During the past 15 years, Carol has established herself as an advocate for people with disabilities and has written many articles for businesses, professional organizations and local newspapers.
Motivational Speaker and Disability Consultant
As a child, Carol sustained speech and vision disabilities, as a result of an auto accident. Instead of focusing on her injuries, Carol choose to focus on her abilities and strengths. By age 22 she had already proven that she was extremely . . .
Call Me Capable Board Game
all Me CapableTM is an educational board game that helps students understand disabilities. It helps them learn to respect and empathize with persons with disabilities. It stimulates players to focus on the capabilities of people living . . .
Enjoy a few of Carol’s writings
Our Ventura TV interview with Carol Leish
Carol is interviewed about Ableism and how assumptions about people with disabilities are usually incorrect.
Treat me with Respect for my Age
Ageism is too common in our society. Elders deserve our respect and admiration for who they are as individuals. Even if someone has memory issues or dementia, don’t ignore them. They still have feelings and hopes and desires like the rest of us. And, with age, comes wisdom, which needs to be respected, too. And,
Focus on Capabilities Instead of Disabilities
It’s human nature, unfortunately, to focus on what people can’t do instead of what they can do. This also includes making assumptions of what others are or aren’t capable of doing. The harm of making assumptions of others capabilities, because oftheir disabilities is sad. Stereotyping people because of their challenges, along with making assumptions, is