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West Branch Meeting January 17, 2019
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When: Third Thursday Each Month
Where: Belmont Village Senior Living
6605 Quail Hollow Rd
Memphis 38120
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NASW-TN West Branch

January 17th, 2019

Belmont Village Assisted Living

6605 Quail Hollow Rd. Memphis, TN 38120



Presentation title: Think about Abilities not Disabilities



·         To empower the use of Person First Language.

·         To increase awareness about society views o the negative connotation associated with the word dis on ABILITY.

·         To start a dialogue to change the terminology used of the word disability.


Presenter: Ms. Louvisia “Lou” Conley, M.Ed., Ed.S.

A native Memphian is well-known for her passion for disability law, policy and procedure, advocacy, education, mentoring and leadership for individuals with disabilities. Ms. Louvisia “Lou” Conley is recognized by governmental agencies, corporations, and nonprofit leaders nationwide for her strategic talent management with an emphasis on diversity and integration.

Lou is currently a Doctoral Student, at the University of Memphis, ICL Instruction Curriculum & Leadership in Special Education. Lou possesses an Educational Specialist Degree in Education (Ed.S) from the University of Memphis and a Master of Education in Rehabilitation Counseling (M.Ed.) from Auburn University, from which she graduated Cum Laude. She is a graduate of Tennessee Partners in Policymaking Leadership Institute, has an Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies in Counseling Educational Psychology and Research, Bachelor of Professional Studies in Disability Studies & Rehabilitation Services (BPS), Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems (BBA), all from the University of Memphis.  

She is currently a Diversity LEND Fellow with University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education (UCEDD). Her Fellowship research project in Nursing Education and Nursing Practices standard and focus on work environment integration of nurses with disabilities and nurses working with individuals with disabilities. She is in the process of revising the American National Association (ANA) Nursing Standard on Intellectual and Developmental Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice.

1.0 CEU

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