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Broward County Public Schools Partners With Sam Drazin for Disability Awareness Month

Friday, October 21, 2016
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) continues to celebrate Disability Awareness Month, with student and staff presentations by the executive director of Changing Perspectives (cpne.org), Sam Drazin.
Drazin is a former elementary school teacher who is dedicated to promoting disability awareness that fosters an increased empathy for students with disabilities. Born with Treacher Collins Syndrome, a rare congenital disorder resulting in both facial anomaly and hearing loss, Drazin understands firsthand what it is like to cope with and overcome social and emotional barriers.
BCPS students, parents and staff will hear Drazin’s “Accepting Differences and Bringing Wonder to Life” presentation, which includes open dialogue and aims to address the current social climate facing today’s students. 
Drazin’s presentations help students embrace uniqueness and personal challenges, while developing a deeper understanding and respect for all peers. Presentations take place during following the dates and times:


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