Guest Speaker: Carden Wyckoff
Carden spoke about her story of living with muscular dystrophy and how it’s transformed her into a disability advocate. Her focus has been on the social model of disability, where she seeks to empower others to recognize barriers and work to remove them to create an inclusive world. In her talk, she also spoke about the importance of disability inclusion and people-first / identity-first language.
Carden Wyckoff is an Atlanta native, disability advocate, wheelchair roller, change maker, and adventure seeker. She is known for bringing strategy to organizations, and she does this most frequently by being able to come up with innovative ideas, which leads to creating efficiencies. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the FSHD Society and works in the city of Atlanta for a Fortune 500 company.