Beyond Awareness: Disability Awareness That Matters

Beyond Awareness: Disability Awareness That Matters

Hosted by: Diana Pastora Carson, M.Ed.

Is it appropriate to talk about disability? Is there a way to respectfully talk about disability? What words do I use when talking about disability? How do I teach kids about disability? Why do I feel awkward when I...

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18. Ableism in Education with Keith Jones

Keith Jones Bio In this episode, Keith Jones takes us on a journey through past and present experiences of ableism in education, as well as the intersection of being Black as well as disabled. Keith simultaneously...
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17. The Right to Communication with Darlene Hanson

Darlene Hanson's Bio Kindred Communication In this episode, Darlene takes us deep into the idea of the right to communication and what that means in terms of controversial AAC (augmentative and alternative...
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16. Presuming Competence with Jillian Parramore

Jillian Parramore has a B.A. in Applied Arts and Sciences Liberal Studies, emphasizing Elementary Education and Bachelor's in Child Development with a credential. Jillian has taught early childhood, elementary, middle...
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15. Autism and Disability Justice with Dr. Sara Acevedo

Link to Dr. Sara Acevedo's Bio Dr. Acevedo's Email Address: [email protected] In this episode, Dr. Sara Acevedo gives us insight into the person-first and identity-first language debate, and explains how language...
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14. Shifting Mindsets with Clare Killy

Clare Killy (she/her) is the Vice President of Digital Experiences at Aspire, a Chicagoland nonprofit focused on disability inclusion. She leads Aspire's DEI Consultation and Virtual Life Coaching teams and also hosts...
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13. The Right to Be Disabled with Norman Kunc and Emma Van der Klift

Norman Kunc & Emma Van der Klift Bio In this episode, Norman Kunc and Emma Van der Klift tell their stories as disabled people, and share the lessons they've learned about what it means to be disabled, and how by...
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12. Educational Equity & Civil Rights with Andy Imparato

Andy Imparato's Bio In this episode, Diana chats with Andy Imparato, Executive Director of Disability Rights California, about educational equity and civil rights. During this robust conversation, Andy reflects the...
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11. Black Disabled Representation with Leroy F. Moore

Leroy F. Moore, Jr. Bio ABILITY Magazine Interview with Leroy Moore In this episode, Diana chats with Leroy Moore about his personal journey that led to his passionate activism, and art, and his current role as a PhD...
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10. Disability as Diversity with Jonathan Mooney

Jonathan Mooney is a widely sought after speaker whose work has been featured in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, USA Today, HBO, NPR, ABC News, New York Magazine, The Washington Post,...
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9. Disability Studies in Education with Dr. Suzanne Stolz

Suzanne Stolz, Ed.D. serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of San Diego. A former high school English teacher, administrator, and leader of disability programs, she has expertise in online instruction,...
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8. Social Inclusion with Jeff Moyer

Jeff Moyer is a true twenty-first century renaissance man. He is an advocate for human rights, a songwriter, author, poet, playwright, television producer, documentarian, and writer of fiction, disability history, and...
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7. Educator Training, Experiences, & Growth - Emily Nusbaum, Ph.D.

Emily A. Nusbaum, Ph.D., is invested in supporting students labeled with disability and their families in accessing general education school contexts. She provides advocacy and support to families in Individual...
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