Dearborn Commission on Disability Concerns

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Dearborn Disability Awareness Day

Mark Your Calendar!
Pathway to Possibilities 2007, Dearborn’s Disability Awareness Day, is being planned for October 18, 2007. This year’s Pathway to Possibilities theme will be “Let’s Make the World More Accessible for YOU”.

If you have any questions, contact Susan Fitzmaurice at 313-943-2789, TTY 313-943-2835, email the Commission on Disability Concerns at


We are seeking exhibitors to set up booths, as well as sponsors, to fund our keynote speaker, Ira David Socol. Ira is an Assistive Technology Specialist working with Michigan Rehabilitation Services and a Special Education Technology Scholar in the College of Education at Michigan State University. In these roles he works with, and studies, a wide range of interactions between people with differing capabilities and the technologies that define their environments, and seek Assistive Technology and Universal Design solutions for the problems they encounter.

Current research and writing is focused on Universal Design for Learning, the drive to remove the diagnosis/prescription system for Special Education and replace it with individually-designed learning systems, and on “Toolbelt Theory,” a task-based self-determination system for Assistive Technology selection.

It is our hope that with your help, this day will be a memorable one for many people with and without disabilities. It will be taking place in the Dome Room of the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center (15801 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126) on October 18, 2007.

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