Diversity, Identity and Connection: How They Make Us Powerful

Being a member of a diverse community, with access to peers and role models, is a powerful experience that allows individuals to develop a strong sense of identity and ultimately reach their potential. During this session, the presenters will share their own experiences and participants will have an opportunity to explore why disability is a critical aspect of their own identities.

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. 1. Explain how disability represents an aspect of diversity
  2. 2. Summarize their own development of social identities
  3. 3. Discuss the benefits of having access to a community
  4. 4. Identify actions that they can take to be the future disability community

Alison Whyte, Beth Gibbons, Mathew McCollough