CEW+Inspire Workshop series – Inclusion of Individuals with Disabilities: Using Your Skills and Gifts to Create Access in Your Community

February 14, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
North Quad, Space 2435, 105 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Presenter: Jacqueline Kaufman, Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical School

This workshop encourages attendees to consider how they can work to be deliberately more inclusive of individuals with disabilities in their local and world communities. While exploring the unique journey of Dr. Jacqueline Kaufman as she shifted from hard sciences to clinical psychology, attendees will examine how to pull from their full range of experiences to forge their own path. After discussing the complexity of defining disability, attendees will consider the experiences of individuals living with disabilities and the debates and conversations about disability that are taking place in our communities. To wrap up the session, a hands-on activity will promote problem-solving, encourage the generation of realistic strategies for optimizing access for individuals with disabilities, and encourage participants to take first steps in their lives to create a more universally accessible community.

The discussion will be followed by a networking reception.

Free and open to the public. Please register by February 7th.

Jacqueline Kaufman


The CEW+Inspire initiative is a multifaceted program that aims to expand the vision of what is possible and teach lifelong skills to underserved students, empowering each to make bold and confident choices about their futures.

Through programming offered under the CEW+Inspire initiative, U-M students, staff, and faculty converge to build coping and resilience skills through mindfulness, the celebration of diverse scholarship, and recognizing the value underserved students bring to the university community.

Honoring the diverse scholarship of faculty members serves an integral role in this program as it both recognizes their unique contributions, while serving as inspiration to students and offering real-life representations of authentic journeys to success.