When Disabled Hides Ability ~ A Teleseries with JillMcCormick and Gary Douglas

by Access Administrator on January 1, 2012

In this reality OCD, ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia and Autism are called disabilities, in Access we look at them as abilities. We ask you to consider; what if there is truly nothing wrong with them?

We don’t call them disabled at all, we call them highly able and we are the disabled ones. We call them “X-Men,” like the movie, they have talents and abilities beyond our wildest imagining. These kids and adults are a lot more conscious than we give them credit for. They are different and they function differently. We are the ones who need to change to communicate in a way that is natural to them. Access gives you the awareness and tools to do that.

“These children are a gift, highly able and as I’m sure you are quite aware, different. It is my perception that we can change those considered disabled into highly functional people who go beyond the norm in a very short period of time, probably a year to two, some even more quickly. What are the infinite possibilities?” ~ Gary Douglas. Founder of Access Consciousness™

Note from Jill McCormick:

Hi! I am a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and Local Assistive Technology Specialist that has been working in the public school system for over 15 years! I work with all ages and encounter a cornucopia of labels on a regular basis. It’s a good thing that I never buy a label or a diagnosis! Otherwise I might not have seen the magic that was right before my eyes!

The one thing I do continually is… I keep asking questions. What’s right about Autism, Dyslexia, etc. that we are not getting? What have we misidentified as ADD, ADHD, OCD, etc? What if these are actually talents and abilities?

Would it change the way kids view themselves if no one labeled them as disabled?

What if these kids being labeled are simply getting information in a different way?

The way they receive information is spherical. Where they access this information is way, way out. It is not linear! This is a fundamental difference and must be made clear, it is NOT a wrongness, disease, or disability!

Children with ADD, ADHD, “On the spectrum” etc., don’t follow the lines. They create in a completely new way. Somersaulting and tumbling like butterflies they are able to go from point a to point b, p back to c, up and down and back to z. There is an immense joy, a dancing joy, in how they create, moving constantly.

In this spherical realm of accessing information they are as big as the ocean. When asked to focus or pay attention, so they can give the “right” answer, they are being asked to put themselves in this tiny little box. It is like asking the ocean to shrink itself into a thimble when what they perceive and are aware of are so many possibilities!

How easy is it to create from this tiny little limited place that requires just one answer? Is it possible for them to create with ease in this environment?

In essence this approach becomes the death of all their awareness and the creation of their reality, and destroys their ability to access the information they already know.

I specialize in bridging these amazing beings’ realities and the realities of school and home that require them to be functional. I am able to translate and navigate their realities assisting parents, caregivers, and educators in connecting and understanding them. I empower kids to know that they know!

Using easy tools, verbal processing, and bodywork I facilitate space for the “labeled” person and those people that interact with them decreasing outbursts, increasing communication, and creating more ease in everyone’s day to day life.

I invite you to look from another place. I invite you to come and play as we explore greater possibilities.

What can we generate together? What can contribute to us? What do these children have for us?

Jill McCormick

Join Jill and Gary for 6 weeks that will completely change everything that you thought was possible with regards to abilities and disabilities!

*There are pre-requisites for this class.

For more info and to register: http://www.accessconsciousness.com/class_details.asp?cid=15289

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Nina January 9, 2012 at 9:01 am

Can you please advise further on who would benefit by attending this conference, i.e., those with the labels, or those who need to work with them?… Also, please advise on how one can attend prior classes so as to meet the pre-requisites.

Many thanks,


gayle January 10, 2012 at 3:18 am

children with add

Patricia Schmidt March 1, 2012 at 8:33 am

Jill, is this series going to be available to purchase any time in the near future?
I have a friend who has 3 autistic grand children and is really interested in this series. I saw the one on the Access shop that Gary has for sale but we both felt more of an interest in yours. Please let me know if it is going to be offered for sale as a download in the near furture.
Thanks, How does it get any better then this??? What else is possible???
Patricia Schmidt

admin May 30, 2012 at 9:44 am

Hi Nina,
Sorry this response has come to late for you to attend this teleseries. The series was aimed at both those with the labels and those who work or live with them. There is currently a free telecall with Diva Diaz with no pre-requisites occuring today (sorry for the short notice) which will talk about “A New Idea For Dealing With OCD, ADD, ADHD & Autism” which you can find at http://www.DivaDiaz.AccessConsciousness.com. If you are unable to make it on the call you can contact Diva for a free download of the call.

Luz Adame January 14, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Jill, could you let me know when there will be another class for year 2013, I have a 12 year old labeled as ADHD and he learned to belived that there is something wrong with him so I did. Now I know that is not true and that he is a gifted child. What can I do to contribute to his life and let him know that there is nothing wrong with him?.
My best regards with gratitude,
Luz Adame

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