Jessica informs, motivates and helps people see differently. She brings education of disabilities and a wide range of beneficial topics to your school, organization, church or community event.
My name is Jessica Grono, and I'm from Pennsylvania. I am former Ms. Wheelchair Pennsylvania, a mother, happily married wife, a certified teacher, columnist, blogger, author, dancer, and public speaker. Based on my life and educational experiences, I give informative and motivational presentations. I have severe cerebral palsy but will not let that stop me from my goals and want to encourage the success of others.
People with disabilities have not been treated with respect or treated as anyone else. My presentations give a first hand perspective of someone who overcame many obstacles including the death of a husband and being a single mom. I became a certified teacher and author despite opposition. I'm the number one columnist at the Examiner.com in my topic genre.
I give presentations to schools, colleges, nursing schools, keynote addresses, and church events. I've been speaking since 1994 and have had very good feedback. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org I am willing to travel to an event. I have my background checks and references.
Speaking topics (but not limited to):
Raising children to have high self esteem
Making marriage work as a team
Educating about disabilities
Overcoming when someone commits suicide
What nurses (or medical professionals) need to know about disabilities
What teachers need to know about inclusion
Reaching your dreams
What children need to know about differences
Traveling with a disability
Places Where I have spoke:
Chester County Intermediate Unit
Spring-Ford Area School District - multiple times, an in service presentation
Philadelphia Wheels for Life
East Pikeland Elementary - multiple times
West Chester University - multiple times
Alvernia University - multiple times
Drexel University - multiple times
St. Ann Church
St. Peter Church
Philadelphia School District – two hour presentation to educators
Keynote speaker for Ability in Motion
Bradford youth group
Pennsylvania Assistive Technology - multiple times