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Friday, October 8th, 2010

Please join us for a Community Discussion reporting on the findings of a focus group of people with disabilities in arts and culture.

October 13, 2010  3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Ann Arbor District Library, Multi-Purpose Room
343 S. Fifth Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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A bold initiative took place in 2009 to raise awareness of disability issues in the Ann Arbor community, with a focus on accessibility in arts and culture. An interdisciplinary committee of community partners (including Ann Arbor City council members, the Ann Arbor CIL and Arts Alliance) and academia (U-M Dept of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the School of Public Health, and the OT Program Wayne State University) developed a 3 stage participatory action plan based on a methodology of the World Health Organization. During the first stage (the needs assessment) a rich amount of data from 4 focus group sessions (managers of arts and culture organizations, consumers who have disabilities, caregivers and service providers, and other community stakeholders) were collected and analyzed.

Please join this community session to discuss and report out the findings, for us to hear from you what you think was missed, and for you to give input on the future action plans.

Presenters are:

  • Els Nieuwenhuijsen, PhD, MPH, OTR/L, Adj. Faculty member University of Michigan (UM), Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Nancy VandeWiele Milligan, PhD, OTR/L, Fieldwork Education Coordinator, Wayne State University (WSU), Occupational Therapy Program
  • Carolyn Grawi, LMSW, MSW, ACSW, Director of Advocacy and Education, Ann Arbor CIL and Lecturer, UM School of Social Work

We look forward to your input at this community wide meeting!

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