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Occupational Therapy Month Highlights Gary Karp’s Life on Wheels
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Gary Karp
The Seton Hall Student Occupational Therapy Association will have the honor of presenting Gary Karp's Life On Wheels as part of Occupational Therapy Month which will take place on Wednesday, April 15, 2009, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Main Lounge at the University Center.

Gary Karp, author and Spinal Cord Injury Hall of Fame inductee, sponsored by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, has spoken at over 50 universities across the United States.

Karp draws from his own experience as a wheelchair user since 1973 and will answer the following questions (and more) in this insightful, engaging, and enjoyable talk.  

  • How can a therapist be most effecting working with people with recent trauma?
  • How do people respond to 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?
  • How can a therapist be most effective working with people with recent trauma?
  • How did Gary learn to be such an incredible juggler!!??

Below are comments that Karp — author, journalist, and Spinal Cord Injury Hall of Fame disability educator — has earned from students of occupational and physical therapy.

 "Heartwarming and positive."
 "An amazing experience!"
 "Extremely entertaining, inspiring, and honest."
 "I learned a lot about how to be a better person."
 "You reminded me why I've chosen this profession."
 "Loved the humor!"
 "I strongly believe all of the students at the university should be
 required to see Gary's presentation."

For more information, contact Kim Pingul,

For more information please contact:
Ruth Segal
(973) 275-2443


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