About the Author
Kathy O'Connell is a certified rehabilitation counselor and licensed mental health counselor, specializing in personal growth and transformation for people with disabilities. Kathy is director of Radiant Abilities, which provides an array of counseling and consulting services. She believes that within each of us is the full potential to lead the lives we dream of, ones full of happiness, love, health, and peace. Kathy teaches the concept of "different abilities" meaning that each of us has our own unique strengths and gifts to share with the world, regardless of ability level. She believes and teaches that a disability can be a launching pad for transforming one's life. When a person embraces a disability, both the challenges and the triumphs, life takes on new meaning, and one becomes empowered to make choices, pursue dreams, radiate abilities, and live fully. Firewalk: Embracing Different Abilities offers invaluable tools for parents and teachers of children with disabilities, as well as new ideas for therapists and healthcare workers who work with clients and patients with different abilities.