An engaging online video library of interviews with The Leading Voices in Community Living and Disability Rights.
Norman Kunc and Emma Van der Klift are internationally recognized as dynamic speakers, trainers, authors, and disability rights advocates, they are perhaps best known for having written and produced the video, A Credo for Support.
Born with cerebral palsy, norman initially attended a segregated school for disabled children. After successfully arguing his way into a regular school, Norman went on to complete an honours degree in Humanities and a Master’s degree in Family Therapy. During his undergraduate years, Norman wrote a book about his experience in a regular school which catapulted him into a career as a speaker on disability issues.
Emma initially worked in numerous positions with non-profit agencies that support individuals with intellectual disabilities. She has a Master’s degree in Conflict Analysis and Management and is certified both as a mediator and a negotiator. Emma has recently identified as autistic and is a prominent advocate in the neurodiversity movement.
Norman and Emma developed Conversations That Matter because they recognized that enduring attitudinal change best occurs when people are engaged in ongoing dialogues about provocative and challenging issues. As a result, the goal of the Conversations That Matter site is not to inspire people, but to provoke self-reflection, deep-thinking and meaningful change.