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Shane Burcaw Presentation

Monday, 04 November, 2019 @ 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM | Cost:Free

Shane Burcaw, author, blogger, and entrepreneur, and his fiancée, Hannah Aylward, will visit EIU to talk about disability and inclusivity from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 4 at the Buzzard Auditorium.


Shane, author of “Laughing atMy Nightmare,” “Not So Different: What You ReallyWant to Ask About Having a Disability,” and “Strangers Assume My Girlfriend is My Nurse,” lives with Spinal Muscular Atrophy and is coming to share his message and experiences.


Shane grew up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Moravian College with an English degree. In 2011, he started his blog, Laughing at My Nightmare, and uses humor to address his struggles.


He also started a nonprofit organization with his cousin to help those living with muscular atrophy. His fiancée and he have a YouTube channel called Squirmy and Grubs, showing their lives as an interabled couple.


Burcaw’s talk is free and open to the public. The event has been organized by Michele McDaniel, coordinator of the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library, and Dr. Christina Edmonds-Behrend, professor of special education.

Categories: Alumni | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Prospective Students


Buzzard Auditorium
600 Lincoln Ave
Charleston, IL 61920

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