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Blind, Expert Source, Source, Writer, Elder Image: White haired woman and yellow lab guide dog walking across bridge on a college campus.
United States
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Katherine Schneider, Ph.D. is a retired clinical psychologist living in Eau Claire, WI with her ninth Seeing Eye dog. Katherine has published a memoir, To the Left of Inspiration: Adventures in Living with Disabilities; a children’s book, Your Treasure Hunt: Disabilities and Finding Your Gold; and a book for seniors, half of whom will develop disabilities, Occupying Aging: Delights, Disabilities and Daily Life. She originated the Schneider Family Book Awards for children’s books with disability content through the American Library Association and an award for superior journalism about disability issues through the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. Locally, she started the Access Eau Claire fund through the Eau Claire Community Foundation to help non-profit organizations work toward full inclusion of people with disabilities. She’s a passionate advocate for access for all to the good things of life. Subscribe to her blog for details. You can find Katherine at her website and Facebook
Recent clips: University Place, December 2017: Being Access Able: Dealing With Disabilities Wisconsin Life, June 2014: Isolation Bubble
Medicine, Books, Disability Culture, Accessibility, Disability Rights, Religion, Service Animals
Source, Personal Essays, Opinion Editorial, Essays, Radio Appearances, Television Appearances, Podcast Appearances
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