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SDBP Professional Development Book Club

January 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Please join us for our SDBP Professional Development Book Club!

What: We are reading the book Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century edited by Alice Wong (see book description below). The book is composed of short stories divided into four sections.  One section will be covered each month.  There will be facilitated conversations and some fun and introspective activities too!

Why: As developmental-behavioral pediatric professionals we are trained to be experts in developmental disabilities. However, we generally do not spend a lot of time learning about disability culture or the disability experience.  This book gives real glimpses into the inner lives and futures of our patients who may not yet be able to express those into words to help us and their families better envision those futures.

Who: This is a joint effort between the ADHD, autism, & FASD SIGs and the DEI Committee. All SDBP members are encouraged to attend!

When: 4th Fridays at 3PM EST (12 PST)

  • January 26, 2024: Part 1
  • February 23, 2024: Part 2
  • March 22, 2024: Part 3
  • April 26, 2024: Part 4

Where: Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/95360508251?pwd=cWE2M2JCeVlnSCtaNXkxQWYwVmJDQT09

Optional homework: Curate (find) or create a work of art. Find a work of art developed by a disabled person or representing a view/perspective of disability. E-mail the art to: rkeder@connecticutchildrens.org

Check out the Book Club Jamboard: http://www.tinyurl.com/SDBPDisabilityVisibility

We hope to see you there!


More information:

Order the book here: Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century (publisher weblink)

Book Description:

One in five people in the United States lives with a disability. Some disabilities are visible, others less apparent—but all are underrepresented in media and popular culture. Activist Alice Wong brings together this urgent, galvanizing collection of contemporary essays by disabled people, just in time for the thirtieth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act,

From Harriet McBryde Johnson’s account of her debate with Peter Singer over her own personhood to original pieces by authors like Keah Brown and Haben Girma; from blog posts, manifestos, and eulogies to Congressional testimonies, and beyond: this anthology gives a glimpse into the rich complexity of the disabled experience, highlighting the passions, talents, and everyday lives of this community. It invites readers to question their own understandings. It celebrates and documents disability culture in the now. It looks to the future and the past with hope and love.


January 26
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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