Dr. Barbara Loeding is an Associate Professor at the University of South Florida in the College of Education. She is an expert on augmentative communication and she conducts research on assistive technology, especially for people who are deaf or who are not able to use their speech. In addition to her numerous presentations and publications about children with disabilities, she was one of the founding members of the Institute for Healing Racism in Tampa Bay (1991). Driven by her strong belief that there is one race- the human race, she has served as a trainer and facilitator for a series of workshops to foster actual healing of the wounds from racism and to foster multicultural harmony in our society. The Institute process is similar to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission held in South Africa after the abolishment of apartheid and such a process was recently called for by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. She has served as President of the Tampa/Hillsborough County Human Rights Council and is a member of the Baha'i Faith.
Children With Disabilities
Fostering Multicultural Harmony Within Our Society
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