Be The Change
January 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm| Free
Valley Life for All believes that everyone, even those with different abilities, belong and contribute to their community. This presentation will provide you the information and skills you need to understand and engage with individuals with different abilities. We live by the quip, “it is easier to ask a question than explain a stare”. This is your chance to ask questions that will help to break down fear barriers that exist. You will leave with the belief that we have more in common than we don’t. We will discuss the different types of “disabilities”, best approaches to situations with individuals who present with different abilities, and how you can be the change that supports inclusion for people of all abilities.
Amy Schuster is a graduate of Mesa State University and Aspen High School. She is a self-advocate with talent and passion for education and leadership for inclusion for people of all abilities. She is an talented speaker and writer and currently does all of the social media posting, web site management, and organization for Valley Life for All. Amy has faced her share of adversities, and she has learned to be independent. Amy is currently enrolled in the RFL program and wanted to be a part of it because she wants to continue learning, practicing, and enhancing her leadership skills. Going forward, she wants to apply her leadership knowledge and skills into the workforce, social settings and community issues.
Sandy Schroeder is currently the Vice-President of Valley Life for All. She has 30+ years of experience in public education with Endorsements in Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education (K-12) and Special Education Generalist, Education Leadership, French, and International Studies. Sandy has delivered a number of educational opportunities for adults who work with individuals with differences and has also worked extensively as an advocate for those with different abilities.