Welcome to Beyond Disabilities. We aim to educate the community that people with disabilities are capable of many accomplishments. Beyond Disabilities believes that people with disabilities are just like everyone else…they just live their life in a different way.
Presentations run between 60 and 120 minutes, depending on your schedule. Beyond Disabilities offers two presentations: Living a Disabled Life and Eradicating Bullying. Beyond Disabilities wants people to understand that we all have disabilities, some are just more visible than others. People with visible disabilities live their lives just like everyone else. This is the goal of Beyond Disabilities - helping communities understand people with disabilities are just like everyone else. Beyond Disabilities’ goals are to raise disability awareness and to spread the word that people with disabilities are capable of many accomplishment through these presentations.
Living a Disabled Life
Topics Include: What it feels like to be disabled, Accomplishing goals at your own pace, How disabilities affect lives and Motivation and leadership.
Topics Include: Different types of bullying, Why people bully and Strategies for eradicating bullying.
Beyond Disabilities Story
A Different Outlook
Steve was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and adopted through Christian Salvation Services. When he was born, Steve was not breathing and needed to be resuscitated. At 3 months old, he was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy.
Steve is now a motivational speaker and has spoken over 500 times at 30 colleges, high schools, conferences and municipalities across Washington state, as well as, internationally in Taiwan. He is also an accomplished athlete. He started competing in 2007 and, in his first year at nationals, he broke three records. He’s been on Team USA three times for IWAS and won two medals--a bronze medal in 2008 for shot put and a gold medal in the Czech Republic in 2010 for discus.
A living example of inspiration and overcoming limitations that society sets, Steve Ferreira brings a new perspective to living life beyond, and with, a disability. Beyond Disabilities advocates for people with disabilities and strives to inspire all people to accomplish their own goals. Steve’s workshops help the community gain an understanding of living with a disability or perceived limitation and rising beyond it.
Steve delivers his message in a relational, factual and fun way to challenge the community to rise beyond their limitations and achieve their goals with a true sense of worth and accomplishment.