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February 18, 2003
State Independent Living Council of Texas

Gary Guller participates in panel discussion on "Focusing on Abilities...Not Disabilities"


The Annual Independent Living Conference for the State of Texas (SILC) was held in Austin on February 17 & 18. The SILC and associated organizations are dedicated to assisting everyone to live in the most independent manner possible. The SILC Network was developed as a result of the needs of a diverse group of people who want to maintain their independence for as long as possible.

The theme “Focus On Abilities” is consistent with the goals of Team Everest '03. Gary was part of a panel discussion of individuals with varying disabilities who have demonstrated the principles of self-help, self-determination, and personal empowerment. Other presenters included Kim Powers-Smith, noted public speaker, Regina Blye, Miss Wheelchair Texas 2003 and third runner up for Miss Wheelchair America, and morning news producer for KVII Pronews 7 in Amarillo.

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