Disability Labels: Do They Define the Person?

January 27, 2017
12:00 PM EST to 1:00 PM EST
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Join us on Friday, January 27 from 12PM-1PM for our monthly Let's Do Lunch: NYSRA Member Roundtable Discussion. 

TOPIC: Disability Labels: Do They Define the Person?

PRESENTER: Fran Wishnick, Author of Craig Climbed a Tree: His Lifelong Struggle

It's a cliche to say that we can never truly understand another person, even ourselves! Yet, all too often, a person with a mental health diagnosis is described by their label - bipolar, schizophrenic, autistic, etc.

How do labels affect a person's identity formation and avoidance of stigma? Person-centered support and care?

Fran Wishnick, advocate and author of Craig Climbed a Tree, a book about her son and his complexities and what happened in our systems of care, leads our lunchtime discussion. 

Let's Do Lunch on Friday, January 27 during our monthly NYSRA Member Roundtable Discussion to discuss this interesting topic!

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PLEASE NOTE: The Let's Do Lunch: NYSRA Member Roundtable Discussions are for NYSRA members only. If you are interested in joining the discussion, please consider becoming a NYSRA member. For information, contact Jennifer Ivery at jennifer@nyrehab.org or 518-449-2976 ext. 105.


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