LeDerick Horne is a poet, advocate, and co-author of the book Empowering Students with Hidden Disabilities: A Path to Pride and Success” (Brookes Publishing Co.). Within this presentation, LeDerick Horne will share his own experience as a student with a learning disability who was able to graduate from college with a BA in mathematics. LeDerick is now one of the nation’s most sought-after speakers dedicated to improving the outcomes of youth with disabilities. During this family-focused presentation, LeDerick will give advice to help all students develop positive identities as people with disabilities. Strategies for helping students reach their transition goals will as be shared as well as advice on helping students develop positive relationships in school and the adult world.
LeDerick will share his own experiences as a student with a learning disability and present strategies to promote student engagement and empowerment during the COVID-19 pandemic.