Do you all remember some while ago I wrote about doing a speech on 'Disability Pride' to an audience made up of people with disabilities, care providers and families? I remember that day vividly. It's more difficult than you might imagine to do a presentation to such a varied group of people - differing listening styles, differing expectations and differing ways of understanding disability. I agreed to do the talk, knowing it was going to be a challenge for me.
I ended up enjoying the whole experience. Completely enjoying it. I wondered, however, as we drove home, how it was received and how, especially, those with disabilities responded. Well, quite a long while later, I found out. I received an email with an attachment to an article written by a self advocate who had attended the day. Nicole Jeanine Carey was there that day and wrote about the experience of being at the 'Disability Pride' luncheon. I quickly emailed for permission to link to the article.
So for today's blog ... I hand the floor to Nicole.