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Adult Education program coordinator with cerebral palsy speaks about disability & teaching

Hi. This is the first time I've posted on the LINCS discussion, but I wanted to share a video. 

The River Parishes Community College Adult Education program coordinator in Reserve, Louisiana, is Mr. William McGee, Jr. He's been working as an adult ed instructor for over 20 years and is an inspiration to students. 

Since it is Disability Awareness Month, we made a video about his experiences and how the students work with him. We got along very well and helped a lot of students get accommodations for their HiSET test. I also have a disability with a severe congenital heart defect, and I had to leave that program due to health issues. I wanted to share this to show that #inclusionworks

 

https://www.facebook.com/RiverParishesCC/videos/347009135870074/

 

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Jeri Gue's picture

Lei Lani,

Thank you for sharing this video, and thank you, Mr.McGee, for sharing your story!  Mr. McGee is an inspiration to anyone who has ever been told, "You're not going to make it."  His self-determination and abilities, not disabilities, proves that statement wrong!

Thank you both for taking the time to advocate for everyone who has heard the words, "You can't."

Michael Cruse's picture

Thank you to Lei Lani Michel too.  It would be great to hear more account from the field like this one.  Share your articles, videos, and other accounts of how the Mr. McGees Jr.'s of adult education are supporting diversity and equity in the workplace. #inclusionworks

Mike Cruse

Disabilities and Equitable Outcomes Moderator

michaelcruse74@gmail.com

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