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MACA Program: Accessibility Chat: A Conversation with Disability Self-Advocates and Caregivers

  • Bloomfield Township Public Library 1099 Lone Pine Road Bloomfield Township, MI United States (map)

Gain perspective from disability voices as they share experiences at cultural institutions and thoughts on how cultural institutions can go beyond ADA and enhance their accessibility. Interactive discussion with audience after. Please register here.

Panelists include:

Deb Belavek, deaf self-advocate and director of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing programs at Bloomfield Hills Schools

Cary Supalo, blind chemist, Research Developer at Educational Testing Service in Princeton, NJ

David and Jane Cowan, dementia self-advocate and his wife/care partner

Gary Koutsoubos, father of 4 year old with Down syndrome and President of the Down Syndrome Guild of Southeast Michigan

Gavin Swantick, autism self-advocate and recent Master's graduate from Wayne State University

Michelle Justice, mother of a teenager with autism

Rebecca Anders, mother of 4th grader with autism and Supervisor of Special Education at the Wing Lake Developmental Center