UNICEF Profile Series


UNICEF Southeast Region Speaker Series

 Access and Opportunity for All: A Conversation about Children and Disability

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
12-1:30 PM


Shepherd Center

2020 Peachtree Road NW

Atlanta, Georgia 30309

Cara E. Yar Khan
Resource Mobilization Specialist & Disability Focal Point UNICEF Haiti

In 2007, at the age of 30, Cara was diagnosed with HIBM, an adult-onset degenerative muscle disease. In embracing this life-changing experience and her unique perspective of living with a disability, Cara advocates for children with disabilities around the globe.

James H. Shepherd, Jr.
Chairman of the Board, Shepherd Center

James H. Shepherd, Jr. is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Shepherd Center, the nation's largest hospital that specializes in the medical care and rehabilitation of people with spinal cord or acquired brain injuries, MS and  other neurological disorders. His near-fatal bodysurfing accident in 1973 led to the founding of Shepherd Center two years later, and he is a staunch advocate for people with disabilities.



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Committee Members
Bridget Doerr, Enid Draluck, Cydnee Dubrof, Isaac Frank, Denise Poole, Sherry White and Joyce Yamaato


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