Meeting

Aging and Disability: Beyond Stereotypes to Inclusion: A Workshop


When: October 10, 2017 (10:00 AM Eastern)
Where: Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, The New School (Room I-202) • 55 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011

Topics Aging, Health Services, Coverage, and Access, Health Care Workforce
Activity: Forum on Aging, Disability, and Independence
Boards: Board on Health Sciences Policy, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCES, ENGINEERING, AND MEDICINE

Aging and Disability: Beyond Stereotypes to Inclusion

A Workshop 

October 10, 2017
10:00am-5:45pm

Hosted by the Forum on Aging, Disability, and Independence

Sponsored by AARP

Meeting space provided by Parsons School of Design

Statement of Task:
A 1-day public workshop will explore how stereotypes and stereotype threat (i.e., the predicament in which an individual is at risk of conforming to a widely-known negative stereotype about his or her own group) affect older adults and adults with disabilities in terms of their health and their ability to be independent and participate in their communities. The workshop will feature invited presentations and discussions that will explore (1) the state of the knowledge about how stereotypes and stereotype threat affect older adults and adults with disabilities, and how they affect various industries that interact with these populations, such as the health care workforce, technology, and fashion; (2) successful and promising strategies for disrupting stereotypes; and (3) opportunities for changing perceptions among the public and the above-mentioned industries.

 

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnold Hall (Room I-202)
Parsons School of Design
55 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011

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