abuse Prevention and Decision Making in Adults with Developmental Disabilities

                  Moderator: Michael Wehmeyer

Panelists: Harriet Golden and Aikaterini Chatzistyli (AHRC New York City); Sara Zesski (NJ Coalition for Battered Women); Suzanne Hopkins and Kristen Shrimplin (Project CARE Cincinnati)

11:00-11:15 BREAK

11:15-12:15 Inclusion of Adolescents with ASD and ID: Challenges in Friendships and Peer Relationships

                  Moderator: Robert Kretschmer

Panelists: Ruth Zealand (The College of New Rochelle); Ishita Khemka and Sonia Ahluwalia (TC); Rosemary Kalapurakal (parent); Nora Flynn (Eastchester School District Teacher)

12:15 - 1:15 Lunch (Speakers meet in Everett Lounge)

1:15-2:15 Guest Lecture: Michael Wehmeyer (Introduced by Linda Hickson)

2:15-3:30 Global Perspectives

                  Moderator: Susan Spungin

                  Panelists: Ishita Khemka and Cayla Mackenzie (India); Peishi Wang (China); Christine Pawelski               (Oman, Suadi Arabia, Ireland, Cyprus) and Shariffa Al-Said (Oman); Meng-Jung Liu (Taiwan)

3:30-4:00 Moving Forward (Hsu-Min Chiang)

4:00         Alumni Reception in Everett Lounge

Poster Session by current ID/Autism doctoral students, faculty, and adjuncts: MaryEllen Rooney, Sarah Mallory, Emily Shamash, Alyson Martin, Jasmine Lai, Tara Gensler, Young Seh Bae, Michelle Veyvoda