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Ask Dr. Applewhite About Perceptions of Beauty and Disability

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ASK Dr Applewhite

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Do you think people with disabilities are beautiful? Do most people perceive disabled persons as beautiful and productive? Ask Dr. Applewhite. People with visible and non-visible physical disabilities are reminded constantly by advertisements that able-bodied persons are beautiful, productive, and successful. However, most people hold the perception that a physically or mentally disabled person is just the opposite. Supermodel Beverly Johnson, Spokesperson for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation 2014 and recipient of the Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award,  is our Special Guest and will share a unique perspective of how perceptions of beauty and disability can be changed. Host Dr. Danita Applewhite, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and Educator, encourages fellow Veterans, students, and employees with Disability to change their self-perceptions and images to enhance education and workforce success. Our show also features VET2VET2U Talk  with Veterans sharing their perspectives and nationwide announcements.  This episode is a rerun previously broadcasted live May 2015.

The White Apple Institute Talk Show, is produced by the students and veterans of White Apple Institute (a nonprofit 501 c 3). We are dedicated to restoring hope and preventing underserved adult students with emotional challenges and disabilities from dropout/burnout from school, work, and LIFE! Let's encourage even those who have been out of the classroom for some time, to  "Take a bite of White Apple Wisdom and change the perception of 'disabled to differently-abled' to achieve their goals in higher education and succeed in the workforce!  Learn more about how to volunteer and sponsor a student veteran in the "Place your B.E.T.S. on our VETS" crisis intervention program. Visit http://whiteappleinstitute.org, email us at info@whiteappleinstitute.org or call 888-56-APPLE (888-562-7753).