Living Well With a Disability:
Conference To Focus on Health for the Physically and Cognitively Challenged
COLLEGE STATION,Texas- January 24, 2018- The Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University is hosting an inaugural climate and diversity conference “Able Active and Adaptive: Healthy Living Across the Lifespan” to be held April 20-21, 2018. Through this conference, we are promoting the inclusion and support for individuals with disabilities to enhance their physical and cognitive capabilities. Throughout the conference participants will attend different workshops and lectures that are aimed at helping them in different areas of their life such as health and physical education. Participants will be able to gain hands on experience, hear from experts, and shop different vendors.
We are pleased to announce our keynote speaker for Friday April 20th will be Dr. James Rimmer who specializes in health promotion for individuals with disabilities. On Saturday April 21st our Keynote will be Sitting Volleyball Paralympian Kari Miller. Some of our other highlighted guest include the United States Olympic Committee members, Jason Thompson and Kevin Pearson. Local presenters are Camp for ALL Camp Director Kurt Podezwa and Megan Orsag( PhD, MEd, BS) Associate Director from the Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University.
Applications are still being accepted for presenters and exhibitors. Presentations include lecture style, oral, and poster presentation, demonstrations, experiences, and workshops. We are also looking for vendors, exhibitor booths, and volunteer organizations that would like to take part in the trade show style community day to connect with TAMU students looking for service and volunteer opportunities as well as individuals with disabilities who might not be aware of local services.
Anyone looking to participate can find additional information and an application to present or exhibit at http://www.AbleActiveAdaptive.com.
Information regarding public conference attendance will be posted starting in February.
This event is an initiative of the Texas A&M Health and Kinesiology Climate and Diversity Committee, and is being organized by students participating in an event management practicum focused on adaptive populations.
For more information contact :
AAA Student PR Coordinator
Dr. Sloane Milstein Ph.D
AAA Faculty Coordinator