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Empathy Through Experience. How "A Touch of Understanding" Celebrates Diverse Abilities.

March 20, 2024 The Non Profit Podcast Network
Empathy Through Experience. How "A Touch of Understanding" Celebrates Diverse Abilities.
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Empathy Through Experience. How "A Touch of Understanding" Celebrates Diverse Abilities.
Mar 20, 2024
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Join me as as I welcome Meghan Adamski from "A Touch of Understanding". We'll uncover the compassionate journey and profound influence of an organization that has been championing disability awareness for over three decades. Meghan shares with us the heartfelt origins of the program, stemming from the founder's childhood experience that lead to the creation of an educational initiative that has since touched the lives of thousands of students. Through a blend of personal anecdotes and the program's history, we uncover how a single second-grade classroom initiative has blossomed into a far-reaching effort to instill empathy and inclusion across 10 counties, targeting third to sixth graders.We'll explore the magic of a hands-on empathy-building programs that are transforming young minds and school cultures alike. Through interactive activities and the power of personal storytelling, students are transported into the world of their peers with disabilities, gaining insights and respect for the diversity of human experience. Our conversation covers how this program reaches beyond the confines of academic learning, instead offering invaluable life lessons on acceptance and respect. The stories shared are both touching and revelatory, underscoring the program's pivotal role in nurturing an inclusive environment on school campuses.We'll also address the impact of bringing disability awareness directly to the community through engaging, hands-on activities. We discuss the enlightening moments that come from students navigating the world with white canes or wheelchairs, celebrating the adaptive tools that empower individuals with disabilities. The narrative shifts from one of pity to empowerment, as we emphasize the importance of inclusive education. This inspiring discussion is one that highlights the significant role "A Touch of Understanding" i splaying in shaping a more empathetic and inclusive future for us all.For more information visit the website at www.touchofunderstanding.orgor you can email Meghan directly at meghan@touchofunderstanding.org.You can also learn more about their April event each year on the website as well.Special thanks to our three “Founding” sponsors for helping to support a weekly cadence of the program. Please give them consideration if you should have a need in their area of expertise. They are:CAPTRUST: Fiduciary advice for endowments and foundations.www.captrust.com/sacramentoRSE, Inc: Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations www.RS-E.comWestern Health Advantage: Providing a health plan for you. www.westernhealth.com
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Join me as as I welcome Meghan Adamski from "A Touch of Understanding". We'll uncover the compassionate journey and profound influence of an organization that has been championing disability awareness for over three decades. Meghan shares with us the heartfelt origins of the program, stemming from the founder's childhood experience that lead to the creation of an educational initiative that has since touched the lives of thousands of students. Through a blend of personal anecdotes and the program's history, we uncover how a single second-grade classroom initiative has blossomed into a far-reaching effort to instill empathy and inclusion across 10 counties, targeting third to sixth graders.We'll explore the magic of a hands-on empathy-building programs that are transforming young minds and school cultures alike. Through interactive activities and the power of personal storytelling, students are transported into the world of their peers with disabilities, gaining insights and respect for the diversity of human experience. Our conversation covers how this program reaches beyond the confines of academic learning, instead offering invaluable life lessons on acceptance and respect. The stories shared are both touching and revelatory, underscoring the program's pivotal role in nurturing an inclusive environment on school campuses.We'll also address the impact of bringing disability awareness directly to the community through engaging, hands-on activities. We discuss the enlightening moments that come from students navigating the world with white canes or wheelchairs, celebrating the adaptive tools that empower individuals with disabilities. The narrative shifts from one of pity to empowerment, as we emphasize the importance of inclusive education. This inspiring discussion is one that highlights the significant role "A Touch of Understanding" i splaying in shaping a more empathetic and inclusive future for us all.For more information visit the website at www.touchofunderstanding.orgor you can email Meghan directly at meghan@touchofunderstanding.org.You can also learn more about their April event each year on the website as well.Special thanks to our three “Founding” sponsors for helping to support a weekly cadence of the program. Please give them consideration if you should have a need in their area of expertise. They are:CAPTRUST: Fiduciary advice for endowments and foundations.www.captrust.com/sacramentoRSE, Inc: Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations www.RS-E.comWestern Health Advantage: Providing a health plan for you. www.westernhealth.com