Disability is Diversity

Friday, October 26, 3:30 - 5pm

Troy Polnitz, M.S., C.R.C – Disability Management Specialist at Fresno State University
Often times when we speak of disability, we focus on the medical aspects of the presented condition. Disability is widely perceived as an incorrect feature that needs correcting. This frame of thought is primarily derived from the stigma and labels that are placed on individuals with disabilities visible and invisible disabilities. This presentation is to present various types of disabilities from a social model and to present disability as a unique collection of culture. We will also discuss how we as a community can best serve as allies for all individuals with disabilities.