SAPAA hosted first event in October

November 13, 2018

Image with caption: From left, Student Alliance for People of All Abilities vice president Max Lydiatt, president Shaker Dukkipati, MMI Director Karoly Mirnics, M.D., Ph.D., Brad Corr, D.P.T., Justin Bainbridge and Kim Bainbridge.

From left, Student Alliance for People of All Abilities vice president Max Lydiatt, president Shaker Dukkipati, MMI Director Karoly Mirnics, M.D., Ph.D., Brad Corr, D.P.T., Justin Bainbridge and Kim Bainbridge.

The Student Alliance for People of All Abilities (SAPAA) held its first official event in October, hosting a Schwartz Center Grand Rounds on "Disability and Health Care."

Munroe-Meyer Institute Director Karoly Mirnics, M.D., Ph.D., and physical therapist Brad Corr, D.P.T., shared the stage with self-advocate Justin Bainbridge and MMI's Kim Bainbridge for a wide-ranging discussion on disability health care issues.

The event's goals were to:

  • Discuss how healthcare professionals can provide better care for individuals with disabilities;
  • Recognize the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities and their families that may impact their medical care; and
  • Identify strategies for providing optimum care for individuals with disabilities.

SAPA, which started this semester, is working out of the Munroe-Meyer Institute and through the Office of Community Engagement, but is interested in recruiting students all across campus, group president Shaker Dukkipati said.

"We want to work with anyone who's interested in learning more about individuals who may have disabilities, disability rights, increasing awareness within the curriculum in various schools and promote advocacy," Dukkipati said. "With this type of event, we're trying to facilitate more conversation and increase knowledge about these issues."

For more information about SAPA, contact Dukkipati.

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Carol Russell
November 13, 2018 at 4:06 PM

Max, Keep up the good work. Congratulations on being interested in behavioral andd developmental health . Carol Russell