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Kathie Snow, nationally renowned speaker, comes to Philadelphia on Thursday, April 15, 2010

April 2010

Photo: Kathie SnowAn audience of 100 was in attendance as, on April 15, 2010, the Institute on Disabilities welcomed Kathie Snow, its first speaker for the revived Mini Course Series on Disabilities. Kathie presented "Disability is Natural and Other Revolutionary Common Sense."

Kathie Snow is a wife and mother, as well as an author, public speaker, trainer and consultant. Her interest in disability issues was born in 1987 in Texas, the same year her son, Benjamin, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

"Disability is Natural and Other Revolutionary Common Sense," one of Kathie's signature presentations, inspired, entertained and educated the audience at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Philadelphia for the full two hours.

Disability, Kathie says, is one of many natural characteristics of being human, like gender, ethnicity and other traits. She will discuss what can happen when we "deconstruct disability, use People First Language, and focus on people's strengths and abilities."

Kathie calls on her personal experience and her background as a media professional to give a highly energized and passionate presentation about ensuring children and adults with disabilities live real lives, fully included in their homes, schools, workplaces and communities. She offers provocative questions, positive solutions and innovative thinking, mixed with humor and real-life stories. The author of the manual Disability is Natural: Revolutionary Common Sense for Raising Successful Children with Disabilities, and the companion DVD as well as the book 101 Reproducible Articles, her "People First Language," article has been reproduced countless times across the country.

Keep checking the Institute on Disabilities website for future dates and speakers for the Mini Course Series on Disabilities.

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