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U.S. Launch and Symposium for the World Report on Disability

Program

Read Paul Ackerman's report of the conference

September 12

Morning Program: Significance of the World Report on Disability

8:00-9:00

Registration and continental breakfast

9:00-9:15

Welcome and Introductions. Co-chairs Katherine Seelman, University of Pittsburgh and John Stone, Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange

Video of the welcome and introductions

9:15-10:00

Remarks from Kareem Dale, Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy, Socorro Gross Galiano, Assistant Director of the Pan American Health Organization (representing WHO and PAHO) and Bassam Ramadan, Social Protection Sector Manager of the Human Development Network (representing the World Bank)

Video of Kareem Dale's remarks

10:00-10:30

Description of the World Report on Disability, its purpose, process of development and overview of its contents. Alana Officer, World Health Organization, Report Editor

Video of Alana Officer's presentation

10:30-10:50

Break

10:50-12:00

Panel of representatives from Departments of the U.S. Federal Government:

Judith Heumann (Chair), Special Advisor for International Disability Rights, Department of State
Henry Claypool, Director, Office on Disability, Department of Health and Human Services
Alexa Posny, Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education
Richard Devylder, Senior Advisor for Accessible Transportation, Department of Transportation
Kathleen Martinez, Assistant Secretary, Department of Labor
Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo - Coordinator, Office of Disability, U.S. Agency for International Development

Video of the panel of representatives

12:00-1:15

Lunch

Analysis of the Report chapters and implications for U.S. policy, practice, research and advocacy

1:15-2:00

Chapter 1: Understanding Disability

Presenter: Tom Shakespeare, World Health Organization
Moderator: Jerome Bickenbach, Queen's University
Discussants: Peter Blanck, Burton Blatt Institute, Syracuse University; David Morrissey, United States International Council on Disabilities

Video of Chapter 1

2:00-3:15

Chapter 2: Disability: A Global Picture (prevalence)

Presenter: Aleksandra Posarac, World Bank
Moderator: John Hough, Department of Health and Human Services
Discussants: Jennifer Madans, National Center for Health Statistics; David Keer, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

Video of Chapter 2

3:15-3:30

Break

3:30-4:45

Chapter 3: General Health Care

Presenter: Margaret Turk, Upstate Medical University
Moderator: Armando Vazquez, Regional Advisor on Rehabilitation, PAHO
Discussants: Gloria Krahn, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities; Lisa Iezzoni, Harvard Medical School

Video of Chapter 3

4:45-5:00

Wrap up Day 1. Katherine Seelman and John Stone

5:00

Adjourn

September 13

8:00-9:00

Continental breakfast

9:00-9:15

Overview of Day 2 - Katherine Seelman

Video of the overview of day 2

9:15-10:30

Chapter 4: Rehabilitation

Presenter: John Stone, Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange
Moderator: Alana Officer, World Health Organization
Discussants: Michael Weinrich, National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research; Ruth Brannon, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

Video of Chapter 4

10:30-10:45

Break

10:45-12:00

Chapter 5 - Assistance and Support

Presenter: Tamar Heller, Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago
Moderator: Paul Schroder, American Foundation for the Blind
Discussants: David Gray, Washington University School of Medicine; Mitch LaPlante, University of California at San Francisco

Video of Chapter 5

12:00-1:15

Lunch

1:15-2:30

Chapter 6: Enabling Environments

Presenters: Katherine Seelman, University of Pittsburgh and Edward Steinfeld, State University of New York at Buffalo
Moderator: Larry Goldberg, WGBH National Center for Accessible Media
Discussants: Axel Leblois, Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs; Bradford C. Grant, School of Architecture & Design, Howard University

Video of Chapter 6

2:30-3:45

Chapter 7: Education

Presenter: Susan Hirshberg, World Bank
Moderator: Ari Ne'eman, National Council on Disability
Discussants: Carol A. Kochhar-Bryant, George Washington University; David Rose, Center for Applied Special Technology

Video of Chapter 7

3:45-4:00

Break

4:00-5:15

Chapter 8: Work and Employment

Presenter: Susanne Bruyere, Cornell University
Moderator: Lou Orslene, Job Accommodation Network
Discussants: Andy Imparato, United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; David Stapleton, Mathematica's Center for Studying Disability Policy

Video of Chapter 8

5:15-5:30

Closing session

Video of the closing session

5:30

Adjourn

Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research Pan American Health Organization
Interagency Committee on Disability Research World Health Organization United States International Council on Disabilities World Bank