What’s so Radical About Inclusion?
Saturday, February 9th, following
Taste of Shabbat Services and a Kiddush Luncheon
February is Jewish Disability Awareness month. Please join us in welcoming Andrea and Reid Moriarity who will speak about inclusion for people with disabilities. Impassioned to create a full life for her adult son with autism, Andrea created a podcast to showcase his exuberance and scoured the country to find programs that support people like him. After more than eighty interviews, she recognized three vital attitudes that people with disabilities teach us: risk taking, humility, and kindness. When we integrate these people into society, they bring out our best selves and we all thrive. Please try to listen to some of Reid’s engaging interviews on his podcast listed below before their talk.
Andrea Moriarty is co-founder of the music therapy nonprofit Banding Together and author of One-Track Mind: 15 Ways to Amplify Your Child’s Special Interest and Radical Inclusion: What I Learned About Risk, Humility, and Kindness from My Son with Autism. She speaks nationally and leads workshops to share unending hope, affectionate humor, and innovative resources with parents and educators. www.andreamoriarty.com
Reid Moriarty brings a contagious sense of joy to every audience. A charismatic performer on keyboard and vocals, he writes music, has recorded two albums – Purple Party and Shine – and hosts his own podcast, Talk Time with Reid Moriarty. Reid’s voice breaks through social barriers to inspire. www.reidmoriarty.com