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2021 CIDD VIRTUAL COMMUNITY TALK SERIES presents: “Personal Empowerment: Having your Voice Heard from the Schoolhouse to the Statehouse”
Donna Beckman is the mother of a young man with Down syndrome and has been honing her advocacy skills over the past two decades. Whether talking to school personnel or legislators, she can effectively and efficiently deliver her message, and teach others to do the same.
1. Know the difference between communicating and complaining
2. Understand the importance of your personal, lived experience
3. Learn how to craft a concise yet informative message