Jillian Parramore

Educator, Author and Speaker

“You should not have to say thank you for being included.” ” 



Introduction of Jillian Parramore

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How to Be Included

Should a disability define where you live? If your life changed dramatically, what accommodations would you have to make to live life with minimal challenges? People should not have to stress about this concern. Jillian Parramore, an educator, discusses the complexity of adapting to a community that does not adapt to her.

About Jillian Parramore

Jillian Parramore was born on the Autism spectrum and has Cerebral Palsy. Her goal as an educator and disability advocate is to open the possibility that her achievements as a person with disabilities is not abnormal. Parramore has been working in education for 10 years. Her goal is for students to know more about inclusion and access to services. She wants to see a world that allows each person to have equal access to the things they need. Coming from a mod-severe classroom with limited education and other tools needed to succeed, it has become her lifelong goal to make sure other students like her do not fall in the same challenges. Parramore graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with a focus in Literacy and Special Education. She is working towards earning her Masters degree in order to teach at higher levels.

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