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Join a panel of disability rights advocates in a conversation with Lex Frieden and Judith Heumann on the power and impact of the Independent Living Movement on the lives of individuals with disabilities, its impact on disability rights advocacy and the future advocacy of the Independent Living Movement. 

Introduced and moderated by:

Lex Frieden: Professor of biomedical informatics and Professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.


Ami Hyten: Executive Director, Topeka Independent Living Center.

Bob Mikesic: Program Manager, Independence, Inc.

Mike Oxford: ADAPT Organizer & Consulting Director, Topeka Independent Living Resource Center.

Ranita Wilks: Targeted Case Manager/Advocate, Management Services Incorporated. 

Due to recording issues, a video of this panel is not available. An audio recording accompanied by ASL interpretation will be available soon.
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