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Tuesday, November 10, 2009 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: Meeting Room 15


Doing it For Themselves: A Grand Experiment in Independent Living
Alice Elliott, Director/Producer, Welcome Change Productions
Diana Braun
Kathy Conour

Diana Braun and Kathy Conour have been bucking the system and living interdependently for 39 years. Their film ? Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy ? provides visual representation of not only how they do it, but also how they have continued to lobby for the rights of others with disabilities.

ThinkCollege: Promoting Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Cate Weir, M.Ed., Project Director, Institute for Community Inclusion/Boston Children's Hospital, UCEDD/LEND
Debra Hart, MA - Institute for Community Inclusion/ UCEDD

In Massachusetts, six postsecondary education partnerships between community colleges and neighboring school districts offer students with intellectual/developmental disabilities the opportunity to include college as part of their transition education. Students, families, college and school personnel, and state leaders discuss the impact this opportunity has had on young people with severe disabilities, the college community and the state.