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Disability Rights Movement: A Hidden History

By Michael Matthiesen posted Oct 17, 2013 at 12:57 AM

Sunday 10/20 @ 6PM, Disability Rights Movement was an out cry by a group of Americans who just wanted to be treated the same as everyone else. It yielded real attention from the government to assist with the needs of Americans with disabilities which led to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The movement impact was nationwide, yet rarely discussed in schools. RadioActive will be discussing the Disability Rights Movement with Dr. Ora Prilelltensky, Rochelle Baer, and Sylvia Goncz. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xX1Job6O60E

Dr. Ora Prilelltensky is a professor at the UM School of Education who has condcuted extensive research into the Disability Rights movement. Shelly Baer is a licensed clinical social worker at UM Miller School of Medicine’s, Mailman Center for Child Development as Coordinator of The Emerging Transformational Leadership Program and Associate Director of Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Training Program. Sylvia Goncz is employed by UM's Mailman Center and is the Coordinator of the Early Discovery Program. 









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