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Civility Week: “Understanding that People with Disabilities Are, in fact, People”

February 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

“Understanding that People with Disabilities Are, in fact, People”

I will share my life experiences as someone who considers herself to be a person with a disability, due to an acquired brain injury. I was comatose with meningitis as a young child, but my resulting disability has turned out to be my greatest asset. I will share what it was like to be a student with “special needs.” I will also share what it was like to be romantically involved with a man who became quadriplegic from a spinal cord injury. In addition, I will present technical considerations for interacting with people with disabilities, such as practicing good etiquette and using person-first language.

Presented by Orrie SchulmanFounder of Caring With Compassion

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Date:
February 15
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Website:
https://www.brookdalecc.edu/civility-week/