Jan 2017

McShain Large, Georgetown: 7:00pm–8:30pm

Disability Studies Initiative presents “Changing Lives Through Play”

The Disability Studies Initiative invites you to attend a panel discussion on Special Olympics, intellectual disability, and the ethics of storytelling.

This collaboration between Special Olympics and the Disability Studies Initiative will introduce students to individuals with and without intellectual disabilities whose awareness, perceptions, and lives have changed through their involvement in Special Olympics, as athletes, family members, volunteers, fans, coaches, community leaders, authors, and staff. Panelists will share their personal experiences and insights, and will also provide recommendations for how students can become engaged in promoting social change through writing and their own actions.

ASL interpretation provided. Event is wheelchair accessible. Please refrain from wearing scented or perfumed products. For additional disability access or reasonable accommodation, please contact Toby Long: (202) 687-8899.

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