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Discussions on Disability & Ability

American Center in collaboration with

US-Sri Lanka Fulbright Commission

hosts

Discussions on Disability & Ability  : Autism & Rights

Panelists:

· Treating Autism: Professor Hemamali Perera, Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Colombo, Faculty of Medicine

· A parent’s view: Professor Amala De Silva, Professor, Economics Department, University of Colombo –

· Teaching Methods: Ms. Victoria Liyanage, Former principal of Ceylinco School for Autism / Author of Practical Guide on Autism

A powerful movie about the true life story of an autistic woman who has became one of the top scientists in the humane livestock handling industry in the U.S. Today, she is a professor at Colorado State University. Dr. Temple Grandin, is the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world. (Film running time – Apprx. 109 minutes)

Panelists:

· Inherent Right to Accessibility at Built

Environments: Dr. Ajith C.S. Perera, Accessibility Activist / Advisor

· Inclusive Education: Mr. R.S.

Medagama, Retired Director General of

Education and currently Consultant for partnership for Child development at Imperial College/World Bank project

· Inclusive Workplaces: Mr. Anver Dole, Chairman, Employer Network on Disability

· Mental Health Issues and New Legislation: Dr. Shehan Williams, Psychiatrist / Head of Department, Department of Psychiatry, University of Kelaniya

Discussions will be moderated by

Dr. Padmani Mendis, Advisor, Disability

Issues

clip_image017[6]Wednesday, March 21 @ 4:30 pm Wednesday, March 28 @ 4:30 pm

Entrance Free!

Venue: US-SL Fulbright Commission – Auditorium

#55 Abdul CafFor Mw. (Off Duplication Road— near ‘Stone and String’ bldg.), Colombo 3.

For registration, contact Nowzad on mobile: 0772 366368 or e-mail: [email protected]

“With support, people can overcome even severe disabilities while maximizing their abilities and lead fulfilling and productive lives. …. Opening opportunities and removing barriers to people with disabilities is a work in progress, but the results can be truly inspiring.” eJournal USA

Panelists:

· Treating Autism: Professor Hemamali Perera, Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Colombo, Faculty of Medicine

· A parent’s view: Professor Amala De Silva, Professor, Economics Department, University of Colombo –

· Teaching Methods: Ms. Victoria Liyanage, Former principal of Ceylinco School for Autism / Author of Practical Guide on Autism

A powerful movie about the true life story of an autistic woman who has became one of the top scientists in the humane livestock handling industry in the U.S. Today, she is a professor at Colorado State University. Dr. Temple Grandin, is the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world. (Film running time – Apprx. 109 minutes)

Panelists:

· Inherent Right to Accessibility at Built

Environments: Dr. Ajith C.S. Perera, Accessibility Activist / Advisor

· Inclusive Education: Mr. R.S.

Medagama, Retired Director General of

Education and currently Consultant for partnership for Child development at Imperial College/World Bank project

· Inclusive Workplaces: Mr. Anver Dole, Chairman, Employer Network on Disability

· Mental Health Issues and New Legislation: Dr. Shehan Williams, Psychiatrist / Head of Department, Department of Psychiatry, University of Kelaniya

Discussions will be moderated by

Dr. Padmani Mendis, Advisor, Disability

Issues

clip_image017Wednesday, March 21 @ 4:30 pm Wednesday, March 28 @ 4:30 pm

Entrance Free!

Venue: US-SL Fulbright Commission – Auditorium

#55 Abdul CafFor Mw. (Off Duplication Road— near ‘Stone and String’ bldg.), Colombo 3.

For registration, contact Nowzad on mobile: 0772 366368 or e-mail: [email protected]

“With support, people can overcome even severe disabilities while maximizing their abilities and lead fulfilling and productive lives. …. Opening opportunities and removing barriers to people with disabilities is a work in progress, but the results can be truly inspiring.” eJournal USA