Dr. Abu Yilla on “More than the minimum: Educating people with disabilities”

Paralympic medalist Dr. Abu Yilla on “More than the Minimum: Educating People with Disabilities”

Monday, April 3, 12-12:50 pm

University Hall 25

 

Hosted by the Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society for students with disabilities.  All are welcome to attend!  CART will be available (captioning on a laptop).

 

Dr. Abu B. Yilla received his master’s and doctorate degrees from the Texas Woman’s University as well as two bachelor’s degrees, one from the University of Nottingham, England, and one from the University of Texas at Arlington.  His research focus is the explication of the lives of individuals with disabilities, elite disability sport, and in particular, wheelchair basketball.  He is a Paralympic medalist, coached national and international championships in wheelchair rugby and has won 18 national championships in wheelchair basketball (8 in Great Britain as a player; 5 as a player, and 5 as an administrator in the USA). He is an assistant clinical professor at UT Arlington, where he teaches “Adapted Sports and Physical Education” and “Sport and Society,” among other classes.

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