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 South Central District Meeting/Continuing Education Event - Promoting Inclusion in Multiple Contexts

MSOTA South Central District Chair, Danielle Whittington, is hosting a virtual district meeting/CEU event on June 7, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  This event will be hosted via Zoom.  Attendance is open and free to all.  MSOTA members only will receive 2.0 continuing education units. 

This meeting/event will focus on providing information about the CapABLE curriculum.  “CapABLE is a program whose mission is to educate students on bridging the gap between those with disabilities and those without, while empowering them to embrace their differences.  It is crucial to the development of a child that they be educated on what inclusion looks like in all environments.  The CapABLE curriculum educates students without disabilities on appropriate language when addressing disabilities and how to ask questions when faced with curiosity.  CapABLE provides students with disabilities with the right tools to advocate for themselves or seek guidance from the right people.”

Objectives for this meeting/event include the following:

  • Participants will understand the background of the CapABLE curriculum and need for development.
  • Participants will understand implementation of the CapAbLE curriculum, growth, and current usage of it as a resource.
  • Participants will understand the long-term goals and effects of using curriculum in practice, school settings, and as a consultant.

 Speakers for this event include the following:

Danielle Whittington, OTR/L, CLVT, NBCT, is a graduate of the University of MS Medical Center and is an occupational therapist and certified low vision therapist.  She is also a licensed teacher and currently teaches 4th grade reading at Columbia Elementary School.  She is married to Jordan and they have two boys:  Harper (6), and Finn (4).  As an advocate of public education and ensuring that students have the most optimal environment to succeed in, regardless of their abilities, Danielle has a passion for outside the box educational strategies that use kinesthetic movement s to secure learning moments.  She is also a part of the South MS Writing Project and active in her community.

Vivian O’Neal is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations.  She worked in Washington, D.C. for a semester-long internship at RespectAbility and participated in an academic seminar.  She has served as a fundraiser and advocate for The Mississippi Children’s Miracle Network as well as the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  She is the author and creator of The CapABLE Curriculum; writing and designing a disability inclusion workbook and teaching guide for K-2 students on InDesign in addition to reaching 3,400 students through the implementation of the curriculum in MS public schools.  She currently serves as the Press Assistant to Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS).

Registration for this event is now closed.