Events at Access Living the Week of September 20, 2010

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New Directions in Special Education
New Directions in Special Education
Blood on the Tracks
Blood on the Tracks: A Disability Culture Cabaret
The week of September 20, Access Living will host two community events that are free and open to the public.

Thursday, September 23

Universal Design and Special Education

Join author Thomas Hehir, author of New Directions in Special Education: Eliminating Ableism in Policy and Practice, for a talk titled “Universal Design and Special Education” at 3:30 p.m. on September 23 at Access Living.

Thomas Hehir is a Professor of Practice and the director of the School Leadership Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is a former director of the Office of Specialized Services at the Chicago Public Schools. He also served as director of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs from 1993 to 1999.

To RSVP for this event, please contact Rod Estvan, Education Policy Coordinator at Access Living, (312) 640-2149 or ASL interpreters will be provided. Please contact us ASAP especially if you will require disability related accommodations.

Friday, September 24

Blood on the Tracks: A Disability Culture Cabaret

Join Access Living’s Arts and Culture Project for an event featuring comedy, drama, song, poetry, stories and more.

Featuring performances by: Mike Ervin, Rahnee Patrick, Pennie Brinson, Carrie Kaufman, Bartholomew Thomas, Laurence Clark, Riva Lehrer, Rob Rotman, Beth Finke

Emceed by Susan Nussbaum

Friday, September 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Access Living. The event is sponsored by Access Living, Bodies of Work and UIC’s Department of Disability and Human Development.

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