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6th Annual Disability Awareness Day
Look into the "New Freedom for the 21st Century" October 8, 2002;
Event Open to the Public
Oct. 2, 2002
Cuyahoga Community College is holding their 6th Annual Disability Awareness
Day on Tuesday, October 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the College's
Eastern Campus, 4250 Richmond Road in Highland Hills.
Among the partners for the event are:
Mary Syarto-Sender, Director of Students with Disabilities at Cuyahoga
Community College, quotes, "The purpose of this special day of activity
is to educate and enlighten the community on issues dealing with disabilities."
Since passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 13 years ago,
support for employment opportunities for those individuals with disabilities
continues to grow as the result of observations like this one which take
place each October, National Disability Awareness Month.
the Paralyzed Veterans of America (Buckeye Chapter)
the Cuyahoga County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities
the Cleveland Sight Center
the Metro Health Center for Rehabilitation.
the Cuyahoga Community College
and Jackie Thompson, Disability Consultant
The theme for this year's program is New Freedom for the 21st Century.
The featured speaker will be Kym Sellers. She is a well known figure
in the Cleveland Broadcasting arena. Kym is an active community leader
and serves as a board member of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
In addition, three workshops will also be presented:
The series of events are designed to facilitate ways to help individuals
with disabilities live independently and remove barriers to employment.
Americans with Disabilities Act 2002 - New Ideas, Concepts for the Future
Accessibility in the Workplace: Myth or Reality?
Will Social Security Meet the Needs of the ADA Population in the 21st Century?
Admission for the general public is $20 and includes a continental breakfast
and lunch. Admission is $25 for those seeking continuing education
units (CEUs) by attending.
For registration or further information, call Tri-C at (216) 987-5697.
SOURCE Cuyahoga Community College Web Site: http://www.tri-c.edu
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