24th Annual National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns Training Conference

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2017 24th Annual NAMRC Conference Logo and Header. Theme: Contemporary Pioneers: Practicing Excellence in Cultural Inclusion.  Conference takes place July 26th for Pre-Conference and July 27th to 29th for Conference.  Hotel is the Dallas Marriott City Center at 650 North Pearl Street, Dallas, TX 75201.

For detailed registration information, please visit: www.namrc.org

Hello everyone!

NAMRC would like to send a personal invitation to you and your organization to our 24th Annual National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns Training Conference  in Dallas, TX!

Our theme this year is Contemporary Pioneers: Practicing Excellence in Cultural Inclusion

Keynote Speaker: Meena Dhanjal-Outlaw

July 26th: Pre-Conference:

  • Comprehensive 5-hour CRCC Prep Workshop
  • 2017 Code of Ethics Workshop (Ethics CEUs)

July 27th – July 29th Conference:

A sample of sessions and poster presentations include:

  • Technology, Social Media, and Distance Counseling: Challenges & Guidelines (Ethics CEUs)
  • Employment & Living with HIV: The Impact Among African American & Latino Communities
  • Culturally Inclusive Leadership: The Benefits of Mentorship for Minorities
  • Microaggressions and Implicit Bias: Diversity, Inclusion, and Implications on Work, Life, Healthcare, and Community
  • Cross-walking the CRCC and ACA Codes of Ethics - Multicultural Ethical Concerns
  • Clinical competencies for working with Veterans: A Delphi Study
  • Helping Consumers with Disabilities & Criminal Backgrounds with Employment
  • Resilience and Social Support Among University Students with Disabilities
  • Rehabilitation Needs of Refugees with Disabilities in the US

Student Luncheon and Networking:

  • Resume writing, job negotiation skills, social media and you

We hope that this sample illustrates how comprehensive our coverage of multicultural rehabilitation concerns and look forward to having you and your organization join us this year!

2017 24th Annual NAMRC Conference Logo and Header. Theme: Contemporary Pioneers: Practicing Excellence in Cultural Inclusion.  Conference takes place July 26th for Pre-Conference and July 27th to 29th for Conference.  Hotel is the Dallas Marriott City Center at 650 North Pearl Street, Dallas, TX 75201.

For detailed registration information, please visit: www.namrc.org

NAMRC would like to invite you and your organization to our 24th Annual National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns Training Conference in Dallas, TX with Keynote Speaker Meena Dhanjal-Outlaw.

 

Title: Photo of keynote speaker for NAMRC 2017 Meena Dhanjal-Outlaw - Description: Photo of keynote speaker for NAMRC 2017 Meena Dhanjal-Outlaw

 

 A Texan resident, Meena Dhanjal-Outlaw was born in London, and began using a wheelchair 17 years ago after sustaining a back injury that shattered her vertebrae. Following the injury, Meena was shut out from some in her community due to cultural indifference regarding the resulting disability. Soon thereafter her marriage dissolved as she focused on learning and re-learning how to care for her children with help from TIRR Memorial Hospital in Houston. After undergoing an extensive surgery and years of rehabilitation, Outlaw is now a published author, blogger, advocate, wife, and mother of three who uses her lived experience with disability to inspire and change the perceptions of individuals with disabilities.

Meena’s first book, A Moment in Time, was published in 2005 and chronicles her experience following her spinal cord injury. She has also written two books for children Mattie Has Wheels and Mattie Has Wheels Traveling on a Plane which chronicles the life of an 8-year-old girl in a wheelchair, an idea facilitated by her desire to speak with her own children about life with a wheelchair. Meena's next book Mattie Has Wheels Rides on a Magic School Bus is currently in production to be released later this year to early 2018. In 2014, Outlaw was awarded runner-up in the Ms. Wheelchair Texas where her platform was about inclusive parenting aimed at highlighting the resources available for parents who use a wheelchair. Owing to her love for dance, Meena created a dance Aerobics exercise known as Fusion Wheelchair Aerobics that incorporates Indian folk and classical dance with music inspired from Bollywood and American chart toppers to provide an opportunity for people in wheelchairs to maintain an active and fun lifestyle.

Meena currently assists with support groups for people with different types of disabilities at the TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital Systems in Sugar Land, Texas. After her own diagnosis of Myasthenia Gravis in 2014, she has become an active leader for the Myasthenia Gravis support group of Houston supported by the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America. Meena believes giving support and bringing awareness is the key to change in society, employment and within cultures confined to tradition. With a resilient personality, a can-do attitude, family support, and a motorized wheelchair, Meena is always ready to roll onto her next set of adventures in life!