Health and Wellness

Tragedy to Triumph

Victoria Mavis

Tragedy to Triumph – Students with disabilities using self-determination skills to create a life of their choosing and a positive attitude–despite life’s obstacles

Victoria Mavis of Tragedy to Triumph speaks with Chris Mielo, a disability advocate, speaker, and videographer from Unbreakable Drive, about school transition strategies for students with disabilities including self-determination and advocacy skills for use during and after high school.

Chris, a paraplegic since the age of four, shares his candid view of the shortcomings in our culture, schools, and the workplace for sensitivity and advocacy for people with disabilities, as well as ideas for increasing disability awareness through the use of videography. Additionally, Chris shares his personal strategies for maintaining a positive attitude and overcoming obstacles to life.

Download this session and learn a few tips of staying positive—and turning tragedy to triumph!

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