A Presentation by LeDerick Horne
Friday, May 24, 2013
10:00am – 11:00am at
John Carroll Elementary School
This inspiring presentation will provide strategies for increasing the
academic performance, self-determination, and self-advocacy skills of
students with disabilities. This emotionally stirring talk is filled
with moving verses and empowering information that will prepare the
audience to challenge stereotypes, rethink pedagogy, and improve the
lives of people with disabilities.
Increasing Performance and Confidence– The audience will have a
greater understanding of educational policies and practices that have
contributed to the poor performance of students with disabilities and
see the benefit of utilizing an asset based model.
Self-Determination – The audience will be given key strategies for
developing self-determination skills for students with disabilities.
Self-Advocacy –The audience will understand how building communication
skills, developing a clear understanding of one’s abilities, and
knowing how to access accommodations are key in a student’s long-term
LeDerick Horne Biography:
As a child, LeDerick Horne believed he did not have much of a future.
But despite being classified as neurologically impaired in the third
grade, he has become a successful spoken word poet, playwright,
motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and advocate.
LeDerick has presented to groups from the students and faculty at
Harvard University to the youth and staff at correctional facilities.
His message addresses increasing confidence, academic performance,
self-determination, and self-advocacy by challenging conventional
teaching styles and asking his audience to look beyond negative
Please Note: Space is limited, so you will need to register to attend.
To register, simply send an email to Dana Cunningham at
mailto:dana.cunningham%40pgcps.org and note whether or not you will need CEU’s.
CEUs will be offered for this training free of charge for mental
health professionals upon request. Completion of this workshop awards
1.0 contact hours of Category I CEUs by the Board of Social Work.