This conversation is so needed. Folks with severe disabilities, I think, are overshadowed by all the “success” stories. DSP staff, teachers, parents, interventionists need this message of hope for people who face these challenges on a daily basis. Thank you for the work you are doing!
Brad’s knowledge and passion for this field make him an incredible teacher, trainer, mentor, and advocate all wrapped into one.
Loved the presenter’s passion! This is a great approach that many other strategies don’t quite capture. Very inspiring!
I find Brad’s temperament and disposition to be particularly uplifting. Any social creature who has lived past their first day on earth knows that joy and humor seem to be at odds with life itself. When I first met Brad I was awed with how he managed to maintain such a childlike and uplifting vibe – it was like, is he even having the same experience as everyone else? I am now even more enamored and impressed by Brad because I understand that he is in fact having the same earth experience as the rest of us, which includes trials and darker encounters, but he is who he is not because of it, but despite it.
Bradley not only brings extensive experience with people who have developmental and mental disabilities, but he also used creativity and innovation to ensure his students’ success. I have not known another educator who creates such a student focused approach by differentiating every aspect of their student’s day. Bradley has the ability to give constructive criticism without the other person feeling personally or professionally attacked. He also has the ability to find common ground during conflict to maintain team cohesiveness and direction. Bradley shows leadership and compassion through example.
Great presentation style. Super engaging. Very personal, kind, and patient. Gave examples to further explain and connect the info to real life. Very beneficial! Worth the whole conference for me – please come again!
Fantastic energy, humor and information. I made connections/discovery that I believe will improve my son’s life next week.
Brad leads by example and teaches by doing, not by telling. When you observe Brad with the staff from the Rose-Mary Center, it is obvious that there is mutual respect and that he learns from them as much as much as they do from him. Brad never stops looking for opportunities to grow and evolve and to share his insight and awareness with others.