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Press Release 93-21
Mary Ann Peto
(Bus: 216/433-2902)

NASA Lewis Research Center Sponsors Conference for Disabled Students in the Cleveland Area

Cleveland, OH -- Lewis' Office of Equal Opportunity Programs and Office of Educational Programs have invited students, educators, community leaders and parents to attend a conference which will focus on exploring career opportunities in aerospace for those students with disabilities.

The conference, entitled "Mainstream America: Partnerships and Linkages for Success," will be held on April 5 and 6, 1993, at the Forum and Education Center, 1375 East 9th Street, Cleveland.

"We are looking at this conference as a foundation on which to build a program to help those students with disabilities who are interested in pursuing careers in science and math. One way to do this is to introduce them to NASA role models who have overcome physical challenges and to discuss teacher and parent involvement," said William Nyerges, Education Program manager. "We are pleased with the level of interest shown by area educators in this important area of employment diversity," added Anita Graham, Lewis' Disability Program manager.

Participating in the program are Claudie Grant Jr., Program Manager, President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, Claiborn Haughton Jr., Director, Civilian Equal Opportunity Policy, U.S. Department of Defense and Dr. Sylvia Walker, Director of the Research and Training Center, Howard University.

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