Learning Opportunities – November 24, 2017

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Supporting People through Grief and Loss
Karyn Harvey
In this video, Karyn talks about how pervasive experiences of grief and loss are among people with intellectual disabilities, and how often expressions of grief and loss are misinterpreted as “behavioural issues”. She offers practical suggestions on what support staff can do to help an individual going through this process. She introduces a resource she’s developed called the “My Goodbye Book”, and offers suggestions about how staff can use this booklet to assist people experiencing grief.
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Disability Studies Series Part 4: The Illusion of Normalcy 

Catherine Frazee

Catherine and Norman explore the widely held but seldom questioned assumptions about the concept of “Normalcy”¬† They reveal that, when the idea of “normal” is thoughtfully examined, it becomes apparent that “normalcy”is not only illusory but a very dangerous concept.

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The “Talk to Me” Experiment
Laurence Clark

Laurence Clark is a brilliant, hilarious, politically astute comedian with cerebral palsy. In this unbelievable and side-splitting video, Laurence explores what lengths he must go to before people will talk to him rather than his non-disabled companion.

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