Our Seminar Series provides interactive seminars on current topics relevant to people with disabilities, families, and professionals. Seminars are broadcast live from the Coldstream Training Room, enabling participants to choose to join the seminar in person or online through the live video stream. Continuing education units (CEUs) are often available for various disciplines. We also record the seminars and make them available online.
Fall 2020 Seminars
Kara Ayers, PhD. Director of the Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities
An overview of medical discrimination and healthcare inequities experienced by people with disabilities. Goals and objectives for the newly established Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities will be presented along with the Center’s five areas of focus: Prenatal diagnosis of disability, suicidality among people with disabilities, aging and end-of life care with a disability, discrimination in organ transplantation, and COVID-19 response related to the disability community. Seemingly diverse, these areas of focus share the same emphasis on addressing the bias and stigma about disability that results in poor health outcomes for the disabled community.
Arthur Campbell Jr, Frank Huffman, Maria Kemplin
Accessible, affordable transportation is an essential part of inclusive community life. Arthur Campbell, a disability rights advocate who has dedicated his life to transportation equity, will share a history of the movement for accessible transportation. Frank Huffman, an emerging leader for accessible transportation, will share insight on the ongoing efforts for transportation services in rural areas. Transportation Initiative project director Maria Kemplin will provide an overview of transportation options available.
Sky Cubacub, Elizabeth Daniel, Reggie Weaver, and Emily Miller
Steve Kuusisto, Barry Whaley and Jason Jones
Stella Beard, Stephanie Meredith, and Harold Kleinert
Clayton Carroll, Andy Meredith, and Megan McCormick