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Creating Rewarding Placement Opportunities for Disabled Students

June 16, 2023
11:00 AM EDT - 11:45 AM EDT
Online - Zoom
Open To
General public

Are you interested in creating placements for disabled students but are unsure how to start? Do you already offer placements and want to improve the student experience?  

Join us for a virtual panel discussion on how organizations and preceptors can ensure successful placement participation for disabled students.

In this engaging conversation, we will be talking to a panel of current students, alumni and preceptors about their placement experiences. Listen to their stories of what challenges they faced, how they overcame the obstacles and what made their placement experiences particularly rewarding.


Dora Cristina Pereira-Lisboa

Dora Cristina Pereira-Lisboa

Dora Cristina Pereira-Lisboa is a Registered Early Childhood Educator and Inclusive Resource Practitioner, working with disabled children, families, youth and adults across their lifespan.

Dora is an undergraduate student at TMU pursuing a degree in Disability Studies, a minor in Sociology and another minor in Family Supports and Community Practice.

Fran Odette

Fran Odette

Fran Odette teaches in the School of Social and Community Services at George Brown College. She has 25+ years of disability activism and education. She has made scholarly contributions on addressing inequities in health and anti-violence services for women and children living with disabilities.

Fran has taught in the School of Disability Studies at TMU and is a member of the Dean's Advisory Council of the Faculty of Community Services.

Jackie Silver

Jackie Silver

Jackie Silver is a Registered Dietitian in Toronto who provides virtual nutrition counseling, consulting services, and educational blog content tailored to the neurodivergent community through a weight-inclusive lens. Her private practice, Jackie Silver Nutrition, serves neurodivergent kids, teens, and adults.

Jackie graduated from TMU’s MHSc in Nutrition Communication program in 2020.


Heather Willis

Accessibility Coordinator, Office of the Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion