disABILITY Conference to Examine Rehabilitation
With a goal to increase employment, transition and independent living options for persons with disabilities, the University will host its 12th Annual Northeastern U.S. Conference on disABILITY on Oct. 2. The daylong conference, hosted by the University‘s Panuska College of Professional Studies with the support of the Edward R. Leahy, Jr. Endowment, is themed “Real Rehabilitation Renaissance: Ignited by Inspiration and Innovation.”
While in previous years the conference has focused on a specific topic, the theme of this year’s conference is more wide-ranging. “Rehabilitation, by its very nature, encompasses a wide range of programs and services,” said Rebecca Spirito Dalgin, Ph.D., associate professor of rehabilitation counseling at Scranton, and the conference co-chair. “With tracks in employment, transition and independent living, the conference will explore topics that are at the core of rehabilitation.”
Conference topics will be of interest to educators; community, rehabilitation and school counselors; school psychologists; independent living specialists; social workers, nurses, physical therapists and occupational therapists; and individuals with disabilities and their families. Continuing education units will be available.
State and nationally recognized leaders will speak at the conference. The opening keynote features the Honorable Janet LaBreck, Commisioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Education. For information, visit scranton.edu/disabilityconference.