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Allen Lewis

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Andrew Imparato

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Phillip Rumrill

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Keith Wilson

Disability Disparities
Allen Lewis, Andrew Imparato, Phillip Rumrill, Keith Wilson

Date: 9/23/2009, 2:00pm Eastern

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This web cast will present a model of disability disparities. Though the concept of health disparities is discussed in the health care literature, there is no such model that explicitly addresses disparities in the disability literature. Therefore, this model begins to fill a void in the disability literature.

Dr. Allen Lewis, member of the Center on Health Disparities (COHD) Steering Committee and Chair of VCU Dept. of Rehabilitation Counseling, will facilitate the upcoming webcast entitled "Disability Disparities" sponsored by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Other participants include Mr. Andrew J. Imparato, Esq. (President/CEO of American Association of Persons with Disabilities), Dr. Keith Wilson (Full Professor of Education and Rehabilitation Services and African American Studies at Penn State University) and Dr. Phil Rumril (Director of Disability Studies at Kent State University’s Educational Foundation and Special Services).

This webcast will present a model of disability disparities. Though the concept of health disparities is discussed in the health care literature, there is no such model that explicitly addresses disparities in the disability literature. Therefore, this model begins to fill a void in the disability literature. Part of the value of such a model is that it represents an attempt to address the question of why cultural competency is important in the disability arena at this point in the 21st century.