Alliance of State Employees with Disabilities Fall Conference
September 19 2007, 9:00 – Noon
State Library of Michigan
Economics of Disability
in a Changing Workplace
8:30 Registration begins
9:00 The Leadership Perspective
The speakers shared their unique leadership perspective on what state government should do, as an employer, in recognition that society's most economical approach to people with disabilities is to have us actively engaged in the workforce.
10:15 2007 Disability Advocate Award to Toni McFarland
10:40 Alice Dreger, Ph.D. Keynote
The Cost of ‘Medicalizing' Disability in the Workplace
Dr. Dreger, Associate Professor of Clinical Medical Humanities and Bioethics, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, used non-traditional disability group experiences to explore how ‘medicalizing' disability increases economic and social cost.
11:30 The Employee Perspective
|Lisa K. Gigliotti
||Mary I. Pollock
|Edward F. Rodgers
||John T. Sanford
|Duncan O. Wyeth
||Patrick D. Cannon, Moderator
The panel of influential employees with disabilities related the morning's messages to their personal and professional experiences in state service.
12:00 Wrap-up – information Displays in Library Rotunda
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