Vuong's Public Speaking & Mentoring Program

Vuong's Public Speaking & Mentoring Program That’s where I can help. Recently, I decided to start my own public speaking business, and I want to give my presentation to your class.

Whether they aim to be teachers or therapists, most students who aspire to work someday with disabled people face one truly challenging obstacle: It’s difficult for someone who doesn’t have a disability to really understand the lives and needs of those who do. My name is Kim Vuong, and I am a 36-year-old woman with athetoid cerebral palsy, a condition that makes it difficult for me to use my muscl

es in the sort of smooth, coordinated movements that most people take for granted. I’ve gone through a lot of hardships in life, from growing up in an impoverished immigrant family to surviving a horrific violent crime. Nevertheless, with the help of assistive technology, I have been able not only to live independently, but to get a college education, work as a counselor, and otherwise lead a normal life. I would like share with your students the story of how I overcame my disability, and help them to better understand what they can do to help others like me, who will be their future students and clients. I can help them to develop a much better understanding of what it is like to have a disability, and of the day-to-day obstacles that we face, both in the tasks of daily living and in being part of a fully-abled society that is often apathetic and sometimes hostile to us. I also will explain to your class how to be an advocate and motivator for disabled people, and how important it is to help them to achieve as much as they can, rather than accepting their physical limitations. Here are some of the topics I will focus upon:
• My childhood and how I struggled to cope not just with my disability, but with harassment and abuse by others.
• My experiences as a special education student, and how teachers and therapists helped me to succeed.
• How I made it through college, and my strategies for keeping up with my fully-abled peers.
• The difficulties that disabled people face in the working world, and how I’ve coped with them.
• How I use an ACC device and other technology.
• How I survived a violent assault, and how they can help other disabled people who too often become victims of predators.
• How a disabled person can lead a normal, fulfilling life, with the right tools and assistance.
• My experiences with speech and language pathologists, and how they can best help their clients. I charge a fee of $50 for a one-hour presentation to a classroom group, and $75-100 for an auditorium-sized group. That includes a PowerPoint presentation and a handout with additional resources, which you can copy or distribute in electronic form to your students. It also includes a brief question-and-answer session, which I will conduct using assistive technology. I also can give my presentation via the Internet in teleconference form, if your school has the necessary setup. You can reach me via email at [email protected] or by leaving a voicemail message at 714-580-6521 so that I can respond using speech relay operator. I’m looking forward to speaking to your class.

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03/21/2023

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04/27/2019

My friend Deaka McClain and I are trying to do more outreach to school. We think it is very important to share our experience of\ having disabilities, and being bullied in school. We feel that if we educate them there it could make a difference. If you know of any school that wants us to do a presentation. please let me know.
Thank you.

04/25/2019

There are a lot of things that I love. Public speaking is one of them. Getting the word out that people with disabilities can do things, we don't like to be bully.

04/09/2019

Tomorrow I will be doing another presentation for Susan at CSULB. 4/10/19

03/26/2019

HERE ARE THE APP SALES YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR! Don't miss these and app deals in honor of ! Many thanks to the developers participating this year!!

Pay close attention to specific sale dates for each app and mark your calendars! These sales typically run only once or twice a year. The next sales won't be until October for AAC Awareness Month.

Not all AAC companies are running sales. I contacted all major AAC app developers, so if you don't see an app listed, it's not on sale.

Shareable file: http://bit.ly/2019AACAppSales

03/21/2019

Come support the children and families of Tichenor Clinic for Children by eating at the PANDA EXPRESS near the traffic circle located on 1994 Ximeno Ave in Long Beach. Show this flyer on your phone and a portion of the sales will come to us!!!

03/19/2019
03/12/2019

very this week . doing a presentation at CSULB and then on Sat I will CSHA at PRC booth

09/18/2018

I am looking for opportunely to do some presentation in elementary school and high school for students. Please help me. Let me know if you have some contact for LBUSD.

09/14/2018
05/03/2018

Going to make a presentation at CSULB to SPECIAL ED ABOUT MY FAVOR TOPIC.

02/19/2018

Hey everyone!! I want to let you know that I will be doing a presentation to the students in the cerf of special ed at CSULB on March 15,2018

06/28/2017

Got my new communication device.

04/02/2017

Happy Autism Day!!

11/10/2016
10/02/2015

So excited i am organizing a speakers. for next week.

03/08/2015
02/20/2015

I will be working at the ability expo with PRC. Come and see ,me.

05/03/2013

Just did à presentation at CSUDH with Margaret

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01/29/2013

Don't miss out! Register now for the 9th Annual Assistive Technology Institute conference on Saturday, February 2nd at the Orange County Dept. of Ed in Costa Mesa, CA. To register or for more information, please visit: https://2013aticonference.eventbrite.com/ or contact me at 714.361.6200 x226 or [email protected]
9th Annual Assistive Technology Institute (ATI) Conference
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The Assistive Technology Institute (ATI) conference provides an opportunity to learn about assistive technology and interact with professionals and vendors in this specialized field. For more information, please visit the conference website: http://ati.atec-oc.org Full Day Conference Details: …

The Assistive Technology Institute (ATI) conference provides an opportunity to learn about assistive technology and interact with professionals and vendors in this specialized field. For more information, please visit the conference website: http://ati.atec-oc.org Full Day Conference Details: ...

12/06/2012

This week I did two presentation for two wonderful people. I want to thank you Susan Leonard-Giesen and Dan Roger for inviting me again.

11/22/2012

Getting ready to do two more presentation at CSULB and the fundraiser for our ATEC and Goodwill fitness center in Dec 4 and 5.This is my busy time as a presenter r. I want to thank you Susan Leonard-Giesen and Dan Roger for inviting me again.

11/15/2012

Getting ready for tomorrow presentation. at CSUDH. Speaking about AAC and special education.

11/09/2012

Get ready for my presentation next Thursday at CSUDH...................

I just want share a story about me  last year PRC did a success story on me that I forgot to share .http://www.prentrom....
10/24/2012

I just want share a story about me last year PRC did a success story on me that I forgot to share .
http://www.prentrom.com/success/kim-vuonga

How individuals with specific disabilities use PRC's AAC devices to communicate effectively.

06/13/2012

I did a presentation at Chapman University tonight for an AAC class.

04/20/2012

Going to do another presentation at CSULB at 5pm

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Whether they aim to be teachers or therapists, most students who aspire to work someday with disabled people face one truly challenging obstacle: It’s difficult for someone who doesn’t have a disability to really understand the lives and needs of those who do. That’s where I can help.

My name is Kim Vuong, and I am a 36-year-old woman with athetoid cerebral palsy, a condition that makes it difficult for me to use my muscles in the sort of smooth, coordinated movements that most people take for granted. I’ve gone through a lot of hardships in life, from growing up in an impoverished immigrant family to surviving a horrific violent crime. Nevertheless, with the help of assistive technology, I have been able not only to live independently, but to get a college education, work as a counselor, and otherwise lead a normal life. Recently, I decided to start my own public speaking business, and I want to give my presentation to your class.

I would like share with your students the story of how I overcame my disability, and help them to better understand what they can do to help others like me, who will be their future students and clients. I can help them to develop a much better understanding of what it is like to have a disability, and of the day-to-day obstacles that we face, both in the tasks of daily living and in being part of a fully-abled society that is often apathetic and sometimes hostile to us. I also will explain to your class how to be an advocate and motivator for disabled people, and how important it is to help them to achieve as much as they can, rather than accepting their physical limitations.

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Next week will be a busy week for me I will be speaking in Susan Leonard-Giesen's class on Wednesday and then on April 12 will be speaking to a parent group at the Tichenor Orthopedic Clinic
Finished work at CSHA this evening with Margaret Perkins