Tools for Life: Empowering Everyone's Abilities

Throughout our lives we come in contact with people from all walks of life, backgrounds and personal situations.  The ability to interact with all people is an essential life skill.  Nearly 1 out of every 5 people in the US has a disability.  This webinar will introduce and explain various disabilities, identify resources and support services most universities and colleges offer, outline steps you can take to build a culture of inclusion in your chapter, and offer tips on how to successfully work with individuals with disabilities in your professional and personal lives.


Session Options

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. CST

Thursday, March 29, 2018
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. CST

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Holly Smith

As a graduate of the University of Georgia and an alumna of the Alpha Omicron Chapter of Sigma Alpha, Holly has both a bachelor’s degree of science and a master’s degree in secondary science education.

With 20 years of teaching experience, she has taught nearly every science there is.  She holds certifications in science (grades 7-12) and special education (grades 7-12).  And, for the past ten years, she has been the special education co-teacher in the science classroom.  Although she’s a native of Georgia, she has lived in Houston for 10 years and loves it.  According to Holly – “Houston and the people here are great!”


Breelynn Frank

Breelynn, a member of the Nu Chapter, is a sophomore at Colorado State University and brings first-hand experience in working with someone with a disability.  She grew up in a small town in northeastern Colorado where her family owns and operates 5,000 acres of farmland, two feedlots and a cow/calf operations.  Growing up she and her older sister showed cattle.  Breelynn’s younger brother is Autistic, and over time, she has taught him how to care for his own show cattle.  While Breelynn is away at school, her brother feeds and takes care of their show cattle.

Breelynn is studying Sociology and Communications and plans to obtain a graduate degree in Occupational Therapy.  Her long-term goal is to help those with disabilities through animal therapy, primarily focusing on using the practices within livestock showing.