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Disabilities Justice Series: Media and Pop-Culture Portrayals of Disability vs. Neurodiversity in Schools

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In this webinar, Kristina Scott (Associate Professor, Childhood Education and Care), and Laurie Dickstein-Fischer (Associate Professor, McKeown School of Education), discuss the ways that disability representation in media is often skewed and is a disservice to the neurodiversity movement. This presentation will review examples of tokenized representation and challenge these portrayals by focusing on culturally sustaining practices.

Participants will begin to examine classroom and school-based practices that are neuro-inclusive and reaffirm that all students belong, and all voices need to be heard. 

Register for the webinar.

(60-minute workshop, 1 CEU, 1 PDP) 

Moderator: Vanessa Ruget, (Professor, Politics, Policy and International Relations Department).

This is the second panel of the CRCA spring seminar series on Disability Justice. For questions, contact Vanessa Ruget or contact Steve Young.

When 5:30pm
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