Gary Karp: Thriving Through and Beyond Trauma, Tuesday, Sept. 11

Gary Karp: Thriving Through and Beyond Trauma, Tuesday, Sept. 11

On Tuesday, September 11, 2012 from 11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. in the Whalen Auditorium of the Brenau East Campus, 1001 Chestnut Street, Gainesville GA 30501, The Brenau School of Occupational Therapy will have the honor of presenting Gary Karp: Thriving Through and Beyond Trauma.

Sponsored by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center, author and Spinal Cord Injury Hall of Fame inductee Gary Karp has spoken at rehab centers and universities across the United States.

The following questions and more will be answered in this insightful, engaging, and enjoyable talk, as Gary draws from his own experience as a wheelchair user since 1973:

· How do people respond to something as overwhelming as traumatic change and disability?
· What are the adaptive processes people draw upon?
· What is the social context for how we all view disability and adjustment?
· What is the purpose and value of rehabilitation in terms of function and recovery?
· How did Gary learn to be such an incredible juggler!!??

Please join us for a relevant, insightful, and enjoyable session with author and speaker Gary Karp.

For more information, contact our OT Office Manager, Carol Eggerding at 678-707-5000.

Gary´s books include:

Choosing A Wheelchair: A Guide for Optimal Independence
Life On Wheels: The A to Z Guide for Living Fully with Mobility Issues
Disability & the Art of Kissing: Qs and As on the True Nature of Intimacy

Gary Karp’s Life On Wheels: CD of the student talk with extra features also available.

Learn more about Gary Karp at and Follow Gary on Twitter @garylkarp.

You will have the opportunity to purchase signed copies of Gary’s definitive books on disability following the presentation. They will be offered at a special student discount. (Credit and chocolate accepted!)

Monday, September 10, 2012