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Tuesday, November 10, 2009 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Meeting Room 15


Doin' It: Sex, Disability and Videotape
Salome Chasnoff, Ph.D., Director, Beyondmedia Education

Doin? It is a daring and humorous investigation into the uncharted intersection between disability and sexuality. The Empowered Fe Fes (slang for ?female?) educate themselves from many angles by talking with activists, educators and scholars, challenging the notion that people with disabilities are not fully sexual human beings.

A Life of Choices: Lois and Elaine?s Story
Jason Long, Administrator, Institute on Human Development and Disability, UCEDD
Rebecca Brightwell, MBA, Associate Director - IHDD, GA - Institute on Human Development and Disability

Lois and Elaine?s dream to live free of institutional control was realized through their self-advocacy and collaboration that soon achieved national recognition when the Supreme Court agreed that they had experienced ?unjustified isolation.? The resulting ?Olmstead Decision? allowed Lois and Elaine to rediscover community living.

Sujeet's Song
Sujeet Desai, Musician, Muscian

Sujeet Desai is an accomplished musician born with Down syndrome. Sujeet plays six instruments. He graduated from high school with honors and in 2003 he finished his post-secondary study from Berkshire Hills Music Academy, Masschusetts. Sujeet travels around the world to perform and hold self-advocacy workshops. Sujeet's mission is to send this message: given opportunities individuals with disabilities can ?Make It Happen!? Watch his documentary and visit his website