Know Your Rights: Disability Rights and Advocacy
MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA - CHARLESTON, SC - AUGUST 2019
Fourth-year medical student and aspiring neurologist Matthew Roberts is no stranger to self-advocacy. After being diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome in his first year of medical school at MUSC
, Matthew became a staunch advocate and supporter of other individuals with varying levels of disability.
He formed the Alliance for disAbility Advocacy (a student-run group
at MUSC) and has organized meaningful discussions around disability and related subjects.
In this presentation, Matthew reviews what legal rights exist for individuals with varying levels of disability, what types of accommodations exist, and how to determine where you are able to request these accommodations.
This is an excellent presentation to watch if you are curious about how to get more proactive in your self-advocacy at work or school, or in advocating for your child at school!
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This presentation was given at the August 2019 meeting in Charleston, SC at the Medical University of South Carolina