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Thursday, December 3 • 8:20am - 9:10am
Reclaiming Credibility: Honoring the Lived Experience of Disabled People FILLING

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Can empirical research and professional expertise contribute to oppression? Much research has been generated in the hope that it will further the inclusion of disabled people. The danger is that this knowledge can be seen to supersede the lived experience of the very people it claims to support. When behavioural interventions are contested as problematic by those who experience them, and when communication preferences are deemed not credible, the professional response is sometimes to dismiss dissent as "merely anecdotal". Perhaps what this movement needs most is a renewed and unwavering commitment to honour the perspective and agency of disabled people.

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Emma Van der Klift

Broadreach Training
Recently diagnosed as Autistic, Emma has embraced the diagnosis with a sense of relief, recognition and confirmation. She is certified in both mediation and negotiation and holds a Master’s degree in Conflict Analysis and Management.
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Norman Kunc

Presenter, ABC
Although Norman Kunc and Emma Van der Klift are well known speakers and advocates within the disability rights community, they prefer to think of themselves as modern day storytellers, continuing the long held tradition of using humour and narrative to initiate self-reflection and... Read More →

Thursday December 3, 2015 8:20am - 9:10am PST
Pearl 1401 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

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