‘Disability Etiquette’ Brown Bag Speaker April 18

| April 9, 2013

The Webster University Accessibility Committee and the Academic Resource Center invite the University community to a brown bag lunch session, “Disability Etiquette” with speaker Stephanie McDowell on Thursday, April 18, noon – 1 p.m. in the Sunnen Lounge.

A St. Louis native, McDowell earned her BA in Human Services at Fontbonne University and her master’s degree in Social Work at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. For the past six years, she has been the Youth and Family Education Specialist at Paraquad.

As a part of her job, McDowell provides education advocacy in schools for children who have disabilities, as well as to empower youth with disabilities to advocate for themselves and master the skills they will need as adults through independent living skills training, which takes place in the Paraquad Youth Group or in the schools.

Due to her own visual impairment, McDowell’s’s main passion is teaching others about disability and advocacy, as well as sharing her personal experience with a disability.

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