18th Annual Disability Symposium Logo: Strengthening Partnerships

18th Annual Disability Symposium

The University of Pennsylvania invites you to the 18th Annual Disability Symposium on Friday, April 12th, 2019. Our theme, Strengthening Partnerships, highlights the critical value of collaboration and communication while offering strategies to reinforce those connections. Join us as we explore this topic with students, university partners and colleagues, service providers, and families in mind.

Attend and participate in a full day of dynamic sessions led by highly-qualified plenary speakers and invited workshop presenters. Find opportunities to meet and reconnect with colleagues in the field during breakfast, lunch, and the event-ending Snack-and-Chat. Leave with new ideas and stronger partnerships.

The location is Houston Hall in the Perlman Quadrangle 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 also be held in Houston Hall. 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

Salome Heyward, JD 

Civil rights attorney and author with over 40 years' experience in the field of disability discrimination law and disability management

Anthony L. Rostain, M.D., M.A.

Nationally recognized expert in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry and Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

B. Janet Hibbs, M.F.T., Ph.D.

Recognized authority on parent-child and family relationships with faculty positions for more than 15 years in graduate programs for psychologists and marital and family therapists


Symposium Information

Symposium Program with Plenary and Workshop Descriptions

Symposium Schedule

Speaker Biographies

Symposium Registration Fees

Hotel and Transportation Information

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