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The Right to be Disabled – by Norman Kunc and Emma Van der Klift

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

The Right to be Disabled
by Norman Kunc and Emma Van der Klift

Hosted by: Community Connections Revelstoke Society
Date: May 3rd, 2018 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Location: Community Connections Revelstoke Society, 314-2nd St East, Revelstoke (Click for map)

The event is FREE! Please join us to hear Norman and Emma speak:

The Right to be Disabled

Most people view individuals with disabilities as ‘deficient’ in some way and believe that by helping the disabled individual to minimize disability will increase their quality of life. Norman Kunc and Emma Van der Klift challenge this perception, claiming that people with physical, intellectual and sensory disabilities reflect the diversity of the human community. They contend that what’s needed is not an emphasis on ‘fixing’, remediation and simple “awareness”, but instead an emphasis on acceptance and pride, focusing on the inherent assets and gifts that each person brings to the community. Does this mean individuals with disabilities, their allies, parents and professionals simply do nothing? Norm and Emma contend that when we understand the differences between acceptance and resignation, challenge and domination, our supports will be more effective and helpful.

For more information, please contact the Community Connections Revelstoke Society by calling 250-837-2920.