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Falk College Alumni Speaker Series: Improving Access for People with Disabilities

October 28, 2021 at 3:30pm4:45pm EDT

Grant Auditorium

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Join four Falk College alumni with backgrounds in Mental Health services, Disability Policy, Healthcare services, and Adaptive Sports as they explore issues of disability accommodations, advocacy, and careers. Refreshments will be served at a reception to follow in Falk 335. 5-6:30pm. Students are welcome to attend both the panel and the reception.

Our Panelists:

Scott Ebner (M.S.W. ’97)

Scott Ebner is the Executive Director at CIRCARE, a local agency that supports people with behavioral health disabilities, including family and employment support. He has also worked with Provisions Bakery in Armory Square, a work transition site for people with mental illness.

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Jeremy French-Lawyer (B.S.P.H. ’14)

Jeremy French-Lawyer is the Assistant Director of Evaluation, Assessment and Research at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Jeremy also has previous experience as a Disability Integration Fellow with SUNY Upstate, integrating disability-relevant information into medical school and continuing medical education curriculum. Other previous roles include working with children and at-risk parents in education and healthcare settings. Jeremy holds a master of public health (MPH) degree jointly awarded from Syracuse University and SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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Ocesa Keaton (M.S.W. ’15)

Ocesa Keaton is the Central New York Regional Director for New York Civil Liberties Union and has previously served as the ADA Coordinator for the City of Syracuse. Ocesa has extensive experience in youth and advocacy programs, with a focus on at-risk pregnant and parenting teens, youth violence prevention, and poverty.

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Eileen May-West (SPM ’10)

Eileen May-West is the Program Director at Wasatch Adaptive Sports and leads outdoor adaptive recreation operations for over 500 individuals with disabilities each year. Eileen holds a master’s in Therapeutic Recreation.

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This event was first published on October 20, 2021 and last updated on October 22, 2021.

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