Deborah Hatton, Researcher, University of Manitoba fullsizeoutput_106c

Deborah is currently pursuing her PhD in an Individual Interdisciplinary Studies program based in Psychology (Applied Behaviour Analysis), and Disability Studies at the University of Manitoba. Her present research is teaching preference assessments to untrained people to be used with people diagnosed with developmental disabilities. She periodically teaches undergraduate psychology. Deborah is the mother of eight children, all diagnosed with ADHD, three also diagnosed with autism.

Session: Defining Normal

Have you ever wondered what defines normal, average, or just plain weird?  How about what is abnormal and/or a handicap, and what is not?  Have you heard of the “Ugly Laws”?  These questions will be discussed as well how society handles these concepts. Recommendations will be suggested and examined.