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Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Every year, the University of Michigan Council for Disability Concerns in collaboration with the University of Michigan Health System and the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living present Investing in Ability Week, showcasing important information and insightful discussions on disability-related topics.  This year the event is featuring information on Veteran’s.

All are encouraged to come out and attend the many great events in store.  See below for more information!

Investing in Ability Week

HONORABLE:  Celebrating All Veterans

Those With and Without Disabilities

Oct. 25 – 29, 2010

All events are free and everyone is welcome

If accommodations are needed, contact disability@umich.edu

www.med.umich.edu/abilities/events.htm

Wednesday, Oct. 6

10:00 AM –11:30 AM - Fifth Annual Symposium on Mental Health in the Workplace – Reasonable Accommodations:  What You Should Know

Practical guidance through the use of case studies and open discussion regarding work accommodations for individuals with hidden disabilities such as anxiety, depression or ADHD.

Presenters:  Carole F. Dubritsky (Assistant Director and ADA Coordinator, Office of Institutional Equity) and Lorna

Hurl, M.S.W., Ph.D. (Faculty/Staff Counselor, Faculty and Staff Assistance Program)

Palmer Commons
Great Lakes Room
100 Washtenaw Ave.

Monday, Oct. 25

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM       Dogs, dogs, dogs…and how they help!

Meet service, assistance, and therapy dogs (and pups in training).   See Tuesday, Oct. 26 for other locations.

University Hospital Towsley Triangle
East Ann Arbor Health Center, 4260 Plymouth Rd.

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM PTSD & TBI:  The Invisible Wounds of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom

Mark Sutton and Douglas Williams

A presentation by law enforcement and military veterans developed to help explore the issues and concerns of today’s returning veterans.  A great starting point for departments as they develop their strategies to address a growing health and social issue within our communities.

MCHC Auditorium (in the Triangle area of University Hospital)

2:30 PM – 4:30 PM Lioness (captioned film – 83 minutes)

A compelling documentary that gives an inside look at the first women in U.S. history to engage in ground combat.  Free admission.

MCHC Auditorium (in the Triangle area of University Hospital)

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM         Dedication of the James Edward Knox Adaptive Technology Computing Center

Conducted by Paul Courant, University Librarian and Dean of Libraries.   Followed by an Open House at the Center until 5:00 PM.  Everyone is welcome.

Room 1128 on the 1st floor
Harold Shapiro Undergraduate Library

Tuesday, Oct. 26

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM       Dogs, dogs, dogs…and how they help!

Meet service, assistance, and therapy dogs (and pups in training).  See Monday, Oct. 25 for other locations.

Diag (in front of Hatcher Library, 920 N. University)
Conf. Rm. 5, KMS Place, 3621 S. State St.

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM PTSD & TBI:  The Invisible Wounds of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom

Mark Sutton and Douglas Williams

A presentation by law enforcement and military veterans developed to help explore the issues and concerns of today’s returning veterans.  A great starting point for departments as they develop their strategies to address a growing health and social issue within our communities.

Kipke Conference Center
Campus Safety Services Building, 1239 Kipke Dr.

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM         First Days: (dis)Ability in the Classroom

CRLT Players depict issues, stereotypes, and dynamics about visible and hidden disabilities in the classroom.  Veteran scenario included.

Free, but please register at: crlt.seminar@umich.edu

Palmer Commons
Great Lakes North Room, 4th floor
100 Washtenaw Ave.

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Music Within (captioned film)

The true story of Richard Pimentel, a brilliant speaker with a troubled past.  He returns from a tour of duty in Vietnam, his hearing severely impaired, and finds true purpose and meaning in his life working on behalf of Americans with disabilities.  Free admission

Michigan Theater
603 E. Liberty St.

Wednesday, Oct. 27

9:00 AM – 11:15 AM Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Panel

A panel of medical specialists, including the team from the Polytrauma/TBI Clinic in Ann Arbor, will discuss TBI and our local system of care, including evaluation process, treatment methods, and overall issues impacting returning veterans.  They will also discuss the impact of traumatic brain injury on the family.

2903 Taubman Medical Library (2nd floor, 2 levels below street level)

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Lioness (captioned film – 83 minutes)

A compelling documentary that gives an inside look at the first women in U.S. history to engage in ground combat.  Free admission.

The Gallery
Room 100, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM John W. Quinn

In the book Someone Like Me, An Unlikely Story of Challenge and Triumph Over Cerebral Palsy, John W. Quinn describes what it is like to live with a handicap – a life filled with pain, laughter and love.  John retired at the age of forty after a highly successful twenty-year career in a major corporation: the United States Navy.

He did it all while keeping his condition a complete secret out of a deep desire to be treated just like everyone else.  Book signing after presentation.

The Gallery
Room 100, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Panel of Veterans from Expressive Writing Workshop

Showcase of veterans from the Ann Arbor VA Healthcare system, sharing their stories contributing to their recovery.  Introduction by peer facilitator Ryan Christman and Dr. C. Beau Nelson, Ann Arbor VA Mental Health Recovery Coordinator – both U.S. Air Force veterans.  Audience participation and Q&A.

The Gallery
Room 100, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library

Thursday, Oct. 28

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Second Life

Individuals interested in disability and veteran and other related issues socialize, connect and create using free voice and text chat in a free 3D virtual world.  Presenter:  Patricia F. Anderson, Emerging Technology Librarian, Taubman Health Sciences Library.

Danto Auditorium, UMHS Cardiovascular Center

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Taking Care of Our American Heroes:  Past, Present and Future

Brigadier General Carol Ann Fausone, Asst. Adjutant General of Veterans Affairs, Dept. of Military and Veterans Affairs, State of Michigan

Looking at the benefits and opportunities for our veterans and their families.  Learning how to navigate the systems to meet their needs.  Exploring the health care challenges for veterans to make a difference.

Danto Auditorium, UMHS Cardiovascular Center

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Taking Care of Our American Heroes and Their Families:  Past, Present and Future

Brigadier General Carol Ann Fausone, Asst. Adjutant General of Veterans Affairs, Dept. of Military and Veterans Affairs, State of Michigan

Looking at the benefits and opportunities for our veterans and their families.  Learning how to navigate the systems to meet their needs.  Exploring issues across the generations for our veterans and their families.  Looking at the services for and ways to support veterans and family members.

Ann Arbor District Library
343 S. Fifth Avenue

Friday, Oct. 29

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM James T. Neubacher Award and Certificates of Appreciation Presentation Ceremony

Neubacher Award presented by Regent Julia Darlow.  Preceded by refreshments at 9:30 AM

Rackham Building, Assembly Hall 4th floor
915 E. Washington

7:30 PM James T. Neubacher Fourth Annual Wheelchair Tip-Off Event

Wheelchair Basketball Teams (Army vs. Navy)

Saline High School Gymnasium
1300 Campus Pkwy.
Saline, MI 48176

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