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Kick Off Event for Aspire Mentorship Program

When: September 30, 2015 at 6:00 pm
Where: School Without Walls at Francis Stevens
Address: 2425 N St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20037
Meeting Location: Library
Who is Invited: Young disabled adults in the DC metro area who want to mentor a student with similar disabilities.

About the Program: School Without Walls at Francis Stevens in conjunction with Washington Metro Disabled Student Collective (WMDSC) will be hosting a mentorship program.

SWW @ FS students with disabilities will be partnered with young adults with disabilities to foster a better understanding of disabilities, personal growth, and empowerment. Our students will not only be able to talk with someone who may face similar challenges, but someone who is living his or her life to the fullest. The program will take place an hour a week. 

Join us this Wednesday to learn more!

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Department of Education ADA Event: Panel Featuring Emerging Disability Community Leaders


The event features a panel of young adults with different types of disabilities who have grown up in the era of the ADA’s implementation. WMDSC’s Board Secretary, Natalia M. Rivera Morales, is among the group of panelists for this event!

Friday, July 24th
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location: 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, in Washington, DC

Panelists include:

  • Accomplished athlete and six-time national champion in wheelchair racing and archery, Casey Followay of Ohio
  • National Council on Independent Living activist, Jaggar DeMarco of New Jersey.
  • Founder of Social Justice Media Services and Disability Rights Blogger, Emily Ladau of New York
  • National Association of the Deaf (NAD) activist, Nia Lazarus of California
  • Autistic Self Advocacy Network Leadership Programs Coordinator and WMDSC Board Secretary, Natalia M. Rivera Morales of Maryland.

Spread the word now to all those you know about DOE’s  #ADA25 celebration! The event is expected to reach maximum capacity, so RSVP today at one of the following links:

Alternatively, to receive the RSVP via email, please write to Isabella Espiritu or call her at (202) 453-6369 [Voice/Relay/VRS].

Click here to view the panel session schedule and other event details.