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2017 Mini Course/Lecture Series on Disabilities

The Institute on Disabilities at Temple University hosts guest speakers and lecturers several times each year for its Mini Course/Lecture Series on Disabilities. Experts in a wide variety of fields including Disability Studies, Assistive Technology, Leadership Development, and Social Policy present lectures and programs to students, parents, teachers and other professionals in the field of disabilities.

November is Assistive Technology Awareness Month in Pennsylvania

Tuesday, November 14 2017
Senior Emergency Readiness Summit


This important discussion will be led by Carolyn P. Phillips, Director and Principal Investigator of Tools for Life, Georgia's Assistive Technology (AT) Act Program at Georgia Tech | AMAC.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017
9:30 AM - Noon (Check in begins 8:30 AM)
This is a free event.

Location and Parking

The Underground
1755 North 13th Street, Lower Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Directions | Parking information



About the Summit

This historic season of natural disasters has renewed a sense of urgency for emergency preparedness among elder care professionals.

The time is right to help people prepare.

About the Presenter

Carolyn P. Phillips - In her current position, Ms. Phillips oversees a wide range of AT (assistive technology) projects and programs, including the National Pass It On Center. She teaches a graduate class at the University of Georgia in the College of Education and is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences and guest lecturer at other universities. Carolyn has published articles in journals, chapters in books in AT and poetry focused on living with disabilities. She has dedicated her time and energy to promoting independence of all people, including those with disabilities through advocacy, education, assistive technology and systems change.

Among other awards and recognitions, she has received the National Rehabilitation Association's Belle Greve Award for "outstanding contributions and major positive impacts" in the disability community. The Department of Labor in Georgia also gave her the Director's Award for "extraordinary and diligent service on behalf of people with disabilities." Carolyn received her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia, and her Master's Degree from the University of Kentucky. Carolyn lives in Atlanta, Georgia.


More information

  • Registration is required.
  • Requests for accommodations must submitted with your registration, by November 7, 2017.

The Mini Course Lecture Series is a program of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University.



Institute on Disabilities at Temple University
University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service