Wednesday October 5, 2011 from 8:15 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

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Temple University, Student Center (South) 
1755 N 13th Street
(Between Cecil B. Moore Ave. & W. Montgomery)
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Driving Directions

Public Transportation and Parking Instructions (see below)

Registration Fee

$50 including cost of breakfast and lunch


Overnight Accommodations

 A block of rooms has been reserved for conference participants at the Conwell Inn on the Temple University campus. A rate of $139 plus tax will be available only through September 1 by calling  (215) 235-6200. Please indicate that you are participating in the "cultural competence conference."



Conference Contact:

Conference Coordinator 
Diversity Dynamics, LLC 

Transportation and Parking

Public transportation options. Temple University has a subway stop and a regional rail stop on-campus. The Broad Street Line subway stop is "Cecil B. Moore" and lets you off at the corner of Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue. This station is a short walk to the conference site. The Regional Rail stop is "Temple University" and let's you off at Berks Street, between 9th and 10th Street. A cab from Amtrak's 30th Street Station to the conference site will cost about $15. A cab from Philadelphia International Airport to the conference site will cost about $30 plus tip.

Parking instructions.   There are three parking garages in the immediate vicinity of the student center. Liacouris Garage is the public parking facility. Temple Tower is university-owned. Both charge $14 for all-day parking. Parking Area 8 (also known as Nicoletti Area) is also university-owned, charges only $8 for the day, but is a little farther from the Student Center. Please note that both Temple Tower and Parking Area 8 are cash-only facilities. The most convenient and assured option for handicapped parking is Temple Tower. For a map of these various facilities, click here. If you are planning to use Liacouris Garage, please note the suggested access route on the map due to street closures.




A statewide, cross-disability conference looking at the challenges faced by immigrants and culturally diverse individuals with disabilities in Pennsylvania


Leaders of diverse communities sharing their perspectives on disability

Workshops on model programs and practices for working with immigrants and culturally diverse individuals with disabilities

Findings and recommendations from a major study on cultural
and linguistic competence in the Pennsylvania disability service and support system

Representatives of various offices and departments of the Commonwealth discussing their efforts to achieve greater cultural and linguistic competence

Presentations on initiatives in other states to integrate immigrants into
service delivery systems

Presentations from national experts in the field

Opportunities for resource-sharing and collaboration



Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania
Governor's Cabinet and Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities
Institute on Disabilities, Temple University
Pennsylvania Association of Rehabilitation Facilities
Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition
Pennsylvania Refugee Resettlement Program
Pennsylvania Statewide Independent Living Council
The Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians

New Jersey Statewide Network for Cultural Competence
Pennsylvania Faith Community Leadership Project



Conference support provided by the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council and the (CMS) Medicaid Infrastructure Grant in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare (CFDA # 93.768)

The photo above  " Moving On" by Shehab Uddin is an awarded photograph
from the WHO photo contest "Images of Health and Disability 2005."