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MATTHEW
CORKUM

PHD

Taking the Fear Out of Disabilities

Discrimination against people with disabilities is often linked to ableism. They are often devalued in the workplace, sports, school, and the community in general. As a result, they are often excluded and their potential unsupported. All would benefit from knowing how to be inclusive to those with disabilities. Thats why Matt is so passionate and speaks to medical professionals, educators and business owners to help them see the Ability in disAbility.

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Yes, it wasn’t always easy living with cerebral palsy. I never really envisioned myself as an advocate or speaker on the topic of inclusion until I moved away from home and started to see the struggles those with disabilities face everyday trying to live the life those without disabilities live. My journey has brought me to a point where I see the need to create discussion, awareness and inclusion around disability. I speak to educate people on how to include people with disabilities within healthcare, schools and the everyday world while uncovering the Ability in disAbility.

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“Matty uses his affable personality, and stories of personal experience to demonstrate there is nothing to be feared from people with disabilities; rather, it is through being inclusive we can discover the multitude of gifts and talents those with disabilities undoubtedly have to offer.”

Laura Osadetz, Teacher, Calgary, AB

“Matthew never lets the fear of risks and challenges, caused by his disability, get in the way of achieving goals. He helps people in the workplace know how to interact with those with disabilities. He helps all of us focus on our ABILITIES which leads to success.”

Leah Wood, MSc, OCC, CCRP, PMP, Researcher, Dalhousie University

“Matthew has presented in the Population Health Course at the Cumming School of Medicine numerous times to up to 170 medical students and in unscripted, full-class question-and-answer sessions. He brings a uniquely personal perspective that always remains on target. He delivers his message with his wonderful blend of humor, humility and insight.”

Murray Lee, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Calgary & Family Doctor

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Calgary, Alberta

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587-888-9943