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AUCD: Welcome Reception and Poster Session: How Will We Achieve Real Community Inclusion Unless We Involve the Community? An Argument for Interdisciplinarity and Reciprocity


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Jean Sherman, Ed.D., RN, Director of Adult Programs
Mailman Center for Child Development, UCEDD/LEND

Other Presenter(s)

Sarah Sherman, MS, Florida International University, Miami, FL, United States;


Despite its oft-cited priority, a review of the disability movement and accessibility laws and policies reveals that true community inclusion for every individual with a disability is a goal yet to be achieved. This session will examine the major contributing factors and discuss the importance of person-environment interactions, suggesting the need to change community attitudes through reciprocal information sharing and interdisciplinary education of design and built environment professionals.

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