LeDerick Horne
Speaker, Author, & Special Education Consultant

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What I Do
Speaking & Consulting

Labeled as neurologically impaired in third grade, LeDerick Horne defies any and all labels. He’s a dynamic spoken-word poet. A tireless advocate for all people with disabilities. An inspiring motivational speaker.

A bridge-builder between learners and leaders across the U.S. and around the word. An African-American husband and father who serves as a role model for all races, genders, and generations.

About LeDerick
Poet, Disability Rights Advocate & Entrepreneur

Diagnosed with a learning disability in the 3rd grade, LeDerick Horne defies any and all labels. He’s a dynamic spoken-word poet. A tireless advocate for all people with disabilities. An inspiring motivational speaker. A bridge-builder between learners and leaders across the U.S. and around the word.

LeDerick uses his gift for spoken-word poetry as the gateway to larger discussions on equal opportunity, pride, self-determination and hope for people with disabilities.

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Keynote Presentation

A Path to Pride and Success

This keynote will draw from the book “Empowering Students with Hidden Disabilities: A Path to Pride and Success.” Within this presentation LeDerick Horne will share his own experience as a special education student as well as give advice to help all students develop positive identities as people with disabilities. Strategies for helping students reach their transition goals will also be shared.

Beyond Classification

This presentation provides strategies for increasing the academic performance, self-determination, and self-advocacy skills of students with disabilities. As an entrepreneur and performance poet with a learning disability who has worked as an advocate on the national, state and local level, LeDerick Horne provides a unique prospective on education reform and issues related to creating a more equitable society. This emotionally stirring talk is filled with moving verses and empowering information that will prepare the audience to challenge stereotypes, rethink pedagogy and improve the lives of people with disabilities.

Workshops for Educators, Parents and Service Providers

Changing School Culture

This keynote presentation provides strategies for increasing the academic performance, self-determination, and self-advocacy skills of students with disabilities...

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Unconventional Thinking

Increasing Performance and Confidence – The audience will have a greater understanding of educational policies and practices that have contributed to the poor...

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Nothing about Us, Without Us

The audience will be given some of the key strategies for developing self-determination skills for students with disabilities. Some of these strategies will include mentoring...

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Finding Your Voice

Many studies state that self-advocacy skills are required for people to successfully transition through life. The audience will understand how building communication skills...

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Workshops for Youth and Young Adults

Self-Advocacy

What Is It And How Does It Work? This workshop introduces high school students to the concept of self-advocacy, demonstrates how self-advocacy works in a variety of situations, and prepares students to begin advocating for themselves in several postsecondary settings…

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Finding Your Voice (for youth)

Form-poems and other alternatives to standard writing will be used in this session to help students write poems. The poetry from this session will be used to help students understand the many benefits...

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LeDerick Horne
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Rhyme, Reason and Song
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Black and Blue
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