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Inclusion Academy- Culturally Responsive Care- Opening Up About Invisible Disabilities
Join Christina Irene as she provides an overview of invisible disabilities and fluidity of visibility, severity, different impacts of same diagnoses.
She will cover:
- Personal profiles of people with various disabilities, with key takeaways
- Stigma as “illness shaming” and how to mitigate stigma
- What “passing” means to a disabled person and why it is harmful
- Disability identity, person-first versus identity-first language, imposter syndrome
- Tips for inclusive collaboration in the workplace

Christina Irene has presented on invisible disabilities from the Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico to London, England for non-profit organizations, government entities, academic institutions, and corporations. She has published two books on the subject: Talking Splat: Communicating About Hidden Disabilities and Splatvocate: Supporting People With Hidden Disabilities.

Christina’s past careers include nationally-touring stand-up
comedian and high school English and theatre teacher. She lives with physical, mental health, and cognitive disability.

The following credits have been approved for this webinar session:
• AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ – 1 Credit(s)
• PSNA – 1 Credit(s)

This session will be recorded, and participation constitutes consent to be recorded.

If you have any questions or require accommodation for a disability to participate, please email diversity@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

Feb 9, 2023 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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