At Grandview Kids, we aim to actively contribute to a community that is inclusive and accepting of all abilities. The Ability Acceptance Program is a free service available to local business, schools, licensed child care, and community groups in the Durham Region. The goal is to enhance the understanding, acceptance, and inclusive practices of our neighbours.
Our Ability Awareness presenter, Mitchell Daniels, provides group presentations tailored to various age groups to raise awareness of a variety of abilities. Virtual and in-person presentations are available.
Currently, Mitchell is providing two workshops, which can be tailored to any age or group size:
- Autism Acceptance
- Ability Acceptance
To request an Ability Acceptance presentation, please contact:
Ability Acceptance Presenter
About our Presenter
Born with Hydrocephalus, Strabismus and later diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum, Mitchell has been a disability advocate for his entire life and has spoken on a variety of topics related to disability awareness at numerous events across Ontario. Mitchell has also been featured in numerous film and television programs, including Employable Me, Hold Me Steady: A Story of Autism Service Dogs “FridAy!” – A film about Autism Awareness Day and CBC’s Our Toronto, to name a few.
Outside of public speaking, Mitchell is also an accomplished vocalist, specializing in Broadway, Jazz and Opera. He has performed at a variety of events in and around the Greater Toronto Area and had performed at many conferences, galas, government, community, and sporting events.
For his work, Mitchell received the Accessibility Community Volunteer Award, Lieutenant Governors Volunteer Award and was named a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Outside of his work in the music and medical sectors, Mitchell is also quite active in the Museum and Heritage Sectors and has worked at a variety of institutions, including – Fort York National Historic Site, The Toronto Railway Museum, Bata Shoe Museum, Black Creek Pioneer Village, and also as a tour guide with Heritage Toronto. Mitchell is also a Board Member with the Whitby Historical Society, volunteer historian for the 6th Toronto Scout Group, Museum advisor for the Legion Experience Museum, and volunteer historic cook with the Fort York Historic Foodways Program.
Through all of these opportunism, Mitchell always strives to inspire those of all abilities to always strive to achieve the highest potential in all that they do.
How long are the presentations?
The presentations vary in length but typically run between 30 minutes to 1 hour.
How much does it cost?
We are pleased to offer these presentations free of charge to organizations throughout the Greater Toronto Area.
Do you offer virtual presentations?
Yes! We are pleased to provide both in-person and virtual presentations. Most of our virtual presentations are typically offered through Zoom, though we can also provide the presentation through Microsoft Teams and Google Meet upon request.
What equipment is required?
All that is required is an overhead projector with an HDMI port. We can provide the rest.
How many participants can attend the presentation?
We are happy to work with any size audience. Please note that space may be limited for virtual presentations. Please contact us for more details.