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3 things I learned from my intellectually disabled son

Emilie Weight at TED@Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Emilie Weight ist die Mutter von zwei Kindern wovon eines vom Fragilen X Syndrom betroffen ist. Im November 2017 wurde sie nach London eingeladen, an einer TED Conference teilzunehmen. Sie entschied sich, über ihren Sohn und genereller über die Leute mit geistiger Behinderung zu sprechen. Hier ist ihr Talk, auf Englisch.

As a mother with a son affected with Fragile X syndrome -- a genetic disorder -- Emilie Weight believes that a diagnosis of disability can create opportunity, not despair. Her son's differences compelled her to question her inner self and her role in the world. With this new mindset she discovered his true superhero qualities when she stopped treating him like a patient and started treating him like a partner, leading her to three essential tools for how to approach life.

Voir la vidéo sur TED (November 2017)

Emilie Weight · Patient advocate
Emilie Weight has a passion for transforming issues into opportunities. As a Change Program Office Manager and Future Patient Advocate at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, she connects the dots of her personal and professional ambitions by focusing on the positive outcomes and strengths of all situations. She focuses on change management as well as the #asone4patient change agent initiative and recently started a new role as Patient Advocate in France.