Helping Hands for the Disabled: Berkeley College Office of Disability Services Co-Sponsors Training Conference

 
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MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2019
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HELPING HANDS FOR THE DISABLED:
BERKELEY COLLEGE’S OFFICE OF DISABILITY SERVICES
CO-SPONSORS TRAINING CONFERENCE

 

Berkeley College

Photo Caption: “Updates in Rehabilitation: Advocacy, Technology, Employment and Ethics,” an award and training conference held at Berkeley College in New York City on June 11, 2019, recognized the importance of advocacy for the disabled. Speakers at the event included: Ryan DuBois, New York City Commission on Human Rights; Mariella Paulino, Project Hearing; Bruce Bergman, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; and Paul Ward, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. “It’s 2019 and we have come a long way, but people with disabilities still face many challenges, so training conferences like this one are important,” said Sharon McLennon-Wier, PhD, Berkeley College Director of Disability Services. Pictured above at left (L to R) are: Paula Lee, President, the National Rehabilitation Association, New York Metropolitan Chapter, Inc.; Cesar Martinez, Lead Editor, ABC More in Common; Elie Sokoloff, Producer, ABC More in Common; Margaret Pegno, Development Assistant, Spectrum Designs Foundation, LLC; Dr. McLennon-Wier; and Patrick Bardsley, Co-founder and CEO, Spectrum Designs Foundation, LLC. Pictured at right, Jessye Herrell, Tech Kids Unlimited (center), receives the Marilyn Miller-Morell Advocacy Award for successfully promoting the interest of individuals with disabilities to the community. Cristina Ulerio, Director of Operations and Marketing, Tech Kids Unlimited, at left, and Ms. Lee join her. Berkeley College co-sponsored the conference with the National Rehabilitation Association, Metropolitan New York Chapter, Inc.

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