This seminar focuses on lessons in self-advocacy and self-help based on the life and work of Ed Roberts, a pioneering disability rights activist. Roberts is widely recognized as the founder of the independent living movement and was instrumental in developing the first Center for Independent Living, an organization advocating for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in community life. The presenters will highlight a variety of ways for people to join the independent living movement.
1. Participants will learn the story of Ed Roberts and his role in the disability rights movement.
2. Participants will become familiar with the independent living paradigm.
3. Participants will be able to identify ways they can become self-advocates and join in the independent