EFC Presents: James Anderson

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Our Guest Speaker

James Anderson

Dr. Brian Garrett

I started The James Cerebral Palsy Foundation to enhance the quality of those living with different disabilities, and this includes disabled veterans from any war (homeless or not) by providing resources, education, and advocacy services. I am a seasoned vet in public speaking and human intelligence. I have lived my entire life with Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy and as a person with a disability, I have had to learn how to fight my way through life. I do not believe that Christ ever intended us to be used as a doormat for people to walk all over. 

I have had over 25 surgeries all over his body due to Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy. My surgeries include but are not limited to Brain Surgery, Back Surgery, and Right Arm Surgery just to name a few. While I understand that the government in most cases requires a degree, I also believe that life experience outweighs any degree that could be given. I have experience interpreting in American Sign Language (ASL) with the use of only one hand (Uncertified).

To learn more about the services that James’s foundation offers please visit https://jamescpfoundation.org

What to Expect

In this lecture we will be focusing on the Deaf and hard of hearing communication barriers, the history of American Sign Language, Example of pidgin signing vs pure ASL Accepted types of sign language, universal sign language, the Do’s and Don’ts in the deaf community, Deaf population % vs certified Interpreter population %. This type of lecture will be a series of lectures that will cover a variety of different disability diagnosis communication barriers.

The format of this presentation will be lecture-style combined with real-time Q&A. We encourage all attendees to participate and ask questions during the presentation.

Those watching remotely through Zoom can ask questions online and our moderator will communicate them to the presenter.

Refreshments are generously provided each week by Arlene Arreola. Donations to help cover the costs are accepted. Additional refreshments will be available for purchase downstairs at the Skyline Café after class. We ask that you exercise good stewardship and help us keep the facility in good order by cleaning up after yourself.

Once the class is officially dismissed, we encourage ongoing information exchange and networking. If you have any questions that did not get answered in class, please email them to us and we’ll either incorporate the responses into a future session or email you back directly.

Mrs. Lasota is a married mother of two who has lived in San Diego since 1980. She became a member of Skyline Wesleyan Church back in 1991 while Dr. John C. Maxwell was still head pastor. Employed as a radiology technician since 1979, she is a mammographer by trade, but also provides caregiving services in addition to being self-employed in different vocations. As a serial entrepreneur, she also owns an online travel website, www.Avicat-Travel.com or www.Avicat.com.

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How to Engage

Attend in Person

We meet in room M-1 located upstairs above the Skyline Café.

View Live Broadcast

We meet in room M-1 located upstairs above the Skyline Café.

Watch the Replay

You can watch this presentation on demand on our YouTube channel.

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