Your presentations are always interesting; I have noticed a difference in the members as they discuss and interact with others with a disability. With the tools that you have given us, we have been quite successful in recruiting a number of young men and women with disabilities returning from Iraq.
Courtney B. JacksonPost Commander, The American Legion Louis E. Randall Post 1997 May 6, 2016
Thank you for serving on the panel at the last PIP session. Hearing your story was valuable to current participants. Best of luck with Buggie Buddies Ashley Nicole.
Erin & TeriVirginia Board for People with Disabilities May 6, 2016
Thank you for taking the time to present to my Business Essentials class. This course is designed to teach the students how to communicate with various audiences. According to the US Census Bureau, 21% of Americans currently have a disability; the number of people with disabilities will rise as the population ages. With this statistic in mind and the possibility of any of us becoming disabled, every person can benefit from having the knowledge of generally accepted terms and behavior. The students and I were very pleased with the information you presented. Your interactive style made the learning experience a lot of fun.
John Peggy HowardMPA, Saint Leo University Faculty May 6, 2016
Congratulations on being inducted into the Cornell Wall of Fame. You are most deserving! It was wonderful to chat with you after all these years. You were amazing with the students, Ellen. Everyone is still talking about your presentation.
Mrs. Donna BelasSuperintendent, Cornell High School May 6, 2016
The interactive nature of Mrs. Shackelford’s presentation and her willingness to share her own personal experiences helped our students understand, appreciate, and accept individuals with disabilities. Her presentation was moving and authentic. At a recent PTA meeting a parent shared a letter thanking us for acknowledging National Inclusive Schools Week. Mrs. Shackelford’s presentation certainly was the highlight of the week.
Sharmaine D. Grove, MA. Ed.Assistant Principal - Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools May 6, 2016
Thank you for speaking to our group about issues which face the disability community. Our understanding of how to interact with a diverse people has opened our hearts to be more accepting and tolerant. We look forward to you sharing additional information in the near future.