West Virginia University at Parkersburg
300 Campus Drive Parkersburg WV 26104
Phone: 304-424-8203 | Fax: 304-424-8315
October 9, 2008
WVU Parkersburg to host Oct. 15th presentation on "The Disability Maze."
CONTACT: Debbie Richards, special assistant to the president for policy and social justice, 304-424-8201.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
West Virginia University at Parkersburg will host a presentation on "The Disability Maze" at 11 a.m., Wednesday (Oct. 15) in observance of Disability History Week in West Virginia.
William Bauer, certified rehabilitation counselor and associate professor at Marietta College, will talk about his life growing up with a disability and the hardships that people with disabilities still face. His humorous, yet compassionate, presentation will provide an accurate empathetic look at the maze of life that people with disabilities encounter.The program will be held in the college theatre and is free and open to the public.
Bauer was a Senate-appointed commissioner for Ohio Legal Rights (2004-07). He was appointed as chair of the Ohio Governor's Council on People with Disabilities by both Gov. George Voinovich and Gov. Bob Taft. In March 2005, Bauer was a guest speaker at the 25th annual ACRES National Conference in Tulsa, Okla. His topic was "Increasing Access to Assistive Technology to Students with Disabilities in Rural America." Presently he was appointed by the Ohio Governor, Ted Strickland to serve as a Commissioner for the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission.The presentation is sponsored by the campus' Social Justice Committee.