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-----Original Message-----
From: ACHE program planning [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of
Nancy Gadbow
Sent: Saturday, March 25, 2000 5:12 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Announcement of Conference on Disability Issues

I encourage you to check out this conference offered by my college SUNY
Empire State College.  There are several relevant areas for adult and
continuing educators,
including a preconference on adult education and distance learning for
people with disabilities.  Several courses offered are related to adult

Nancy Gadbow

SUNY Empire State College announces registration for DEED2000 conference

Empire State College announces the immediate ‘early bird” registration
for the forthcoming DEED2000 conference, April 28 through May 1, 2000 in
Rochester, NY.  The “Disabled Enabled Empowered Determined” conference
will be the fifth international conference sponsored by the college on
all aspects of disability.  DEED2000’s theme is “Building Common Ground
and Disability Leadership for the New Millennium.

Information on all aspects of the conference can be found at the
DEED2000 extensive web page at

Information on keynote speakers including Ted Kennedy, Jr., Dick
Thornburgh, Max Gail, Susan Daniels, and others can be found at

DEED2000 will include a series of special panels of leaders for all
aspects of disability.  Information on the leadership themes of the
conference and special Leadership Panels can be found at:

DEED2000 will also feature the Franklin-Covey Leadership Symposium that
will explore leadership development in relation to disability issues.
Information on this unique series of activities can be found at

For those interested in the arts and entertainment, DEED2000 is pleased
to host the world premier of the musical “Disabled, Enabled, but
Proud.”  This special presentation is described at:

At DEED2000, NBC Dateline Correspondent, John Hockenberry, will receive
an honorary degree from the State University of New York.  An invitation
is extended to all individuals with graduate or doctoral degrees to join
the processional.  Those marching in the processional must wear academic
regalia.  Information on the honorary degree can be found at:

DEED2000 will recognize several individuals for exemplary disability
leadership as a result of an international call for nominations.
Information on the nominations process can be found at:

Continuing the tradition of Empire State College in offering innovative
higher education opportunities, a number of undergraduate and graduate
courses may be pursed in connection with the DEED2000 conference.
Information on these courses can be found at:

Two graduate courses may be of interest to adult educators. The first
be taught by Dr. Nancy Gadbow and is titled "Adult Education for People
Disabilities." Details can be found at:

The second titled "Distance Education for People with Disabilities" will
taught by Dr. David DuBois. Details can be found at:

For educators, the study “Disability Across the Curriculum” may be
particularly interesting.  For details on this study go to:

DEED2000 is pleased to host several pre and post conference events
including special training workshops presented by the Social Security
Administration and a special “Dialogue on Employment for People with
Disabilities” in connection with the President’s Committee on the
Employment of People with Disabilities.”  Information on pre and post
conference events can be found at the following two sites:

The above includes just a portion of the special activities taking place
at DEED2000.  Now is the time to visit the conference web page.  Don’t
miss out on this special conference which will strive to change the
paradigm of disability in unique and innovative ways.

Thanks for reviewing this message.
David DuBois, Ph..D.
Conference Coordinator