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The University of Pennsylvania invites you to the 16th Annual Disability Symposium. This year's theme, Pathways to Access, explores challenges and solutions; theories and best practices.

Travel through a full day of ideas and initiatives led by outstanding plenary speakers and invited workshop presenters.  Participate in conversations during breakfast and lunch and continue them at the symposium-ending snack-and-chat. Depart with the most current information to continue building pathways to access.

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:

Jonathan Lichtenstein, M.B.A., Psy.D.

Director of Pediatric Neuropsychological Services at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

V.R. Ferose

Senior Vice President, HEAD of Globalization Services, SAP SE
Trustee at Autism Research Trust
Author of Gifted: Inspiring Stories of People with Disabilities

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