2021 Mayor’s 14th Annual Disability Awareness Expo is October 27th & Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Conference is November 15th – 17th

AJE is happy to share this information about these two events with the community!  

You are cordially invited to join us for the 14th Annual Mayor’s Disability Awareness Expo. The Office of Disability Rights (ODR) in partnership with several District Government Agencies will host the event at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library’s Great hall, in recognition of October being National Disability Awareness Month. The purpose of this free event is to advance the conversation on equal opportunities and inclusive environments for people with disabilities, complete with information tables and over 50 exhibitors. The District of Columbia is home to over 116,000 people with disabilities and this year more than 400 consumers, caregivers, advocates and students are invited to attend.

Through a partnership with other DC Government Agencies, this Disability Awareness Expo will highlight the important initiatives and programs offered throughout the District.

The event will feature:

  • Employment Readiness
  • Housing Resources
  • Workforce Development

Note: This event is FREE to all DC residents and consumers with and without a disability to share valuable information and resources.

Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Time: 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Place: Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library’s Great Hall – 901 G St, NW

Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-mayors-14th-annual-disability-awareness-expo-tickets-168474438581 (Reasonable accommodations are available within the registration form.)

For further details or questions: Email Shelly.Carrbrown@dc.gov or call 202-724-5055.


2021 Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Conference: November 15th – 17th

The focus of the AUCD 2021 Conference will be on the connection between people with disabilities and their families, and the professionals who do disability research. The Conference will explore:

  • Ways to talk about research that everyone can understand;
  • How we can use research to make life better for people with disabilities and their families;
  • What we can learn from the experiences of people with disabilities and their families who have participated in research;
  • How we can ensure equity, and include all people with disabilities and their families in every step of the research process;
  • Research or experiences that can help improve the relationship between the research community and the disability community.

Dates: Monday, November 15 – Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm (ET)

Place: Online

For event details and updates: Visit https://www.aucd.org/conference.

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