For grades: 6-12, College & Universities
Requirements for live visit: Wheelchair accomodations, if possible
Fees for live visit: $500
Funding: Kevin Berg was born with Cerebral Palsy and is constantly challenged by the activities most of us do without thinking. He has overcome countless challenges and constantly disproves people's notions of those with disabilities. Predicted by doctors to have below average intelligence, Kevin went on to earn two college degrees in five years. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication.
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"Thank you for teaching us and telling us about your life, and how you did anything you wanted to. All I have to say is 'Thank You'." --- Cordell Rude, Denny Middle School
"In Life, Every Second Is An Event" Having A Positive Attitude Life can throw us a lot of curves...some good, some bad. When it's the bad, how can people be expected to have a positive attitude? Simple, by realizing that the bad events are just a part of life and life is going to continue no matter what people feel like. Kevin & Melinda know this very well, and they can offer tips and encouragement to their listeners on how to keep movin' on in the face of hard times. Why waste even a second of life by having a bad attitude?
"Well, You Can't Just Sit There" Perseverance and Determination Too many people let life pass them by just "sitting there" waiting for life to come to them. Kevin and Melinda share with their audiences the importance of reaching out, grasping life and experiencing it to its fullest. Life is meant to be experienced and enjoyed!!! What opportunities might you be missing?
"Life Is One Big Pop Quiz" Life Choices Life is full of choices and decisions, many of which can have a major impact on our lives and those around us. Peer pressure is tough to deal with; so what can be done? Kevin and Melinda can share their personal experience and advice on this very topic. Life can be fun, but remembering it is just as fun.
"The Handicapable Experience" Disability-related Issues Being disabled doesn't mean being unable. Kevin says he is "abnormal and proud of it", and Melinda knows what it takes to accommodate for special needs. Together, they can share how to be aware of the fact that no one is "normal" because everyone is different. We all need help and assistance at times; some just have unique needs.
"Beyond P.C." Equality and Sensitivity Training No, "Beyond P.C." is not the next step in computers. Ever since "political correctness" was introduced, people have become wrapped up in titles, even taking legal action when a "politically incorrect" title is used. Kevin & Melinda feel it is time to move beyond titles and get to the heart of the matter...attitude! Let's move beyond these silly, complicated titles such as "physically challenged" or "visually impaired". Let's just call people, well, people.
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Kevin Berg was born with Cerebral Palsy and is constantly challenged by the activities most of us do without thinking. He has overcome countless challenges and constantly disproves people's notions of those with disabilities. Predicted by doctors to have below average intelligence, Kevin went on to earn two college degrees in five years. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication.
Melinda Berg has dealt with many trials in the early part of her adult life, including family issues and relationship decisions. Melinda holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, a teacher's certificate, and a Masters in Education; she also has had extensive training in special education. As a special education teacher, Melinda took on the responsibility of ensuring that all of her students had the opportunity to succeed. In June of 2002, Melinda took custody of her young nephew.
On December 21st of 2002, Kevin & Melinda were married, and they currently take care of Melinda's nephew, Zachary.
Kevin & Melinda form a powerful speaking team, Keep Movin', for audiences of every kind on how to change thinking and thus change results. The methods that they use daily to build their home, business and personal joy have been codified into a concise presentation called Keep Movin'.