Through the use of power point and video clips, Micah tells the story of his fully inclusive life. As he tells his story, the topics the audience learns about inclusion, advocacy, self-determination, college for students with intellectual disabilities, what it takes to fight a long battle, and disability pride.
Micah proudly describes what supports were helpful to him in his school, such as Circle of Friends, peer tutors, technology, accommodations, and active participation in planning and participating in his meetings, such as IEP's. He talks about what helped him become a strong advocate, which groups influenced him, and how learning about disability pride, culture and history helped him become stronger. The audience learns new ideas, resources, and how to build networks of support. Most importantly, the audience feels as if they are right there with Micah walking his journey. At this presentation, participants witness how Micah´s journey empowers us to reexamine what we believe is possible.
His multi-media presentation is divided into chapters of his life:
1. Who I am.
2. What school was like for me.
3. How I became an advocate and leader.
4. My dream of going to college and living in the dorm.
5. What I have learned about living an inclusive life.
6. My newest addition to my presentation is telling about my two year journey and battle to live in the dormitory at Oakland University. On December 23, 2009 Federal Judge Duggan ruled that I had the right to live in the dormitory. I moved into my dorm room on Jan. 4, 2010.
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