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John Hendry    

Entertaining, engaging, motivational, and dynamic. An inspirational advocate for all children with special needs.

John Hendry is a long-term school board trustee, author, outspoken advocate for children with special needs, entrepeneur, writer, and well traveled international speaker. Drawing from a colourful background, John illustrates his ideas on inclusive education and advocating for those with special needs. His presentations are filled with compelling and delightful examples of his many successes. He demands and achieves total involvement and absorption from his audiences.

He has written a motivational/inspirational book for parents of children with disabilities. Based on the life of his youngest son born with cerebral palsy, Held Back by Nothing was released internationally May 2010. Even before Held Back by Nothing was released it became an instant international hit and highly sought after book.

John's presentations are tailored into dynamic, entertaining, and thought provoking encounters. John Hendry views human relationships from a unique perspective and his wealth of experience, coupled with an irrepressible sense of humour, make him a very worthwhile and entertaining speaker. He is a dynamic, motivational, inspirational, and entertaining speaker.

John's humour and wit was developed during his brief stint as a stand-up comic performing at fall fairs, television shows, and entertainment bars.

He has made both his opinions and presence known and respected across Canada,the United States, and Japan. Language hasn't dampened his enthusiasm or his ability to adjust to a situation, he has given speeches in the Japanese language in Japan and Canada and was understood!!

Experienced speaker, author, educator, published sports writer, politician, master of ceremonies, and stand-up comic, John is motivating, inspiring, entertaining, sometimes controversial, and always sincere. John is a speaker your group will relate to, laugh with and never forget. John was a speaker at the 2010 Pacific Rim International Conference on Disabilities in Honolulu, Hawaii in April 2010 and has been invited back to speak in April 2011.

In March of 2011 John received a Cabinet Appointment in the Province of Ontario Canada to the Accessibility Standards Council.

Blending knowledge, humour and confidence, he leaves you in no doubt where he stands on the issues of the day.

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