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If I Can Do It, So Can You: Hear Me Speak

Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking to the Rotary Club of World Disability Advocacy. The recording is live on YouTube. Please let me know what you think, and if my journey of advocacy resonates with you.

News Flash: Hear Me Speak on the Post-Polio Syndrome Advocacy Group TOMORROW!

Ken Masson, the founder of the Post-Polio Advocacy Group in Rotary International, asked me to interview about my life story. Issues such as growing up with disabilities and then being labeled as borderline mentally retarded as an adult, and making

Karen Lynn-Chlup This Able Team Interview

Now that you’ve read my interview with This Able Team, you can watch and listen to it on YouTube. This covers my disabilities, my experiences growing up as a person with multiple disabilities, and how I succeeded at having a

Did You See Me on Humans with Disabilities?

I was recently interviewed by This Able Team, and I want to tell you about it. The team is a group of people with the motto Fostering a disability community one story at a time. Here is a transcription of

Coming Soon: Another Interview

I am working on my notes for an upcoming interview, so today I am not posting a scene from The Healing Horse. Maybe I will post about the interview after it happens.

My Presentation on Ability Challenges and Lifestyles to the Student Body and Faculty of Rowe Middle School in Oregon

In April of this year, Wilbur Rowe Middle School in Milwaukie, Oregon, celebrated ability challenges and lifestyles. Here is the part of the message that Molly Burke, the school Success Coach, sent me via my Facebook page:  Our students have

A Week of Bliss by Dr. Sean Patrick Dineen

[A note from Karen: Sean was kind enough to write this piece, last fall, and I am posting it now as a reminder of the great times we had, and in hope of more great times to come, after this

Keynote Public Speaking Engagement

Karen Lynn is pleased to announce: Her Public Speaking Eengagement for United Cerebral Palsy and People First Date: Saturday May 16, 2015 Time: 1:00 p.m. Location: San Diego Marriott Mission Valley 8757 Rio San Diego Drive, San Diego, CA., 92108-1620

Across the Miles

Since I last wrote, I have crossed the ocean and flew over three thousand miles to address the Historical Society at Kean University, as well as advocate in a friends defense.  I took a beautiful, scenic train ride up to

In a Days Work

A few days ago, I went back to my old high school to be a guest speaker.  I spoke about where I came from, and where I am today.  It has been 38 years since I walked those halls.  And