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“Disability is Natural”

Kathie Snow


On Line Training


Free ~ This has been approved for Foster Care training credits 3


“Kathie Snow presenting at the “Oregon Training Series on Direct Supports” on March 13, 2008.  This series was hosted by the Oregon Developmental Disabilities Coalition, with funding from the Oregon Department of Human Services, Seniors & People with Disabilities Division.”

Disability is Natural and Other Revolution ary Common Sense: Yes, like gender, ethnicity, and other traits, disability is one of many natural characteristics of being human! What can happen when we deconstruct disability, use People First Language, and focus on people’s strengths and abilities? Awesome change is possible when we think differently and talk differently!

Speaker Bio

Kathie is the author of “Disability is Natural: Revolutionary Common Sense for Raising Successful Children with Disabilities” based on 18 years of experience as a public speaker, trainer, and consultant on disability issues. She is the parent of a young man with developmental disabilities and was a popular keynote speaker at the Oregon Conference on Direct Supports. Her mission is to encourage new ways of thinking about disability and to help create a society in which all people are valued and included. For more about Kathie Snow, visit her website: http://www.disabilityisnatural.com








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Part 1 of a 2 part video.  This training took place on March 13, 2008 at Chemeketa Community College and was broadcasted to multiple sites throughout Oregon.

Disability is Natural  (part 1)

Disability is Natural  (part 2)

Survey Monkey Evaluation after watching the video.  To get credit for this training, you need to fill out the evaluation and print out the certificate at the end of the survey.

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Posted on Jul 13, 2010