LeDerick Horne invites you to his Keynote Speech: YOUTH LEADERSHIP AND THE SELF-ADVOCATE'S ROLE IN BUILDING BETTER SYSTEMS

May 3, 2021

Join lederick horn live on MAY 8 AT 10:30AM

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SESSION DESCRIPTION

During this self-advocacy focused keynote, LeDerick Horne will draw upon his own experiences as a student of color with a disability. Participants will engage in an activity to help them find their own voices as self-advocates as part of the transition planning process. Youth and young adults in the audience will explore their roles in building more inclusive and equitable systems. Families and support workers will come away better equipped to address the challenges facing youth today - knowing how to engage developing leaders so they can help build equitable systems. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Learn key strategies for developing self-determination skills for students with disabilities including mentoring, systematic development of disability awareness, and delivering supports in a way that is culturally competent.
  • Understand how building communication skills, developing a clear understanding of one’s abilities, and knowing how to access accommodations are key to long-term success.
  • Describe the importance of disability identity to reduce stigma and improve student engagement and disability pride.
  • Address the challenges facing students with disabilities from communities of color to help families and those who serve them build equitable systems.

 

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY

LeDerick Horne is a poet, advocate, and co-author of the book “Empowering Students with Hidden Disabilities: A Path to Pride and Success” – Released by Brookes Publishing Co. Within his presentations, LeDerick shares his own experience as a black, male student with a learning disability from New Jersey who was able to graduate from college with a BA in mathematics. LeDerick is one of the nation’s most sought after speakers dedicated to improving the outcomes of minority youth and youth with disabilities. During his presentation, LeDerick gives advice to help all students develop positive identities beyond classification. He shares strategies for helping students reach their transition goals as well as advice to helping students develop positive relationships in school, in other systems and in the adult world.