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Wiener, Bachman to Speak at National Disability Employment Awareness Month Event
Diane R. Wiener, director of Syracuse University’s Disability Cultural Center, and Justin Bachman, a sophomore in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, will be the featured speakers at an event to mark National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
The event will take place Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 12:30 p.m. in the auditorium at the Syracuse Veterans Administration Medical Center, 800 Irving Ave. It is free and open to the public. The auditorium is located on the ground floor of the hospital’s south wing.
Wiener has extensive experience in disability advocacy and has worked closely with people with disabilities in both therapeutic and non-therapeutic contexts. She will be speaking on disability advocacy and disability rights.
Bachman, who has Tourette Syndrome, ADHD and dysgraphia, will be sharing part of his acclaimed “Living Loud” presentation. He has received numerous awards for his inspirational speeches on tolerance and acceptance.
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The event is sponsored by the Syracuse VA Medical Center’s Persons with Disabilities Special Emphasis Program.