Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Special Education Expert to Visit the FSM

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): November 7, 1997 - Patricia Wright and Susan Sygall, two knowledgeable and influential special education and physical disability trainers, will be visiting Pohnpei from November 19 to 24th and will conduct training for consumers both adults and high school youths with disabilities, and their families on November 20 and November 21st, according to Makir Keller, FSM Special Education Program Coordinator. The two-day training will be very interactive and suitable to the audience and its needs and interests. Some topics that will be addressed are: The Americans with Disabilities Act and its implications for their community, policy and technical assistance and legislation development; organizing community on disability issues for parents and consumers; possible topics for the Guam Conference; developing a plan of action for initiating consumer participation and activism; role of recreation and sports in leadership training; opportunities for leadership training; and issues focused on self-esteem and relationships, employment, women and girls with disabilities, and other issues as needed.

Following their visit, Sygall and Wright hope to bring up their meeting results at a conference being planned to be held on Guam in the near future.

For further information on this release, please contact:

FSM Office of the President
Public Information: Press, Radio, Video
P.O Box 34
Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
Tel.: (691) 320-2548/2092
Fax.: (691) 320-4356