By: Richard L. Smith
In observance of National Disabilities Awareness Month, motivational speaker Mr. Jonah Gold presents "See Me, Not my Disability" at the Englewood Public Library on Thursday, March 30, at 7 p.m. in the library's Mackay Room.
The program is free to the public, but registration is encouraged by clicking HERE.
Englewood Library officials said motivational speaker Jonah Gold will share his personal stories of growing up with a disability and how he has become an advocate for inclusion in all communities.
His goal is for the audience to take away tools to feel more comfortable interacting with people of various abilities.
Mr. Gold will share his experiences of growing up with a disability and how he has become an advocate for inclusion in all communities. He will share positive and negative personal stories of how people have responded to his disability during his childhood and teenage years.
Official said Jonah's goal is for the audience to take away tools to feel more comfortable interacting with people of various abilities.
Dr. Laura Bejot, one of Jonah's former occupational therapists and good friend, will assist him with his presentation.
Jonah Gold is 25-year-old spreading awareness in the community about disabilities. Born with a rare genetic disorder, Jonah uses a power wheelchair and needs assistance with most of his physical activities.
While daily living is challenging, it has not stopped him from going to school, traveling, and having a fulfilling social life.
He believes his life purpose is to change the stigma that follows people with a disability.
The Friends of the Englewood Library sponsors this program. The Englewood Public Library is at 31 Engle Street, Englewood, NJ.