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Undressing Normal Again

Due to the success of last year’s event, we have decided to do it again! The 2013 Undressing Normal Unconference will be held March 29. Please join us for a series of discussions on sexuality and people who are considered … Continue reading

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Session Notes

  Session notes are now available! Please visit the Session Notes page to view summaries of Undressing Normal discussions. A tab has been added at the top of this page for permanent access. Please add your own thoughts to the … Continue reading

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Undressing Normal (Un)conference: A brief summary

Undressing Normal, an (Un)conference on Sexuality for Those of Us Dislabeled, was held at the Clarion Hotel in Lexington, KY on Friday, February 10. Seventy people attended, including an excellent cross-section of people with disabilities, support staff, agency directors, policy … Continue reading

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Final day to register!

Today is the last day to register for this Friday’s (Un)conference, Undressing Normal. If you would like to attend, please register now at https://undressingnormal.wordpress.com/register-for-the-unconference/ For late registration, you will need to email bevharp64@gmail.com and I will let you know if there … Continue reading

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The (Un)conference starts here!

This is the space where, were this a traditional conference, you would find an agenda, the names of presenters and descriptions of their sessions. We don’t have any of that stuff. All we have is you and the other people who might … Continue reading

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What difference will it make?

Have you ever attended a conference or meeting and found yourself energized by the ideas in circulation or the potential for finding solutions to longstanding problems? Have you ever left such an event determined to use information gained there to … Continue reading

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Building a session: Example one

If you don’t have experience presenting or leading or even attending conference sessions, you may be wondering what your participation will look like. Don’t worry, no one will be required to present anything. Think of this more as a series … Continue reading

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LGBT Elders and Long Term Care

In thinking about sexuality among people with disabilities it’s important to consider all sexual orientations. It’s often assumed the disabled, elderly, and the very young are heterosexual. For service providers and families this heterosexist attitude can remain intact until it … Continue reading

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Preparing for the (Un)conference: Introduction to Open Space

The agenda is a blank wall. The ideal participants are whichever people show up. No one, including the event organizer, knows exactly what will be discussed or who will lead sessions. This is not the typical conference, but something called … Continue reading

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Preparing for the (Un)conference: The basics of unconferencing

Maybe you are interested in our general topic, but wary of the unconference format. You want to know what will be expected of you and what information or materials you might need to bring. Or you wonder how in the world … Continue reading

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