My Father, My Son, Myself: Reflections on Overcoming Challenges

Conference Year: 

2017

Primary Speaker name: 

How can we draw inspiration from the obstacles that life sends our way? What can we learn from the challenges that others face in life? What do those lessons tell us about how we can best support children with disabilities? As an early childhood professional with a disability, a child of a parent with a disability and the mother of a son with a disability, Jani Kozlowski brings a unique perspective to this work of inclusion in early care and education. In this session, Jani will share personal stories and reflections that highlight the human potential for overcoming challenges, and share strategies for how to shift attitudes in early education so that we will always view children with disabilities as individuals that demonstrate tremendous strength, grit and resilience.

Type: 

Concurrent

Room: 

Unassigned

Topic: 

Inclusive Practices

Age Group: 

Birth to 5

Target Audience: 

All

DEC Recommended Practices: 

Leadership
Family
Interaction
Teaming and Collaboration