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September 16, 2021

Beyond Limits Fall 2021 Virtual Kick Off

Join us in welcoming Rick Guidotti & Maysoon Zayid as presenters for our 2021 Fall Kick-Off Virtual Event!

All are welcome.

Rick Guidotti

POSITIVE EXPOSURE, Seeing Beyond Diagnosis Beginning with the world of fashion photography, this lecture will explore cultural perceptions of beauty in modern society while concurrently exploring cultural perceptions of people living with genetic, physical, behavioral and intellectual difference.

This lecture will facilitate experiential opportunities for audiences to see individuals and their families living with genetic, physical, behavioral and intellectual differences — including autism spectrum disorder - as people, not just as subjects. Images and stories will be presented in contrast to assumptions about a person living with a particular condition. The lecture will not only provide a “lens” into a variety of conditions, but also give a “voice” to those people featured in the photographs as well as that of their respective families.

Audiences will have the opportunity to hear from individuals and their families through innovative multi-media tools developed by Positive Exposure specifically designed to educate and provide insight into what it means to live with a genetic, physical, behavioral or intellectual difference. Samples from Positive Exposure’s Faces Redefining the Art of Medical Education (FRAME) and Positive Exposure Ambassadors Real Life Stories (PEARLS) Project will be presented and discussed with regards to how such information helps healthcare providers better meet the needs of individuals and their families.

Maysoon Zayid

Find Another Dream Join comedian, disability advocate, and author Maysoon Zayid for "Find Another Dream." This hilarious and heartwarming talk will tackle everything from diversity to cats named Beyonce. You'll laugh so hard you won't even realize you've learned something.

Bonus: Maysoon is going to give you some advice you don't want to hear but definitely need to. Don't miss it!

Accessibility

This is a Zoom webinar. You are not required to have a webcam or microphone. You can communicate using the chat and Q&A. The session will be recorded. There will be live captions. Please contact us at info@beyondlimitscanada.ca for any accessibility needs and we will do our best to accommodate you.