Not Everything Meets the Eye: Invisible Disabilities and Special Abilities

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One in four adults in the United States identify with having a disability and only about half of those disabilities are outwardly visible.

Join Pepsi Holmquist of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Melissa Postlewaite, Chair of the Disability OutReach Inclusion Community, and Stefan Kilyanek of the University of Arkansas, as they seek to shed light on experiences that younger chemists with invisible disabilities and special abilities have had, and promote inclusion of people of all abilities.

This ACS Webinar is moderated by Paula Christopher of the ACS Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Respect, and co-produced with the ACS Younger Chemistry Committee, Committee on Chemists with Disabilities (CWD), ACS Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Respect, and ACS Diversity, Inclusion & Respect Advisory Board.

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What You Will Learn

  • How to navigate interactions with people of all abilities, specifically those with invisible disabilities and special abilities
  • How to meet a person where they are, and recognize the challenges that exist when disclosing an invisible disability to others
  • Inclusive ways to communicate to your peers, ask for help, find resources, and adapt to your surroundings to facilitate a positive environment for all
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Experts

Pepsi Holmquist
Adjunct Professor,
National Technical Institute for the Deaf / Rochester Institute of Technology  

Melissa Postlewaite
Chair,
Disability OutReach Inclusion Community

Stefan Kilyanek
Associate Professor,
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Arkansas

Paula Christopher
ACS Office of Diversity,
Equity, Inclusion & Respect

Co-Producers

ACS Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Respect

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