Choose one of the lectures below to view and reflect upon. Transcripts and slides are available for both videos.
CEDI Lecture: “Working with Communities Among Disabilities” with D. Jones
Jan 31, 2019
1 hr 24 mins
About D. Jones Self-Advocate/Immediate Past Chairperson (Eastern Region) –Disability Rights NC Board of Directors
D is an individual with autism who shares her tools for living an independent life with other individuals with autism through guest speaking events at ECU Department of Occupational Therapy, TEACCH, and other programs across North Carolina. She provides personal insight to help professionals understand how to better serve people with disabilities. She has been a Physical Therapist Assistant for more than twenty years and is a provider for in-patient and outpatient care services. She also has served as an adjunct instructor at Craven Community College in its Physical Therapist Assistant Program. D received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Rutgers University, a second bachelor’s degree in liberal arts science from Neumann College, and her associate’s degree in physical therapy assistance at Union County College.
CEDI Lecture: “Understanding Autism and Planning for Community Members” with Kim Tizzard
February 28, 2019
About Kim Tizzard- Director of Family Support-Autism Society of NC
Kim Tizzard has worked for the Autism Society of NC for almost 15 years. In that time she has worked with well over 1,000 families regarding a variety of concerns including school issues, crisis situations and developing positive strategies to overcome challenges in a variety of settings. In addition to her personal experience as the mother of a son with autism, Ms. Tizzard currently serves as the Director of Family Support. In her currently role, she supports Autism Resource Specialist and Chapters across the State. She advocates for a blended approach in teaching individuals with autism and understands the importance of structure for learning, attending, and independent skills. Ms. Tizzard has also worked as a classroom teacher in a self-contained classroom as well as in regular classrooms where children with disabilities were mainstreamed successfully.
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Pause for Reflection
- Have you seen some of the problems with inaccessibility, as described in the lectures, in your library or community?
- How do you or other staff members address or accommodate community members when issues arise?