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					Richard Bernstein Presentation

                                                                                DISABILITY SUPPORT RESOURCES
                                                                                            Presents
                                                                                DISABILITY AWARENESS
                                                                                       MONTH
                                                                                              October 2011
 Wednesday, October 12, 2011
                                                                          Monday, October 10, 2011
 2:30 pm at the Cook DeWitt Auditorium                                    Meet the Grand Valley Disability
                                                                          Advocates
Richard Bernstein is a tireless advocate for disabled rights and          Noon-4:00 pm, Kirkhof Center Lobby
providing a voice to those who would otherwise be forced to be
silent.                                                                   Tuesday, October 11, 2011
                                                                          Campus Wellness Presentation with Amy
Blind since birth, Richard is a graduate of the University of Michigan
and Northwestern University School of Law. He is an attorney with         Campbell, Assistant Director of Campus
the Bernstein Law Firm in Farmington Hills, Michigan.                     Recreation and Wellness
                                                                          2:00 pm—4:00 pm, Field House (Lower
Richard is committed to taking action to help clients who need him.       Recreation area)
He successfully partnered with the United States Department of
Justice to force the City of Detroit to fix broken wheelchair lifts on    Wednesday, October 12, 2011
its buses. He also is working to affect change at Detroit Metro Air-      Richard Bernstein Presentation sponsored
port to make the airport more accessible for disabled fliers. He
fought the State of Michigan and won to preserve special education        by Disability Support Resources
funding throughout the state.                                             2:30-4:00 pm, Cook DeWitt Center

Further, Richard represented the Paralyzed Veterans of America in         Monday, October 17, 2011
an action against the University of Michigan’s plans for disabled         Candy Facts with Grand Valley Disability
seating in Michigan Stadium with the United States Department of          Advocates
Justice and represented disabled residents who sued the Oakland
                                                                          4:00 pm-6:00 pm, Kirkhof Center
County (Michigan) Road Commission after “roundabout” traffic cir-
cles were built without disabled access.
                                                                          Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Richard serves on the Board of Directors for several not-for-profit       Candy Facts with Grand Valley Disability
organizations and teaches a political science course in social activ-     Advocates
ism at the University of Michigan. He also served an eight-year term      4:00 pm-6:00 pm, Kirkhof Center
on the Board of Governors at Wayne State University in Michigan,
elected by voters statewide, serving as Chair for the last two years
of his term.                                                              Tuesday, October 25, 2011
                                                                          “What’s New in Disability Support
Honors Richard has received include “Michiganian of the Year” by          Resources?” with Disability Support Re-
the Detroit News, one of Crain’s Detroit Business’ “40 Under 40”          source Staff
and recognition on worldwide television by CNN as a leader in             10:00 am-11:00 am, 1142 Kirkhof Center
keeping government honest. He is the recipient of the 2008 John
W. Cummiskey Pro Bono Award from the State Bar of Michigan and           Please contact Disability Support Resources if you require
was selected by The Young Lawyers Section of the State Bar of                 accommodations for any of the listed events.
Michigan as the 2003– 2004 Regeana Myrick Outstanding Young
Lawyer Award recipient for outstanding commitment to public ser-                                           1 Campus Drive
vice. Richard also was named a 2009 Leader in the Law by Michigan                             200 Student Services Building
Lawyers Weekly and received the Tony Fillipis Award in 2010.                                           Allendale, MI 49401

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