Tue, 15 January 2019
I’m joined on this episode by LeDerick Horne. LeDerick is a poet, leader, speaker, and disability activist. LeDerick was diagnosed with a learning disability in the third-grade. A tireless advocate for people with all disabilities, he uses his gift of the spoken word as a gateway to larger discussions on equal opportunity, pride, and self-determination.
LeDerick has appeared at the White House and the United Nations. He co-authored the book, Empowering Students with Hidden Disabilities: A Path to Pride and Success. He has also released two spoken word poetry albums. I met LeDerick and had the opportunity to see him speak at the CHADD Conference, and I’m excited to have him on the podcast.
In this conversation, you will hear LeDerick share his personal educational story and explain how the help from different people helped him be successful. As a poet and writer, he shares some useful tips on writing and he points out that “everybody edits.” LeDerick has a lot of great insight into disclosing disabilities, specifically in the workplace. He shares how by sharing your strengths, weaknesses, and the accommodations you need and using resources and allies, you can set yourself on a path for success.
Connect with LeDerick Horne:
Website - http://lederick.com
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