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International Conference 2002:
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Welcome

On behalf of CIRRIE and the conference co–sponsors, thank you for your participation in this event. The perspectives and experience you bring to it will enrich our discussions of approaches to meeting the needs of a growing and under–served population. It is our sincere hope that all of us will return to our work with increased understanding of disability service provision in a cross–cultural context. We hope that you will find the conference a unique opportunity to meet other persons who share your interests in meeting the needs of persons from other cultures.

We extend a special welcome to the many participants who have traveled to this conference from other countries and whom we might not have otherwise had an opportunity to meet. You represent 16 countries and are over 25% of the total registration, making this a truly international conference. We look forward to the sharing of perspectives in the coming days, as well as to the possibility of increased collaboration in the coming years.

John Stone
CIRRIE Director

Schedule at a glance

Sunday, May 5

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Conference Registration check-in, New Hampshire foyer

Monday, May 6

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Conference Registration check-in, New Hampshire foyer

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast, Potomac Room

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Culture Brokering - optional Pre-Conference Workshop, Potomac Room

Tuesday, May 7, 2002

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Conference Registration check-in, New Hampshire foyer

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast, New Hampshire Room

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Welcome and Overview, New Hampshire Room

9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Keynote Address, New Hampshire Room

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
International Panel, New Hampshire Room

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Panel: Latino cultures, New Hampshire Room

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Break

3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Dupont Room, Monticello Room, Mount Vernon Room, New Hampshire Room

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Reception, City Center Ballroom

Wednesday, May 8, 2002

8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Conference Registration check-in, New Hampshire foyer

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast, New Hampshire Room

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Asian/Pacific Islanders Panel, New Hampshire Room

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Immigrant Consumer Panel, New Hampshire Room

11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch

1:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Dupont Room, Monticello Room, Mount Vernon Room, New Hampshire Room

5:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Closing, New Hampshire Room

Special Guest

Steven James Tingus is the Director of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), a component of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services within the U.S. Department of Education. Prior to his appointment to NIDRR, Tingus was the Director of Resource Development and Public Policy for the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers, Incorporated (CFILC) and its nonprofit project, the Assistive Technology (AT) Network. During his oversight of the AT Netwo rk, Tingus was recognized as a strong voice for the disability community, fighting for equal access to education, health care, employment, housing, transportation, and opportunities for all persons, regardless of disability.

In his work for CFILC and its AT Network, Tingus developed successful and diverse media, public outreach and fundraising efforts, working with such organizations as the National Council on Independent Living, the American Association of People with Dis abilities and the National Organization on Disability.

Born with a rare form of muscular dystrophy, Tingus was predicted not to live beyond the age of 3. Yet, taking advantage of assistive technologies such as an electric wheelchair and a ventilator that he uses at night, he went on to become the first dis abled child to be mainstreamed into the public school system in Davis, California. In an era in which most children with disabilities, regardless of their condition or aptitude, were placed in so-called "special education" classes with all the other child ren with disabilities, Tingus fought to have access to education alongside able-bodied students and receive an equal opportunity to learn.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Nora Ellen Groce, PhD, is a medical anthropologist focused on international health and development, particularly cross-cultural systems of health care, and health as a human rights issue. Her research includes issues of disability in global health and development, violence as a universal public health problem, and health care equity in ethnic and minority communities.

She is a founding member of the Society for Disability Studies, and the author of many publications in the field of disability, including The History of International Rehabilitation, (1992). Others include Everyone Here Spoke Sign Language (1985), a b ook about the high incidence of deafness on Martha's Vineyard, a community where people with disability are regarded as "normal". It was featured on the BBC and NPR Radio.

She was awarded her Ph.D. in Medical and Socio-Cultural Anthropology at Brown University, and was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Groce is Associate Professor, Yale University School of Public Health, Global Health Division, and h as consulted for the World Health Organization, Boston Children's Hospital, Rehabilitation International, and Harvard University and UNICEF.

PLENARY SESSIONS SCHEDULE

Tuesday, May 7, 2002

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Welcome and Overview, John Stone

9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Opening Remarks, Steven Tingus, NIDDR Director

9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Keynote Address, Nora Groce

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Break,  

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
International Panel, John Stone, Chair
Waqar Ahmad, UK
Trevor Parmenter, Australia
Wim J.A. van den Heuvel, The Netherlands
Denise Naon, Israel
Tomas Lagerwall, Sweden
Kathy Martinez, USA
Robert Stodden, USA

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch,  

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Latino Panel, Kathy Martinez, Chair
Horacio Esparza
Margaret McLeod
Nila Salgado


Wednesday, May 8, 2002

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Asian Panel, Robert Stodden, Chair
Gloria Liu, Chinese culture
Maya Kalyanpur, Indian culture
Weol Soon Kim-Rupnow, Korean culture
Venus Ilagan, Fi lipino culture

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Break,  

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Immigrant Consumer Panel, Kathy Martinez, Chair
Jorge Peneda, Mexican perspective
Nan Zhang Hampton, Chinese perspective
Karen Saba, Egyptian perspe ctive
Fernando Botelho, Brazilian perspective

5:00 p.m. - 5:15 a.m.
Closing,  

ABOUT CIRRIE

CIRRIE, The Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange, was established with support from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. CIRRIE's goal is to facilitate the sharing of i nformation and expertise in rehabilitation research between the U.S. and other countries.

CIRRIE's principal activities to accomplish this goal include:

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