Congratulations to Lloyd Shelton
2014 James T. Neubacher Award Recipient
The Council for Disability Concerns meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 12:00 noon in Room 0205 LSA Building.
The Council for Disability Concerns (CFDC) meets monthly to address disability issues affecting the University of Michigan and also members of the community. Members represent a broad cross-section of the University and surrounding area. The Council is organized in committees reflecting the concerns and interests of its members including: Construction Advisory Committee, Investing in Ability Week (IAW) Speakers Committee, and the Neubacher Award Committee.
The Council for Disability Concerns was formed in 1983 at the conclusion of the University of Michigan’s observance of the International Year of Disabled Persons (IYTD), which was celebrated in 1982. The Council was appointed by then President Harold Shapiro to carry on the work initiated during the IYDP and to act in an advisory capacity regarding University programs and policies which affect people with disabilities.
The CFDC sponsors two major events during the academic year: Investing in Ability Week (IAW) and the James T. Neubacher Award. IAW has grown to encompass a wide range of disability-related activities and awareness building events during the month of October. The James T. Neubacher Award is presented to an individual at the U of M making a significant contribution to disability rights. It is given in honor of Jim Neubacher, an alumnus of the University who was a columnist for The Detroit Free Press and an advocate for equal rights and opportunities for people with disabilities.
See the tentative IAW schedule on this site for this year’s Investing in Ability Week held in October.
As we conclude our second decade, we look to our revised Mission Statement as a guide:
The CFDC recently developed its first strategic plan, which contains the following key objectives: