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Disability and Dating: Romantic Relationships — A Panel Discussion

February 9, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

THE 2022 CIDD “VIRTUAL” COMMUNITY TALK SERIES PRESENTS: Disability and Dating: Romantic Relationships — A PANEL DISCUSSION

Panel of Self Advocates moderated by:
Michelle Ballasiotes, BSPH, OTS – Occupational Therapy Student and LEND Self-Advocate Trainee

Michelle Ballasiotes is a current Occupational Therapy (OT) student at UNC-Chapel Hill and a LEND Self-Advocate Trainee. She has a form of cerebral palsy called hemiplegia due to a stroke she had before birth. Michelle recently started a podcast called Dating with a Disability.

Join the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD) for a panel discussion featuring people with disabilities and their experiences with dating and romantic relationships.

Learning Objectives:
1. Hear encounters of dating and being in intimate partnerships
2. Learn tips surrounding navigation of dating apps
3. Learn how disability can challenge and strengthen a relationship
4. Learn ways to improve inclusion of disabilities within relationships
5. Learn ways to communicate about disability with a person who has a disability

Learn more and register.

Contact Debbie Reinhartsen, PhD, CCC-SLP, with questions.


February 9, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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