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OK ASPE & OK People First Virtual Conference

OK ASPE & OK People First Virtual Conference

Free registration at https://events.oucpm.org/okapse/. Sessions are limited to the first 300 enrollees. 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER BARRY WHALEY

"Barry Whaley was one of the keynote speakers during the 2020 National APSE Conference. His long term connection with the disability profession led him to knowing many of those connected historically to the movement. His love for the people comes out in his rich description of the people involved, and what differences their efforts makes in the lives of people today. Although your mind will be opened to the people, the places, and what they did, you will not be led down the path of a boring history lesson. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, this presentation will explore key moments and personalities of the disability rights movement over the past one hundred years. Participants will learn about our heroes who, through their courage and conviction, fought for equality and laid the foundation of the four "pillars" of the ADA; full participation, independent living, equality of opportunity, and economic self-sufficiency.

Barry Whaley works at the Burton Blatt Institute, Syracuse University College of Law. He is the Project Director of the Southeast ADA Center, Principal co-collaborator with the University of Leeds (UK) Inclusive Public Spaces project, co-collaborator with the University of Queensland (AU) Gender, Equity, Disability, and Social Inclusion Mainstreaming Short Course, and Principal Investigator of the Mid-Atlantic Youth and Self-Advocacy project. Previously, he was project director of the Supported Higher Education Project at the University of Kentucky Human Development Institute. Barry was a Consultant for Atlas Research providing technical assistance and training for the Homeless Veterans Supported Employment Project. For many years, he was executive director of Community Employment, Inc. a supported employment provider. Barry has worked for the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. He began his career with the “New Neighbors” deinstitutionalization project, liberating people in state institutions to return to their home communities. Barry is an alumna of Indiana University and holds a Master of Science in Mediation, Arbitration, and Conflict Management from Sullivan University.

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Oklahoma APSE - https://www.ok-apse.org/

Oklahoma People First - http://okpeoplefirst.org

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