The 12th Annual Disability Symposium will be held at the University of Pennsylvania on Friday, March 22, 2013. We invite you to listen, learn and expand your view with outstanding plenary speakers and invited workshop presenters. As in past years, this symposium will also provide a forum for exchanging information and experiences with colleagues from many other colleges and universities over breakfast and lunch and during the event-ending snack and chat. You will leave inspired, energized, and with ideas to put into action.
LOCATION is Houston Hall on the University of Pennsylvania campus. Houston Hall is located at 3417 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA. Breakfast, lunch, and the two plenary sessions will be held in Houston Hall's Bodek Lounge. Registration is located next to Bodek Lounge. Workshops will be held in Houston Hall and next door at Irvine Auditorium. Both buildings are wheelchair accessible.
Jane Thierfeld Brown, Ed.D. is the Director of Student Services at the University of Connecticut School of Law. She has worked in Disability Services for 34 years. Dr. Brown's main research interests are students with Asperger's Syndrome in higher education and students with disabilities in high stakes graduate programs. She consults at many higher education institutions and is a frequent speaker at conferences on Asperger's Syndrome. She has co-authored several books and consults with colleges, students and families around the country on issues for students with autism spectrum disorders.
Lorraine E. Wolf, Ph.D. is the Director of Disability Services at Boston University. She holds a doctorate in clinical neuropsychology from the City University of New York and has over 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with neurodevelopmental disorders. She has taught experimental psychology, assessment, and neuropsychology at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Wolf has published and presented nationally and internationally on issues for students with attention and learning disorders, psychiatric disabilities, and autism spectrum disorders. She holds faculty appointments in psychiatry and in rehabilitation sciences at Boston University. She is co-author or co-editor of several texts.
Rick Green is a producer, director, writer, author, and the recipient of many radio, stage and television awards. In 2009, Rick produced a documentary about adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder called ADD & Loving It?! which won a New York Festivals Silver World Medal for Best Medical Documentary and the CAMH (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) Foundation's 2009 Celebrity Transforming Lives Award. It also inspired Rick to create TotallyADD.com. Rick is the co-author of ADD Stole My Car Keys and producer of the new PBS special ADD & Mastering It!
The registration cost is $75, including all meals, thanks to the generosity of Stephanie (Wharton '86) and Marty Walcoe who continue to make this symposium possible. (Registration is waived for all presenters, all students, and participants affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania.)
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2013
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Weingarten Learning Resources Center
Student Disabilities Services
3702 Spruce Street, Suite 300; Philadelphia, PA 19104-6027
Phone: 215.573.9235 TDD: 215.746.6320