Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Pop-culture representations also influence our judgment of caregiving practices, decision-making procedures, types and levels of accommodations for people with disabilities, and indeed, the people who make up this population. As a result, the public is exposed to media representing only a very limited perspective on how people with disabilities actually navigate the world. In this webinar, disabled activists will come together to discuss pop-culture depictions of accommodation and support for people with disabilities. What values have those popular narratives created, nurtured, or destroyed over time? Do more recent depictions reinforce or undermine those older narratives? How is person-centered support illustrated, and how do those illustrations affect our daily lives?
Andy Arias is an actor, producer, and advocate.
Kathy Flaherty is the Executive Director of Connecticut Legal Rights Project, Inc, an agency that provides legal services to low-income individuals with mental health conditions on matters related to their treatment, recovery, and civil rights.
Finn Gardiner is a disability rights advocate with interests in educational equity, intersectional justice, comparative policy, and inclusive technology.
Mary L. Radnofsky, Ph.D., is a former ghostwriter and college professor of Education and Human Development, French, Astronomy, and Qualitative Research; she also founded and ran the Socrates Institute, a non-profit educational organization for over twenty years.
NCAPPS webinars are live-captioned in English and Spanish. If you require any additional accommodations to participate please email Connor Bailey. Please note that some accommodation requests made less than one week before an event may not be possible.