Past Presentations

PUBLIC SPEAKING:

  • Lectured at Long Beach Unified School District, “On Inclusion” 2001
  • Guest reader: VSA Arts, of New Jersey, 2005
  • Delivered a paper “Are Scientific Advances Overshadowing Human Values in Regards to People with Disabilities,” Monash Faculty (School) of Law, Melbourne, Australia, 2006
  • Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, CA. “Diversity & Unity” May 2006
  • Kean University, New Jersey, lectured at two American Civil Society classes on”Discrimination & Achievement”, Nov. 2006
  • California Rehabilitation Services, autobiography, March, 2007
  • Joseph Pomeroy Widney High School, guest speaker for the graduating class of 2007, on “Empowering One’s Self”, June 2007
  • Kean University, Union, New Jersey, addressed the Historical Society on “Discrimination and How We Can Help Other Disabled People Attain their Career Goals,” April, 2008
  • Independent Writers of Southern California, Culver City, CA. Sat on a panel discussion about writing for/with/by/about disabilities, November 2010
  • United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego County, People First Conference Keynote Speaker. “Living Longer, Growing Stronger” May, 2015.

PUBLISHED MAGAZINE ARTICLES:

  • LD Online, online article, “Different Stages in a Learning Disabled Writer’s Life”, April, 2008
  • Saga Journal, “Between Reality and Mythos”, April 2008
  • “Audacity Magazine, “A Trip of Thanksgiving”, November, 2008
  • “The Ruling Thoughts of Fear”, October, 2008
  • “Peering Eyes Watching” September. 2008
  • “The Pied Piper’s Taps”, July, 2008
  • “The Trip I Took to the East Coast to Speak for Our People: Pushing Forward,” June, 2008
  • “If I Can, You Can” April 2007

INTERVIEWS:

  • TELEVISION- KNBC NEWS, CHANNEL 4, May 1985
  • RADIO, U.C.L.A. Sculpture Garden Project for Disabled Women, “On Cue” Sound Company, April, 1986
  • NEWSPAPER- Senior World Newspaper Article, January, 1988
  • INTERNET – coolpeoplecare.org, “Cool People in the Community: Whispers of Hope Inspires”, October. 2008
  • INTERNET – Funky Flamingo TV- August, 2008
  • VIDEO CLIP, “Born to Dance” realhealth.tv,  Jan. 2007