A Place for Passion: Uncomfortable Truth

María Sifone grew up wondering why people stared uncomfortably at her sister's disability. She wasn't used to thinking of disability as difference and experienced none of the social awkwardness that some people exhibited around her sister. Here, María explores our discomfort with disability and profiles Centennial Infant and Child Centre's Preschool program where typically developing children laugh and learn alongside peers with complex needs.

Episode transcript and references here.

Dr Bell

Dr. Bell is the Director of York University's Writing Centre and a professor in the Writing Department's Professional Writing degree program. She spends her time devising ways of using critical pedagogy to support students' understanding of and commitment to academic and professional integrity. The podcast course is a result (and continuation) of one such experiment.