The Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Office of Academic Skills, and Counseling Services sponsored “In Their Words,” a unique play about the experiences of individuals with disabilities. The play was written by Dawn Volkart, Student Development Specialist for Disability Support and Intervention Services at Harford Community College. “In Their Words” was performed by a group from Harford.
Here is some background on the “In Their Words” project:
“Individuals with disabilities were asked to anonymously share their experiences, challenges, triumphs, funny stories, and things they wished others would know. Submissions were collected from students, employees, alumni, and even community members and were then turned into monologues. Additional monologues were written based on the writer’s experience working with individuals with disabilities as both a therapist and a disability support specialist. Original monologues are fiction, but are based on common experiences, themes, and emotions expressed by individuals with disabilities over the years. They do not represent any particular individual; any likeness is coincidental. This play will allow individuals with disabilities to have a unique voice and will raise awareness about diversity, prejudgment, discrimination, respect, civility, and disabilities” (http://www.harford.edu/student-services/disability-support-services/in-their-words.aspx).