Disabilities expert to address University community


[img_inline align=”right” src=”http://padnws01.mcmaster.ca/images/nagler1.jpg”]This afternoon, author and advocate for persons with disabilities Mark Nagler will speak on what it means to have a disability, and issues of advocacy. The talk, sponsored by the Centre for Student Development as part of national Disabilities Awareness Week, Sept. 25-29, starts at 4:30 p.m. in IAHS-102.

Nagler, 61, who was born with cerebral palsy, is professor of sociology at the University of Waterloo. A recipient of the Governor General of Canada Award for his contributions to the community, he is recognized as an expert on disability and advocacy.

The author of six books, including Yes You Can: a Guide for Parents of Children with Disabilities, Nagler is in much demand as a seminar leader and speaker at conferences, and also counsels persons with disabilities and their family members. His latest book, What's Stopping You?: Living Successfully with Disability(Stoddart Publishing, 1999), is a guide for successful living for both persons with disabilities and for caregivers.