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Webinar: Person-Centered Supports in Popular Culture

August 3, 2021

August 18, 2021, at 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET

Register for the webinar.

Pop-culture representations also influence our judgment of caregiving practices,
decision-making procedures, types and levels of accommodations for people with
disabilities, and indeed, the people who make up this population. As a result, the public
is exposed to media representing only a very limited perspective on how people with
disabilities actually navigate the world.

In this webinar, disabled activists will come together to discuss pop-culture depictions
of accommodation and support for people with disabilities. What values have those
popular narratives created, nurtured, or destroyed over time? Do more recent
depictions reinforce or undermine those older narratives? How is person-centered
support illustrated, and how do those illustrations affect our daily lives?


  • Andy Arias is an actor, producer, and advocate.
  • Kathy Flaherty is the Executive Director of Connecticut Legal Rights Project, Inc,
    an agency that provides legal services to low-income individuals with mental health conditions on matters related to their treatment, recovery, and civil rights.
  • Finn Gardiner is a disability rights advocate with interests in educational equity,
    intersectional justice, comparative policy, and inclusive technology.
  • Mary L. Radnofsky, Ph.D., is a former ghostwriter and college professor of
    Education and Human Development, French, Astronomy, and Qualitative
    Research; she also founded and ran the Socrates Institute, a non-profit educational
    organization for over twenty years.

NCAPPS webinars are live-captioned in English and Spanish. If you require any additional accommodations to participate please email Connor Bailey. Please note that some accommodation requests made less than one week before an event may not be possible.

All NCAPPS webinars are recorded and archived at

The National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS) assists states, tribes, and territories to transform their long-term care service and support systems to implement U.S. Department of Health and Human Services policy on person-centered thinking, planning, and practices. It supports a range of person-centered thinking, planning, and practices, regardless of funding source. Activities include providing technical assistance to states, tribes, and territories; establishing communities of practice to promote best practices; hosting educational webinars; and creating a national clearinghouse of resources to support person-centered practice. Visit the NCAPPS website for more information.

Last modified on 08/03/2021

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