DSL Presentations & Speakers
DS Diet Presentation
Boogie Down Crew Performances
Contact Carly Riggs at CarlyR@dsoflou.org
Kindness Warrior Training: Embracing Diversity is Embracing Disability
Julie Torzewski & DSL Member
Gain an understanding of individuals with disabilities and how you can better support them. Learn how you can advocate through all of your interactions, whether they are in or outside of your office. Understand how including individuals with disabilities can provide meaningful moments that leave a lasting impact on everyone.
Mark Hublar Speaks
My name is Mark and I have Down syndrome. I have been an advocate for people with disabilities almost all of my life. I have spoken to businesses, schools and parents to help them understand that people with disabilities also have abilities. We can be great employees, contribute to society, and reach our full potential if we are just given a chance. After all, we are human too. My goal is for everybody with a disability to have a real job with real pay and a real life!” – Mark J. Hublar
David DeSanctis, Actor/Inspirational Speaker
Since I was “ Produce” in the movie “ Where Hope Grows” in 2013, I have been asked to speak at galas, conventions, conferences, schools, and Buddy Walks. I entertain people as I speak, by dancing to music with lyrics that help me express the ideas that I want to share with the audience.
I want my audience to understand what it is like to be an individual born with a disability. I like to talk about the following topics:
- Overcoming obstacles
- Letting support groups help you
- Being more alike than different
- Believing in ourselves
- Never giving up
- Sharing one’s abilities
- Change the world one person at a time
I want the audiences to relate to me and see how we can all live our lives to the fullest.
I have audiences sing and dance along with me, which creates a room full of positive energy.
I love to get to know my audience before hand so I can prepare a speech that will inspire and motivate them.