Demystifying the Myths
1. By including bits of my personal experiences, listeners will see that, like themselves, people with disabilities can be competent, capable people with dreams and goals and senses of humor.
2. To provide clear and comprehensive steps and tools that can be used to eliminate discomfort associated with or discrimination against people with disabilities.
3. Expose the three myths that can color how people with disabilities are seen.
The following are the type of questions that will be answered in both the keynote and the workshop.
- What if a speech impaired person says something to you that you don’t quite understand?
- When should you offer assistance to someone who is physically impaired?
- How can you help someone without calling undue attention to yourself or them?
There are definite definable strategies for interacting with people who are living with visible mental and/or physical disabilities. Invisible disabilities are tougher to identify the existence of and therefore more difficult to respond to in a helpful way. While the strategies covered can smooth interaction with people who have “invisible” disabilities, some of the covered strategies can be used with benefit on everyone interacted with.
“The Four Agreements from the book by Miguel Ruiz are examined and my rehab journey is looked at through the lenses of The Four Agreements as we consider how their presence or absence affects our relationships with disabilities, with others and with ourselves.”
Al helps attendees feel comfortable and lighthearted despite heavy topic being discussed and the necessary truths being learned.
(45 or 90 minute – Keynote or Workshop)