The University of Pennsylvania invites you to the 15th Annual Disability Symposium. This year's theme goes beyond assumptions to shed new understanding on the behavior of the brain and the experience of the heart.

Join us for a full day of exploration and reflection as we learn from outstanding plenary speakers and invited workshop presenters. Share your own thoughts and views throughout the day and leave ready to put new knowledge and understanding into practice.

LOCATION is Houston Hall on the University of Pennsylvania campus, 3417 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA. Breakfast, lunch, and the two plenary sessions will be held in Houston Hall's Bodek Lounge. Workshops will be held in Houston Hall and the building is wheelchair accessible.

The symposium is made possible by a gift from

Mary Perednia Landy, C'83, and Joseph P. Landy, W'83

Featured speakers

Frances E. Jensen, M.D.  

Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania Health System

Author of The Teenage Brain

Matt Fuller

Director and Producer of the feature length documentary, Autism in Love

Download Symposium Information here:

Plenary Descriptions

Workshop Descriptions

Symposium Schedule

Speaker Biographies

Hotel and Travel Information


Symposium Registration

Click HERE to Register for the 15th Annual Disability Symposium  

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 22nd

Symposium Registration Fee:

There is no registration fee for attendees affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania or symposium presenters.

The registration fee for non-Penn students is $50.00.

The registration fee for all other attendees is $85.00.

Continental breakfast, buffet lunch, and afternoon snack are included in the registration fee.

Please make checks payable to "Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania."

Mail payment to:           

Weingarten Learning Resources Center

ATTN:  Symposium Chair

3702 Spruce Street, Suite 300

Philadelphia, PA  19104-6027

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