An idea worth spreading
Cognitive intelligence is not the only measure of a person's worth. Those with cognitive challenges offer the world lessons in compassion, living in the moment and the true measure of love. Those who love someone with what the world calls a "disability", be it cognitive or physical are not to be pitied or held up as "saints". They need support from the community around them in the form of time, inclusion and recognition of the unique challenges which they face. Education systems and social support systems also need to recognize that inclusion may mean developing specialized, unique (and perhaps expensive) means to ensure that quality of life is present for those who access and live in the world differently than typical citizens. It is a challenge that societies around the world have not embraced yet and at times seem to be moving away from.
I'm passionate about
the changing nature of the education systems of North America, the inclusion and rights of citizens with special needs, story-telling as connection and the power of written/spoken words.
Talk to me about
educational technology, educational change, inclusive public policy, micro-loans and economics of balance.
People don't know I'm good at
singing and playing guitar.