Positive Exposure Events

January 1970

May 15


Improving Healthcare with Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE)

We jointly accredit institutions that promote collaboration, teamwork, and interprofessional continuing education for health professionals.

ACCME Accredits Organizations Providing CME for Physicians

The ACCME sets standards for CME that reflect the values of the educator and ensure that accredited CME is designed to be relevant to clinicians’ needs, evidence-based, evaluated for its effectiveness, and independent of commercial influence.

Keynote and Exhibition

May 6

AADMD Global Health Panel with Seth Keller, MD

Denver, CO


May 4

Illuminations Lecture Series


University of California, Irvine

April 11

Exhibition at the State Capital Building, Lansing MI

February 26

RSVP is required, using this link: Link to RSVP

Join Einstein’s AADMD Student Chapter for a film viewing at the Positive Exposure gallery in NYC!

In celebration of Rare Disease Day, the Einstein AADMD chapter will be collaborating with Rick Guidotti and Positive Exposure to hold screenings of multiple educational and beautiful short films, including the award-winning documentary short “Holding Moses: Motherhood in the face of disability”.

There will be time for a Q&A discussion with advocates and families living with rare diseases.

There will also be time to explore the Positive Exposure Gallery, which will be featuring the exhibit- Neurofibromatosis: The People, paintings by Rachel Mindrup!!

LUNCH will be provided at the event!


**Check out some clips from Positive Exposure’s FRAME (Faces Redefining the Art of Medical Education) films to get a preview of some films: FRAME ***

Feel free to reach out via email if you have any questions/concerns!


Join Einstein’s AADMD Student Chapter Sunday February 26th 11-2pm.

9 square blocks 3 across and 3 down featuring 4 images at each corner. Portraits. Canter CHANGE HOW YOU SEE,  SEE HOW YOU CHANGE

Explore the Positive Exposure Gallery

View screenings of short films, including Holding Moses

Meet Advocates with Rare Diseases!

Enjoy lunch with fellow medical professionals.

Rare Disease Day Film Screening with Positive Exposure

POSITIVE EXPOSURE promotes a more inclusive world through award-winning photography, films, exhibitions, lectures and educational programs.

When and where

Date and time


14 E 109th St 14 East 109th Street New York, NY 10029

About this event
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

In celebration of Rare Disease Day, the Einstein AADMD Student Chapter will be collaborating with Rick Guidotti and Positive Exposure to hold screenings of multiple educational and beautiful short films, including ‘Holding Moses: Motherhood in the face of disability’.

There will be time for a Q&A discussion with advocates and families living with rare diseases. In addition you will have the opportunity to explore the Positive Exposure Gallery, which will be featuring the exhibit: “Neurofibromatosis: The People”, paintings by Rachel Mindrup.

Check out some clips from Positive Exposure’s FRAME (Faces Redefining the Art of Medical Education) films: FRAME

***We are currently only scheduled for one screening of the films from 11am-2pm on Sunday February 26th; however, if there is enough interest we will be able to add additional viewing times! So, please sign up for the waitlist if we have already sold out the original number of tickets!!***


February 25

The Many Faces of Neurofibromatosis with Rachel Mindrup

New York State Council on the Arts

Saturday February 25 at Positive Exposure 14 East 109

10am – 2 pm Live Portrait Drawings with the Artist of the NF and Positive Exposure Communities.

2pm -4pm Gallery Reception

Image: On a pale yellow square background is a grid of 12 multicolored paintings, each a portrait of people of various ages, genders and skin tones.

January 19


(Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy)


JANUARY 18–20, 2023

InterContinental New York Times Square New York City, New York

Join the Fight End Duchenne

Positive Exposure Presentation: 2:30-3:00 ET

Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy fights to end Duchenne. We accelerate research, raise our voices to impact policy, demand optimal care for every single family, and strive to ensure access to approved therapies.


January 18

NAPSEC Annual Leadership Conference

January 15-18, 2023

The Hotel Monteleone New Orleans, LA

National Association of Private Special Education Centers

Keynote presentation.

(Image Description: Bright red trolly car with signs presenting 2023 and Canal in the middle of busy city street, with cars and lamppost banners that feature butterflies and the the word FLY )



The National Association of Private Special Education Centers (NAPSEC) was established in 1971 as a nonprofit association with the vision of supporting access to appropriate special education programs as vital components of the continuum. NAPSEC currently represents over 200 programs nationally and over 400 at the state level through the Council of Affiliated State Associations (CASA). NAPSEC members include private early intervention providers, schools, residential therapeutic centers, and adult living programs across the United States.  Although NAPSEC programs are diverse in the services they provide, all strive to guarantee that each individual’s unique needs are met on an individualized basis in order to achieve his or her maximum potential. NAPSEC is the only national association that exclusively represents private special education programs.

To learn more about NAPSEC and the benefits of membership visit our website at napsec.org.



January 14

ID: On a pale yellow square background are three photographs of paintings. At left is a close-up portrait of a person with medium-tan skin, brown eyes, and long brown hair, with a reddish mark on the chin, looking down at the viewer. In the middle is a person with medium-brown skin, short brown hair, a curly brown beard, and dark red lips wearing glasses and smiling with eyes closed. At right is a person with long, wavy blonde hair, eyes looking into the distance, reddish-brown marks on the face, wearing a blue hat. Around these images, the text reads: “Positive exposure presents vascular birthmark portrait show, portraits of beautiful vascular birthmarks on gorgeous faces and bodies. By Celina Leroy. Raising awareness and reducing stigma. Gallery opening Saturday, January 14, 2 to 4pm.14 E 109th St, New York, NY.

November 10

Alexander Richman, MD and Charlotte Yudell, MD Lecture Series

 on Humanism and Ethics in Medicine

Lecture Series on Humanism and Ethics in Medicine

Positive Exposure Seeing Beyond Diagnosis

Thursday, November 10 6-730pm

Guggenheim Pavilion East, Hatch Auditorium 1468 Madison Avenue

Rick Guidotti – 11.10.22 invite_RSVP

October 18

Oregon Resource Association Conference: Eugene, OR

Positive Exposure Keynote and Workshop: oregonresource.org

Eugene, OR

Image Description: Multicolor Logo with the letters ORA above a photo of a man with a mustache laughing and looking into the camera.

October 11

Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics
Sarah Lawrence College  @ Positive Exposure Gallery
Description: RIck speaking to students at the Gallery.


October 12

Join us October 11-12 in Philadelphia for the ANCC Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) Summit! This inspiring and fun-filled event will be held just before the 2022 National Magnet Conference® and Pathway to Excellence Conference®.

NCPD is the catalyst to motivate nurses to fuel their professional practice and cultivate innovation. You will leave feeling empowered, engaged, and energized as part of a practice community that uses professional development to prepare nurses to drive change and achieve key results.


Image description: Shades of purple make up the background with gears fitting together.

NCPR Summit

Gold Feather Here

ANCC Accreditation

Text: Leading. Learning.

October 11-12, 2022

ANCC: American Nurses Credentialing Center

NCPD: Nurses Continuing Professional Development

September 22

We are very excited to announce our newest exhibit to celebrate our shared humanity.

Please join us, and Rick Guidotti, at a special opening event for participants and their families on Thursday September 22nd from 4:30-6pm. There will be space to ask questions and share stories about the experience working on this project together.  Feel free to share your own photos and videos of the evening using the hashtags below.

The exhibit will remain installed after Thursday for the larger community to visit until December 14th. Please tell friends, families and your communities about this project via email and social media.




When?  Wednesday, September 22nd- December 14th, 2022

Where? Brown Medical Education Building; 222 Richmond Street, Providence, RI

The gallery is open to the public Monday-Friday  8:30- 5pm.  No reservations or tickets necessary.

We are very excited about this community collaboration to raise awareness about the importance of diverse perspectives and celebrate individuality.


PRISMA & Positive Exposure




Estamos muy emocionados de anunciar nuestra mas reciente exhibición de fotos con el fin de celebrar nuestra humanidad compartida.

Únete a nosotros y a Rick Guidotti en un evento especial de apertura de la exhibición de fotos  para los participantes y sus familias el jueves 22 de septiembre de 4:30 pm a 6:00 pm. Tendremos un espacio para poder hacer preguntas y compartir historias sobre la experiencia de trabajar juntos en este proyecto. Siéntete libre de tomar sus fotos y videos durante toda la noche, y compartirlas en tus medios sociales usando los hastags abajo.

La exhibición permanecerá instalada después del jueves para que la comunidad en general pueda visitarla hasta el 14 de Diciembre. Dile a tus amigos, familiares y tu comunidad sobre este proyecto por correo electrónico y redes sociales.


September 14

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Lecture to 1st Year Medical Students


September 13

22nd  Lecture to 1st Year Medical Students at Weill Cornell Medical College. 22 Years!!


September 6

Oregon Health & Science University

Department of Dermatology: Virtual Presentation

11:45 PST

September 6-7

Achieving Equitable Oral Health for those with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Promise, A Pledge, A Plan

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Medicine

Register and More Information


September 8

California Dental Association

Simply Brilliant Art and Science of Dentistry

September 8-10

For more information

Image Description: Bright purple, green and orange logo over a woman smiling and dancing.

August 24

Lecture: TOURO University

“Diverse Perspectives on Developmental Medicine” (Virtual)


Rick Guidotti will share his journey as a fashion photographer disenchanted with the narrow parameters of the beauty standards to forming Positive Exposure, a non profit that celebrates the beauty and richness of our shared humanity.

Moebius Sundrome Foundation National Conference

Atlanta, Georgia

July 15-17, 2022

Positive Exposure July 16th All day

July 14-17


The National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation, NOAH

Experience the Magic!NOAH’s 19th National Conference

Orlando FL July 14-17 2022


July 7-9

2022 Chromosome 18 Decoded Conference San Antonio, TX

June 23 – June 28

The International 22q11.2 Family Meeting

Hosted by the 22q11.2 Society

Le Méridien Lav Hotel in Split, Croatia – On the Dalmacijan Coast

June 26 – June 28, 2022

22q Family Program

22q Family Program

June 21- 23

CCD Smiles: Conference Salt Lake City

Improving the lives of people with cleidocranial dysplasia through Connections, Awareness, Research, Education and Support.

Cleidocranial Dysplasia (CCD) is a rare condition that primarily affects the development of bones and teeth.

June 11

Virtual Presentation: 10:30 EST


Pitt Dental Medicine, in recognition of the 30th anniversary of the American Disabilities Act, and building on more than half a century of caring for individuals with special care needs, presents a three part continuing education webinar series. The course will consist of 9 hours of accredited CE Credit. This course features speakers from multiple disciplines, promoting the incorporation of special care dentistry into your practice and to highlight available community resources.


The objective of the course is to promote increased access to dental care for patients with disabilities through the education of practicing dental clinicians.

May 22 – June 10

At the Gallery: Call for an appointment


June 4

AADMD Annual Conference

Orlando, Florida + The Grand Opening toe the Special Olympic Games..

On the cover: Amanda Harrinauth is a Special Olympic Athlete, self-advocate and poet. Amanda will welcome everyone back on Day 2 and will deliver her latest poem.

(Image Description:  Beautiful young woman with brown hair and brown skin with red lipstick, closely cropped, is smiling and looking off to the right of the camera.)

Message from AADMD President, Allen Wong:

“Let me win, But if I cannot win, let me be Brave in the attempt” is the Motto of the Special Olympics Athletes.  If you read it again, it is more than just a motto but a philosophical way of thinking.  It reminds us that we should be hopeful and courageous in our lives.

As President of AADMD, I intend to bring the spirit of the Athletes of Special Olympics in being hopeful and courageous in our organization’s attempt to educate, advocate, collaborate and propagate the attitude of inclusion and improved health care for all people.  Injustice is wrong but not being courageous to help make improvements is worse.  We cannot mend all the wrongs in life but we can certainly do our part individually and collectively.

AADMD was formed to help improve interdisciplinary healthcare, improve access to care, and help end disparity of care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We invite like-minded people and organizations to join us in our cause.

Conference Agenda

May 19

Michigan Oral Health Coalition Conference, Lansing Michigan

Conference Information


The Michigan Oral Health Coalition annual conference is the place to find the latest information on oral health in Michigan. The 2022 Conference will be held May 19 and 20 at the Marriott in East Lansing. The first day, sponsored by the Delta Dental Foundation, will feature national speakers sharing best practices on dental care for people with disabilities. The second day will focus on the value of the Medicaid dental benefit to overall health as well as many innovations in oral health care.


  • Identify 3 barriers to people with disabilities accessing dental care.
  • Name 5 ways that people with disabilities can be supported to access oral health care.
  • List 3 reasons why Medicaid Adult Dental Care is important to population health.
  • Identify 3 actions that you can take to advocate for the proposed Michigan Medicaid Dental Restructure.
  • Describe 5 Oral Health Care Innovations.

What to Expect:

The opportunity to learn the latest in oral health care innovation and a change to network and collaborate with Oral Health Advocates from across the state.

Positive Exposure presentation:

Conference Link

May 10

Grand Rounds with Rick Guidotti May 10 @ 12 pm & Exhibition thru June 10 @ Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

(Image Description) Photograph of a gallery with images hanging on a wall, captions reads: “We are honored to host this empowering exhibit to help foster conversations that work to address stigma and ethical challenges surrounding people with genetic differences.”)

Photography exhibition at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center highlights beauty of people with physical differences

Lebanon, NH – A photography exhibition highlighting the beauty of people who live with physical differences due to genetic variations is currently on display at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC). “The New Faces of Genetics and Beyond” is a portrait collection from Positive Exposure, a New York-based nonprofit organization that promotes a more inclusive world through award-winning photography, films, exhibitions, lectures and educational programs. Comprised of dozens of images hanging in the main mall of DHMC, the creators of this gallery hope to contribute to creating a more compassionate, understanding, and respectful community.

“The New Faces of Genetics and Beyond” has traveled to numerous hospitals around the United States and the world, including the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and NYU Langone in New York City. The exhibition was brought to DHMC by Marianne L. Barthel, director of the Dartmouth Health arts and humanities program, working with William A. Nelson, PhD, MDiv, professor and director of the Ethics and Human Values program at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and Eleonore B. Baughan, a student at Geisel.

“Art can evoke many emotions, from joy to sadness,” Barthel said. “It can also be a tool to have uncomfortable conversations and break down stigma. Photos can give a new perspective on how we view our fellow humans. We are honored to host this empowering exhibit to help foster conversations that work to address stigma and ethical challenges surrounding people with genetic differences. Positive Exposure founder Rick Guidotti’s spectacular photography on display as part of ‘The New Faces of Genetics and Beyond’ celebrates beauty in all its diverse, magnificent forms and reminds us of our common connection: we are all human.”

The organizers have also created a series of educational events surrounding the exhibition. Some of these events include an upcoming Grand Rounds presentation with Guidotti, and a self-guided narrative medicine experience at the exhibition site developed by Kathryn B. Kirkland, MD, section chief and director of palliative care at DHMC.

“The New Faces of Genetics and Beyond” is on display at DHMC until June 10. For more information, contact Barthel at Marianne.L.Barthel@hitchcock.org or visit https://positiveexposure.org/gallery/.

Photo Caption: “The New Faces of Genetics and Beyond,” a portrait collection from Positive Exposure, is on display at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center through June 10.




Dartmouth Health, New Hampshire’s only academic health system and the state’s largest private employer, serves patients across northern New England. Dartmouth Health provides access to more than 2,000 providers in almost every area of medicine, delivering care at its flagship hospital, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, NH, as well as across its wide network of hospitals, clinics and care facilities. DHMC is consistently named the #1 hospital in New Hampshire by U.S. News & World Report, and is recognized for high performance in numerous clinical specialties and procedures. Dartmouth Health includes Dartmouth Cancer Center, one of only 51 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation, and the only such center in northern New England; Dartmouth Health Children’s, which includes the state’s only children’s hospital and multiple locations around the region; member hospitals in Lebanon, Keene and New London, NH, and Windsor, VT; and Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire; and more than 24 clinics that provide ambulatory and specialty services across New Hampshire and Vermont. Through its historical partnership with Dartmouth and the Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth Health trains nearly 400 medical residents and fellows annually, and performs cutting-edge research and clinical trials recognized across the globe with Geisel and the White River Junction VA Medical Center in White River Junction, VT. Dartmouth Health and its more than 13,000 employees are deeply committed to serving the healthcare needs of everyone in our communities, and to providing each of our patients with exceptional, personal care.


April 29

Undiagnosed Day 2022

Image Description:  A young boy against a green column, smiling into the camera.

Image DescriptionL Collage of images of young people with the words Welcome to the worldwide webinar to celebrate Undiagnosed Day April 29

Image Description: Image of 3 boys, tightly cropped on faces smiling. Caption reads: The Undiagnosed Inititiative. Aliou

Aliou is 16-year-old young man from a small village in Mali. He is a happy and kind creating lot of great energy around him. He loves breeding and playing with his goats.

June 26-28

Split, Croatia

22Q COnference

April 5

NYU College of Dentistry will host its second AHEAD Symposium — Achieving Health Equity through Access for All with Disabilities — focused on changes in policy and practice. The event will take place virtually on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon EDT, and will bring together experts in the areas of health care advocacy, access, and funding at the state and federal levels for people with disabilities.
COVID-19 created new access issues in health care, but people with disabilities have faced significant barriers to receiving care long before the pandemic. To see a dentist, people with disabilities may need to find a practice with an accessible office and a provider who is willing and prepared to see patients with disabilities. Payment can also be a barrier: while more than 10 million people with disabilities are eligible for Medicaid, many dentists do not accept it due to low reimbursement rates.
“Ensuring people with disabilities have access to compassionate, comprehensive oral health care is an important health equity goal, and we need policymakers and the oral health community at the table for these conversations,” said Charles N. Bertolami, DDS, DMedSc, the Herman Robert Fox Dean of NYU Dentistry. “We’re pleased to reconvene for our second AHEAD symposium to discuss how to both increase access for this patient population and prepare the next generation of dentists to care for them.”

March 19

The James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine

The James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine is a strong, academically progressive, financially stable institution with a committed faculty and staff that serves a uniquely talented cohort of students and patients across South Carolina. Through academic excellence, innovation and discovery, and a commitment to serving patients with the highest level of care, we are changing what’s possible in dental education.

Community Based Photography for a Permanent Exhibition on Campus.

Image Description: Large group of students all in white coats, smiling into the camera.

March 1

The RFK IDDRC’s Tenth Annual Rare Disease Day Celebration


Photographic presentation by Rick Guidotti

Rick Guidotti is an award-winning former fashion photographer who has turned his talents
to photographing individuals with genetic disorders. His photographs recognize beauty within difference and challenge the way beauty is defined. His non-profit organization, dedicated to this pursuit, is called Positive Exposure.

Please join us for a photographic presentation followed by Q&A on:

TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2022 6:00 – 7:30 PM


ASL and closed captioning will be provided

This year Rare Disease Day is being sponsored at Einstein-Montefiore by The Rose F. Kennedy Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Research Center (RFK IDDRC), The Rose F. Kennedy Children’s Evaluation & Rehabilitation Center (RFK CERC), The Rose F. Kennedy University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (RFK UCEDD), and the Einstein Student Chapter of the American Academy of Developmental Medicine & Dentistry (AADMD).

5 square  portraits on left with blue, gold and white lettering. The text is above.

February 28

RARE Disease Day: POSITIVE EXPOSURE Community wide virtual presentation

February 4

Drawing on resources from three outstanding research institutions, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health, Behavior and Society at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Bloomberg School of Public Health have collaborated to develop and support the JHU/NIH Genetic Counseling Training Program (GCTP), a competitive graduate program that addresses the growing need for genetic counseling services.

January 8

We will be launching our FRAME Film Premiere this Saturday, 8 January 10-12 ET in 3 separate zoom webinars with Q&A. We will be recording each session and will add edited session Q&A and Meet and Greet to our FRAME platform. So exciting.. Here are the links and details
Thrilled to be invited to submit Proposal. YAY!!
Saturday, January 8 Film FRAME Film Premiere
10:00-10:40 am EST
Film run time: 13 minutes, followed by Q&A
11:00-11:40 pm EST
Film run time: 14:00, followed by Q&A
12:00- 12:40 pm EST
Film run time: 11 minutes, followed by Q&A
Supported Decision Making
You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Jan 8, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: FRAME Film Premiere Supported Decision Making
Register in advance for this webinar:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Image description: FRAME in bold black letters Faces Redefining the Art of Medical Education underneath in fine black lettering, black lettering. Below, close up portraits of 3 individuals smiling an d looking into the camera, all against a white background.
Epilepsy in our Adult I/DD Community
You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Jan 8, 2022 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: FRAME Film Premiere: Epilepsy in our Adult I/DD Community
Register in advance for this webinar:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Image description: FRAME in bold black letters Faces Redefining the Art of Medical Education underneath in fine black lettering, black lettering. Below, close up portraits of 6 individuals smiling interacting with each other, all against a white background.
Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease in Adults Living With Down Syndrome
You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Jan 8, 2022 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: FRAME Film Premiere: Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease in Adults  Living With Down Syndrome
Register in advance for this webinar:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Image description: FRAME in bold black letters Faces Redefining the Art of Medical Education underneath in fine black lettering, black lettering. Below, close up portraits of 5 individuals smiling interacting with each other, all against a white background.

December 3 – 12

True Colors Film Festival featuring ON BEAUTY!

Image Description: Logo True Colors Film Festival 3-12 December, Perspectives. Below logo s an image back shot of Photographer photographing young woman against a blue and white backdrop looking into the camera. Bottom left: TRUE COLORS FESTIVAL in multicolored blocks, with the words 1 world 1 family. Bottom Right ON BEAUTY directed by Joanna Rudnick.

Yellow Background with TRUE COLORS FILM FESTIVAL 3-12 December 2021 Perspectives on left. n right is a collage of 7 images of excerpts from the featured films.

Official On Beauty Trailer.

True Colors Film Festival Trailer

Website Link

Check out this conversation:




October 8

The AADMD leadership summit: Dallas TX

American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry


December 5

About The Consortium


Organized in 2007, The Consortium provides means by which professionals and key stakeholders involved in arts education for students with disabilities in New York can share perspectives, determine needs, develop ways to meet them, deepen practice and understanding. Our purpose is to bring together constituencies that historically have not had sufficient opportunity to interact with one another, to engage them in meaningful conversation and exploration in order to ascertain barriers to and opportunities for providing quality arts education to special education students. That is, to build capacity, understanding and value, and do so as a whole – School/Arts/Home – community.

December 5th and 6th
The Consortium Conference
A Virtual Event

Connecting & Re-Connecting
Our Students, Their Families, Our Partners, Ourselves



November 30

POSITIVE EXPOSURE Presentation: 5 pm EST

The Pulse of Art:

Course Overview Course Description The Pulse of Art: Connections Between the History of Art and the History of Medicine is a unique, full-semester course that harnesses the power of significant works of art to increase the observation skills and empathic responses of medical students, physicians, and health-care providers. By organizing the course into thematic topics ranging from plague and ebola to portraiture and prosopagnosia, and recognizing historic contexts for the art and science discussed, students also gain an awareness and understanding of the trajectory of medical understanding and discovery.

November 30

About Greater New York Dental Meeting:

Welcome to the 97th Annual Greater New York Dental Meeting! We invite you to participate in one of the largest Dental Congresses in the world. At our 2019 Meeting, we hosted over 52,000 health care professionals at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center featuring over 1,600 Technical Exhibits which demonstrated the newest technology for the dental profession.

Positive Exposure presentation.

(Image description: Graphic of the head of the Statue of Liberty in white, royal blue, Navy and purple with bold lettering Greater NY Dental Meeting 2021)

September 24


HALIFAX, Nova Scotia


Friday, 24 September 2021, 4:30-5:30 PM ADT
In-person (students, staff, & faculty)
Virtual (unlimited attendance)
This year’s speaker is Rick Guidotti, founder of Positive Exposure.
Register for the virtual event.






Ondaatje Theatre
Marion McCain Arts & Social Sciences Building
6135 University Avenue

September 24



Dental Program for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Individuals with Special Health Care Needs

8:30-9:00 am: Welcome

Remarks from Dean Huja and Dr. Michelle Ziegler

9:00-10:00 am: Keynote:

Positive Exposure by Rick Guidotti

10:00-11:00 am: Orthodontic

Treatment Through the Lens of the Parent of your Patient with Intellectual Disabilities by Dr. Marc Ackerman

11:00-11:30 am: Poster:

Identifying Barriers to Access of Dental Care for Special Needs Patients During COVID-19 Pandemic by Rachael Elvis and Alexa Cox

11:30-12:00 pm: Break

12:00-1:00 pm: Welcoming Patients with Special Heath Care Needs into your Practice by Dr. Michelle Ziegler

1:00-2:00 pm: Prevention,

Caries Management and Silver Diamine Fluoride by Dr. Allen Wong

2:00-2:15 pm: Closing Remarks with Dr. Michelle Ziegler

Speaker Biographies

Rick Guidotti Rick Guidotti, an award-winning photographer, has spent the past twenty five

years collaborating internationally with nonprofit organizations, hospitals, medical schools,

educational institutions, museums, galleries, advocacy groups and communities to effect a

change in societal attitudes towards individuals living with genetic, physical, behavioral or

intellectual difference. Rick is the founder and director of POSITIVE EXPOSURE, which has

significantly impacted the field of human rights, mental health, medicine, and education by

providing new opportunities to see each individual as a human being and valued member of our society.

Dr. Ackerman specializes in the orthodontic treatment of children with dentofacial anomalies,

intellectual and physical disabilities and sleep disordered breathing. He received his DMD

from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in and his certificate in

Orthodontics from the University of Rochester-Eastman Dental Center. Dr. Ackerman later

completed his MBA in Executive Leader[1]ship at Jacksonville University Davis College of

Business as well as a Fellowship in Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School in 2014. Dr. Ackerman

is the Director of Orthodontics at Boston Children’s Hospital and teaches medical students at Harvard

Medical School and dental students/residents from Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Ziegler is an Associate Professor in the Department of Oral Rehabilitation, Director of the

Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency Program and clinical faculty of the newly

opened Special Care Dentistry Clinic at the James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine

at the Medical University of South Carolina. She graduated from the New York University

College of Dentistry, as well as receiving her BS from Columbia University and an AS in Dental

Hygiene from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine. Dr. Ziegler’s

postgraduate training includes a two year General Practice Residency at Lutheran Medical

Center in Brooklyn, NY where she was Chief Resident. She was the Director of the General Residency

Program at Lutheran Medical Center and Director of the General Practice Residency Program at Monmouth

Medical Center in New Jersey. Over the last 20 years Dr. Ziegler’s passion has been treating patient with

special needs.

Dr. Allen Wong has taught postdoctoral general dentistry for over 35 years. He currently

teaches at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry as a Professor

in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences as well as maintains a private practice in San

Francisco. He has lectured nationally and internationally in the areas of special care dentistry,

and minimally invasive dentistry. Dr. Wong is the immediate past president of The American

Academy of Developmental Medicine & Dentistry, a non-profit, membership organization of

interdisciplinary health professionals — including primary physicians, medical specialists, dentists, optometrists,

Please join us from 11:00-11:30a for the poster presentation by our 4th Year

Dental Students, Rachel Elvis (L) and Alexa Cox (R).

September 16

BEYOND Limits: Canada’s Conference for Diversity and Accessibility: 7PM EST



September 16


About this event: Canada’s Conference for Diversity and Accessibility

September 16, 5pm – 7pm CDT, 6pm – 8pm EST

We’re ready for our 2021 Fall Kick-Off Virtual Event! Join us as we welcome Rick Guidotti and Maysoon Zayid as they each present in our first virtual event this 2021-2022 year!

Target Audience

All are welcome.

Click here for more Info

September 22


IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Eight square pictures of people are across the top. They are all different ages and races. Each person is looking into the camera and smiling or laughing. In the center on a gold background, black wording reads, “POSITIVE EXPOSURE 2021 Celebration, Airing Wednesday, September 22, 7:00 PM EST, Tickets now available.” Below on a white background black wording reads, “Special Thanks to Our Sponsors and Champions for Change.” Below are logos from companies including Goldman Sachs, Myers Leadership, Cushman Wakefield, Tastemade, Patti + Ricky, Familial Dysautonomia, Morgan Lewis, Sublime Communications, Miraflex.

August 7

Biennial Family Conference

Image Description: A family of 4 Mom, Dad & 2 Children, smiling and looking into the camera.

Registration is now closed. Questions? Email us at info@clovessyndrome.org

Join us on Friday August 6th from 6-8pm EST for our opening keynote speaker and social event and Saturday August 7th from 10am to 3pm EST for our main sessions.

Our conference this year is virtual event, with activities for kids over 8 and programming for families and people with CLOVES.

Opening Keynote Speaker: Rick Guidotti of Positive Exposure

August 6


The Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) Meeting is the premier educational conference for pediatric hospitalists and other clinicians who care for hospitalized patients.

Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) Meeting

Tri-sponsored by the Academic Pediatric Association (APA), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), the PHM meeting provides an all-inclusive arrangement of educational and networking opportunities planned specifically for the pediatric hospital medicine professional. APA will be the host society for the 2021 meeting. The meeting will take place virtually from August 4 – 6, 2021. The meeting time zone is Eastern Daylight Time. Scroll down for complete information on the schedule and to register.

Join Drs. Anthony Fauci & and Lee Beers

Thursday, August 5th at 6:30pm EDT 

Join the White House’s Chief Medical Adviser, Director of NIAID, and AAP’s President, Medical Director, Community Health and Advocacy of Children’s National, to discuss the importance of vaccinating children and reopening schools safely.

Dr. Beers Headshot

Lee Beers, MD
American Academy of Pediatrics


Anthony Fauci, MD
Chief Medical Adviser, Biden Administration
Director, NIAID

Wednesday, August 4th

Leading through Adversity: This is a story of a journey that begins with tragedy and focuses on resiliency, leadership, and perhaps, inspiration

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT

Dr. Illan Alhadeff Headshot

Ilan Alhadeff, MD, MBA, SFHM, CLHM
Assistant Vice President of Medical Services and Care Management
at Boca Raton Regional Hospital

Thursday, August 5th

Structural Racism and Medicine: Moving from Awareness to Action

11:30 am – 12:30 pm EDT

Dr. Nathan Chomilo Headshot

Nathan T. Chomilo, MD
Medical Director for the State of Minnesota’s Medicaid & MinnesotaCare at the Minnesota Department of Human Services

Accelerating Patient Care and Healthcare Workforce Diversity and Inclusion

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT 

Dr. Julie Silver-min

Julie K. Silver, MD
Associate Professor, Associate Chair
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Harvard Medical School

Friday, August 6th

Positive Exposure: Seeing Beyond the Diagnosis

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT 

Rick Guidotti Headshot

Rick Guidotti
Founder and director of Positive Exposure, an innovative arts, education and advocacy organization working with individuals with genetic difference.

Dr. Priya Chandan Headshot

Priya Chandan, MD, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor in the Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Louisville School of Medicine

Dr. Corrie Harris headshot

Corrie Harris, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine

July 12

Live Virtual Presentation

11:45 EST



June 29

Presenting to 1400 Medical students @ Melbourne Medical School.

The MD Student Conference (MDSC) is a core university subject of the Doctor of Medicine (MD) Program at the Melbourne Medical School.

MDSC is entirely student-led, with over 100 students involved in its organisation, planning and execution. The annual conference is a unique and innovative step in medical education that brings together over 1400 students of all years within the Melbourne Medical School into a setting akin to what they will experience in their future as medical professionals, in order to explore facets of medicine that are not covered by their MD curriculum.

7:00- 8:00 EST

June 16

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Black and white backgrounds separated by a thin blue line. White font on the left reads Positive Exposure Connects, Facebook LIVE with Rick Guidotti, #BetterTogether, positiveexposure.org. Purple font on the right reads Little People of America on Fashion and Beauty, Laura Casados, Becky Curran Kekula, Jillian Curwin, Lauren Humphries, Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 3:15 PM ET. Two images are below. Left image shows a short-statured gentleman with glasses and  dark skin walking on a bridge. He is smiling and wearing a gray shirt, gray shorts, denim jacket and tennis shoes. Right image shows four short-statured people walking on a fashion runway with purple and blue curtains and lighting behind them. All are smiling and wearing dressy attire.


June 11

31st Annual Conference on Medical Care for People with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

Thursday, June 10, 20219:00 amFriday, June 11, 20219:00 am
9:30 – 10:30 Keynote Presentation

Faces Redefining the Art of Medical Education (FRAME): Visual Arts Advancing Education and Training in Healthcare for Individuals with IDD

Speakers: Seth Keller, M.D., Neurology Associates of South Jersey and Past-President, American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD) and Rick Guidotti, Founder and CEO, Positive Exposure Productions, Inc.

Often health care practitioners do not receive significant education and training about the health issues and concerns facing those with IDD. Training that is typically provided is usually very academic, clinical and sterile in its mode of presentation. Rick Guidotti and Positive Exposure has developed a unique visual arts project that has been crafted towards healthcare practitioners in training; Project FRAME (Faces Redefining the Art of Medical Education). This presentation by Rick Guidotti as well as by Seth Keller MD will review a new Project FRAME effort focusing on persons with epilepsy and early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in adults with Down syndrome, as well as Supported Decision Making.

June 13

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Left side has a black background with white wording that reads “POSITIVE EXPOSURE Connects, Facebook LIVE with Rick Guidotti, #BetterTogether, Sunday 13 June 2021, 9:00 AM ET, positiveexposure.org. A thick red line is between the black background and a white background on the right. Red and gold wording on the white background reads “Doctors with Albinism celebrate June 13 International Albinism Awareness Day Strength Beyond All Odds. A matrix of nine square images are below the words showing nine individuals participating in a video conference call.

June 10

POSITIVE EXPOSURE Connects, Thursday, June 10, 2021, 2:00 PM ET

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Black background on the left with wording in white that reads “POSITIVE EXPOSURE Connects, Facebook Live with Rick Guidotti, #BetterTogether, Thursday, June 10, 2021, 2:00 PM ET, positiveexposure.org” A thin blue bar separates the black background on the left and the white background on the right. Wording in blue at the top reads “Larry P. Johnson, Radio & Television Broadcaster, Motivational Speaker, Author, Step inside my world as a blind child, teenager and young adult growing up in Chicago some 70 years ago, Larry P. Johnson.” Three images at the bottom from left to right — (1) Black and white book cover with a man wearing dark glasses sitting at a desk, (2) an older gentleman wearing dark glasses and a suit pleasantly looking towards the camera, (3) book cover with a pink background, a young boy sits on top of planet earth.

May 22

Filming About Beauty with myFace and Make-Up ARTIST, Naomi.

myFace is a non-profit organization dedicated to changing the faces – and transforming the lives – of children and adults with facial differences.

Image Description: Pink and blue lettering for myFace Logo, Changing Faces, Transforming Lives.

Close up Photograph of young lady with big smile, brown skin and blond and gold and green dyed curly hair.)

May 23


20th Street Location.

May 22


Featuring Austin Halls Live

(Image Description: Bold White lettering on Black background Logo The LOUNGE Positive Exposure Featuring Austin Halls Live. Photo of Austin sitting in a chair hand in his hair and face in profile,  in front of colorful Wall with graphic shapes and the word love in many languages)

Saturday, May 22, 2-4pm EST

Virtual Concert

INSTAGRAM LIVE @PositiveExposure

Austin strives to incorporate his degree in psychology, his story, and his music to promote loving yourself and overcoming any obstacles.


April 21

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Office of Continuing Medical Education


April 21

PCOM Tetrasomy 18 FRAME

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: White and black backgrounds. Logos for POSITIVE EXPOSURE, FRAME, PCOM and the Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society are on the left side. A matrix of 18 screenshots from a ZOOM call is on the upper right. The participants are each looking at the computers’ cameras. Several are wearing headphones. On the lower right side, wording in white font on a black background reads, “ You’re invited to join POSITIVE EXPOSURE for the premier of our FRAME Film: Faces Redefining the Art of Medical Education, Tetrasomy 18 in FRMAE, created by PCOM Students & families from the Chromosome 18 Registry & Research Society, Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 7:00 PM EST, Virtual ZOOM Meeting, LINK to follow.

March 26

E Case Western PE PEARLS In Our Own Words 03.26.2021

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A white background with black font. Four square pictures are on the left. Two guys and two young woman. All are smiling. Wording on the right reads In Our Own Words PEARLS Ambassadors & Youth Advocacy, Friday, March 26, 1:00-2:00 PM EST, Join Rick Guidotti of Positive Exposure as he chats with Andrew Burbank, Kelsey Ferrill, Austin Halls and Amy Hansen, young ambassadors who are changing people’s perspectives with their honesty, thoughtfulness, and humor. They will discuss their own journeys and share what inspires them to speak out. FREE and open to the community. Registration required. Two logos are at the bottom — Case Western Reserve University and POSITIVE EXPOSURE.


March 24

MS Genetic Counseling Program: FRAME Workshop

Boston University campus

About The BU Genetic Counseling Program: 

The BU Genetic Counseling Program is committed to providing high-quality training through dynamic coursework, dedicated mentoring, diverse fieldwork and innovative learning experiences to develop motivated genetic counselors to meet the needs of an expanding landscape in genetics and genomics. The primary objective of the Master of Science Degree Program in Genetic Counseling is to educate graduate students in the core concepts of human genetics and counseling. Our focus is to provide students with the appropriate knowledge, experience and mentoring to become competent, sensitive and motivated genetic counselors. This is accomplished through a variety of educational experiences including coursework, clinical training, research project preparation and supplementary activities such as case conferences, grand rounds, journal clubs and seminars.

March 22

PREMIERE Costello in FRAME Film Virtual Production

March 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Danielle & Katie Slawitschek for making this happen. OUR AMAZING COSTELLO FAMILIES

Medical Advisor: Karen W. Gripp, MD

Medical students:
Mary Sun: Yale School of Medicine
Silpa Tadavarthy: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Alejandro Vega: SUNY Downstate

Image Description: FRAME Logo FRAME in capital letters, the A is much thinner that the other bold letters. Underneath it reads: Faces Redefining the Art of Medical Education

March 21


Sunday, 21 March at 3:OO PM EST


March 21 is #WorldDownsyndromeDay! To celebrate we’ll be having a great conversation with GiGi’s Playhouse NYC and people who are living with Down syndrome. We hope you can hang out with us for a little while on Sunday afternoon! Can’t wait to see everyone!!!!!

#PositiveExposure #BetterTogether #ChangeHowYouSee #SeeHowYouChange #FacebookLIVE #WDSD #WDSD2021 #CrazySocks #GiGisPlayhouse

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Background of black on left side and white on the right. Wording on the left is in white font and reads POSITIVE EXPOSURE Connects, Facebook Live with Rick Guidotti, 3:00 PM EST Sunday 21 March. In the middle is a vertical row of four images. All are smiling and looking in the camera. They are different ages and races. On the right is white and black font and reads Celebrating World Down syndrome Awareness Day, POSITIVE EXPOSURE Connects will host a conversation with GiGi’s Playhouse and others who are living with Down syndrome. A logo for GiGi’s Playhouse in at the bottom middle with bright colors.

March 17


March is #BrainInjuryAwareness month. On Wednesday, 17 March at 2:OO PM EST, Rick will be having a roundtable discussion on #FacebookLIVE with five people who have experienced brain injury along with the challenges, stigmas and resilience. Please join us!

#PositiveExposure #BetterTogether#ChangeHowYouSee #SeeHowYouChange#BrainInjury

Brain Injury Association of America

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Black, white and blue background. On the left side wording reads, “POSITIVE EXPOSURE Connects, Facebook LIVE with Rick Guidotti, 2:00 PM EST Wednesday 17 March, Facebook LIVE, #BetterTogether. On the right there are six square images of people who are all ages and races who are looking into the camera and smiling. Wording at the top reads, “Brain Injury Awareness.” A round green and blue logo for MORE THAN MY BRAIN INJURY is at the bottom.

March 18


Virtual Positive Exposure Presentation: 10 – 10:35  EST

“Cochrane summarizes the findings so people making important decisions – you, your doctor, the people who write medical guidelines – can use unbiased information to make difficult choices without having to first read every study out there…”
Sifting the evidence, The Guardian, 14 September 2016

Cochrane produces systematic reviews of primary research in human health care and policy.

Image description: Cochrane logo, 2 dark blue half circled separated blue vertical line and horizontal dashes with the words Cochrane Skin: Trusted evidence. Informed decisions. Better health.

Bottom image: Dark clue background with head and shoulder silhouettes connected by thin white lines. Words read: Cochrane Skin Annual Meeting. Free Registration Click Here to register

March 4

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Virtual Lecture: 3-4pm

For more than a century, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) has trained highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners and behavioral scientists who practice a “whole person” approach—treating people, not just symptoms.

March 3


Uniformed Services University’s Mission:

The mission of USU is to support the readiness of America’s Warfighter and the health and well-being of the military community by educating and developing uniformed health professionals, scientists and leaders; by conducting cutting-edge, military-relevant research, and by providing operational support to units around the world.

February 28


Let’s Celebrate RARE together with POSITIVE EXPOSURE Connects, Rick and friends from around the Globe.. Cant wait to see you Sunday @ 12pm EST on #FacebookLive

Image description: A silhouette of a human figure with arms raised surrounded by colorful fingers splayed wide like sunbeams.
Image Description: Zoom screen shot featuring computer screens of 10 friends from Canada, UK, Ireland, Sweden and US.. + Rick
Image Description: Zoom screen shot featuring computer screens of 10 friends from Canada, UK, Ireland, Sweden and US making the RARE logo with splayed fingers + Rick with photographing.

February 25

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Black background with words reading “POSITIVE EXPOSURE Connects, Facebook LIVE with Rick Guidotti” on the left side. A picture of a woman is below. She has shoulder length brown hair and is smiling while looking into the camera. On the right is a white background with words reading “Understanding Audio Description Narrative, 3:OO PM EST, February 25TH, Facebook LIVE, POSITIVE EXPOSURE Connects talks with Michele Spitz, womanofherword.com, Michele delivers the specilized VoiceOver style required for audio and video descriptions. This service makes media and images accessible to those with visual impairments and helps create a world of inclusion and equity.” An image on the lower right shows a pair of white headphones with a iPhone between the earphones. The iPhone projects an image of a man and woman both with dark hair in a tight embrace. The letters AD are at the top of iPhone. 

February 22

CORNELL Pre-Med Students

Virtual Presentation: 5:30 pm EST

February 10

Positive Exposure presentation to General Student body +Health Care Providers in Training

2pm -4pm VIRTUAL

February 4

POSITIVE EXPOSURE Connects with Xian Horn and Friends.

Thursday, February 4th @ 12 PM EST

We can’t wait for our conversation with the beautiful and vivacious

Xian Horn and friends this week!!!! It will surround a timely discussion about disability and representation in the mainstream beauty industry. Looking forward to “seeing” all of our friends later this week!
IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Black, blue and white background. Wording reads “POSITIVE EXPOSURE Connects, Is the Beauty Industry Glossing Over Disability?” Picture of a young woman looking into the camera and smiling. She is holding two ski poles. Other picture is an image of art of a black woman surrounded by flowers, makeup brush sitting in a wheelchair.

Link to Allure Magazine Article



January 28

Thursday, January 28 @ 12 pm EST
Celebrating Marfan Syndrome Awareness Month!! http://marfan.org
Join POSITIVE EXPOSURE and the Amazing Marfan Syndrome
Image description:
1) Black and red background with white font that reads “POSITIVE EXPOSURE Connects, 28 January, Celebrating Marfan syndrome Awareness Month. Five images at the bottom with people looking into the camera and smiling. (2) Matrix of 25 square images. All individuals are looking at the camera and laughing or smiling.

January 20

Center for Persons with Disabilities Presentation Series and VIRTUAL POSITIVE EXPOSURE WednesdayJanuary 20th at 5:30-7:00pm



March 18


The Group aims to accept for review any aspect of skin disease management which it feels will be of value to professionals or to lay people with an interest in skin disease. It will thus accept all randomized controlled trials of interventions relevant to the prevention of skin disease, the treatment and management of established skin disease, and the prevention of complications of skin diseases. This includes alternative/complementary treatments.

About Conference


March 3

POSITIVE EXPOSURE Lecture/ Workshop: Uniformed Services University Bethesda, MD

The F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine is traditional in many ways, but it has unique tenets that make it a special place. Among its singular features is a curriculum that places special emphasis on military and public health medicine. This foundation prepares students for the important roles they will take on as uniformed physicians. Our program melds the study of basic science, the clinical practice of medicine and military leadership training to produce innovative doctors. This signature blend of education and training distinguishes USU as a leader among institutions of learning.

Their motto, “Learning to Care for Those in Harm’s Way.”

About the Medical School

February 10

MS Genetic Counseling Program:

POSITIVE EXPOSURE Presentation + launch of PEARLS ambassadors initiative

Boston University campus

Mission Statement and Objective

The BU Genetic Counseling Program is committed to providing high-quality training through dynamic coursework, dedicated mentoring, diverse fieldwork and innovative learning experiences to develop motivated genetic counselors to meet the needs of an expanding landscape in genetics and genomics. The primary objective of the Master of Science Degree Program in Genetic Counseling is to educate graduate students in the core concepts of human genetics and counseling. Our focus is to provide students with the appropriate knowledge, experience and mentoring to become competent, sensitive and motivated genetic counselors. This is accomplished through a variety of educational experiences including coursework, clinical training, research project preparation and supplementary activities such as case conferences, grand rounds, journal clubs and seminars.

January 20

The NEW Center for Persons with Disabilities

POSITIVE EXPOSURE virtual presentation: 5:30 – 7:30 pm

The Care Center for Persons with Disabilities is a one-of-a-kind enterprise dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with all forms of disability. World-wide, people of all ages live with physical or intellectual disabilities either developmental or acquired as they age. Their quality of life is lower by virtue of the lack of well-trained dental practitioners as well as a shortage of facilities capable of delivering necessary care.

Approximately 3,500-square-feet on the second floor of the School’s Robert Schattner Center has been allocated to create the Center, a space that is specifically designed for patients with disabilities. The Personalized Care Suite, the patient care portion of the Center, features 12 operatories, all of which accommodate wheelchairs. There is also a room outfitted with hover dental chairs and at least one room accommodates patients on a gurney. In addition, a stimulation room with low lighting and sound baffling will serve patients with sensory sensitivities. All students will gain direct experience treating patients in the Center and will be expertly trained to handle the unique needs of people with sensory impairments, behavioral problems, psychosocial issues, and other conditions requiring sensitive and comprehensive handling.

For more info

December 3

Aptima: Corporate presentation. 12:00 (noon) – 1:00pm VIRTUAL

For 25 years, Aptima’s mission has been to improve and optimize performance in mission-critical, technology-intensive settings. We apply deep expertise in how humans think, learn, and perform to today’s challenges. Whether for fighter pilots functioning in the cockpit, medical staff in the ICU, or teams collaborating across distributed networks, our solutions help measure, assess, inform, and augment human performance in defense, intel, aviation, law enforcement, and healthcare.

Aptima’s capabilities:

  • Ensure the synergy of humans operating within complex organizations
  • Enhance productivity and insight through human-AI teaming, unobtrusive measurement, data analytics, and intelligent interfaces
  • Accelerate learning, training, and readiness for the mission at hand—and what’s next

Image description: APTIMA Logo with Human Centered Engineering

Silhouette of head in profile with 2 round gears in groove on dark blue with the words THE HUMAN is the last frontier for innovation in the age of technology.

November 28

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Black background. POSITIVE EXPOSURE logo in upper left corner. Wording reads POSITIVE EXPOSURE Connects, November 28, Facebook LIVE. A Conversation with Kieran O’Brien Kern: Diversability Project Manager, Writer, Speaker

Saturday 11:00 am EST

2 circular images with Kieran and her 2 daughters, diversability Logo joins the Images.

Image 1 Kieran in purple and white print top and daughters are in maroon tops

Image 2: Kieran in dark grey and  purple printed top and daughters wearing pink solid and printed sweaters.

November 21

Join us on #FacebookLIVE tomorrow (Saturday, 21 November) at 11:00 AM EST for a conversation with our great friend

Aine Lawlor who lives in Dublin, Ireland. We’ll be talking about #22q and celebrating #22qAwareness Month.
Image Descriptions: 1) A girl with brown hair and eyes is looking into the camera and smiling. She is wearing a blue shirt. 2) Logo for 22q Awareness Month in gray, white and red. 3) Positive Exposure Connects image with black background and white wording which reads Celebrating 22q Awareness Month, A conversation with Aine Lawlor, Dublin, Ireland, 11:00 AM EST.

November 17

Virtual presentation to Neurogene

Neurogene is accelerating development of new genetic medicines to people with neurological diseases and their families.

November 14

We can’t wait for our next POSITIVE EXPOSURE Connects which will take place this Saturday, November 14 at 10:00 AM EST on #FacebookLIVE! Don’t miss this incredibly cool project and display of art!!!!! 10:00 am EST
IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Black background. POSITIVE EXPOSURE logo in upper left corner. Wording reads POSITIVE EXPOSURE Connects, November 14, Facebook LIVE. The Bigger Plans Project, 10:00 AM EST, Starring Zazel. Image of black women at the bottom smiling and looking up.

November 4

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine: 3 Day Student Elective


October 7, 2020

October 21, 2020

November 4, 2020

Department of Medical Humanities


Positive Exposure (PE) and its film program, FRAME (Faces Redefining the Art of Medical Education) weaves critical medical information, with personal and lived experiences, for healthcare professionals in training, clinicians, families and communities. Each film, 8-12 minutes in length, provides a greater understanding of the most commonly seen diagnoses by demonstrating hallmark characteristics of a particular condition, while modeling an attitude of respect for the humanity of the patients.  

 This elective will provide students with the opportunity to participate in the creation of a Positive Exposure FRAME (Faces Redefining the Art of Medical Education) film. In Phase 1, Students will explore partnerships with specialists and advocacy organizations, the research process, prompt development and interview techniques. In Phase 2, students will participate in a virtual forum that will enable students to ask questions of specialists and an advocacy group, as well as interview individuals and families living with a particular genetic condition. In Phase 3, students will examine transcripts and a rough film edit of virtual interviews, and discuss the pertinent details to be included in the final film.

November 2

Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics: Positive Exposure Lecture


October 31


This will be an amazing and lively conversation with our friends from

A Children’s House for the Soul, Inc.
on #FacebookLIVE this Saturday, October 31 at 11:OO AM EST. A Children’s House for the Soul works with kids and their families that have skin diseases or birthmarks and by providing social, emotional and spiritual support.
Can’t wait to “see” everyone on Saturday!!!!!
IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Square photo with black background. POSITIVE EXPOSURE in the upper left corner. Wording reads POSITIVE EXPOSURE Connects, October 31. A Children’s House for the Soul, 11:OO AM EST. Three square images are at the bottom — from left to right: A young African American boy wearing an orange shirt, logo for A Children’s House for the Soul, a young girl is smiling and looking into the camera. She is wearing a blue tank top.



October 29

PDF: Oct-29-2020-Grand-Rounds-Rick-Guidotti

University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine


GRAND ROUNDS Thursday, Oct 29th, 2020 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Rick Guidotti


Seeing Beyond Diagnosis

Rick Guidotti, an award winning photographer, has spent the past twenty years collaborating internationally with non profit organizations, hospitals, medical schools, educational institutions, advocacy groups and communities to promote a more inclusive and compassionate world where ALL differences are understood and celebrated. Guidotti’s work has been published in newspapers, magazines, and journals as diverse as Elle, GQ, People, the American Journal of Medical Genetics, The Lancet, Spirituality and Health, the Washington Post, New York Times, Atlantic Monthly and LIFE Magazine. Rick is the founder and director of POSTIVE EXPOSURE, an innovative arts, advocacy, and education organization which utilizes the visual arts to celebrate human diversity, inclusive of ethnicity, religion, age, ability, learning style, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation. POSTIVE EXPOSURE has significantly

impacted the field of human rights, mental health, medicine, and education by providing new opportunities to see each individual as a human being and valued member of our society.


  • Describe the social and psychological experiences of people of all ages and ethno cultural heritages living with genetic, physical, behavioral and cognitive conditions.
  • Discuss ways to best meet the needs of children and families with, or at risk for a genetic disorder.
  • Explore opportunities to see each individual living with a genetic difference first and foremost as a human being with his/her own special needs, rather than as a specific diagnosis/disease entity.

October 28

Lecture to Osteopathic Medicine (DO) program.

About Touro California: Touro California is a graduate institution under the Touro Colleges and Universities System. Our campus is located in Vallejo, California on Mare Island, which is historically the site of the first Navy installation on the West Coast. Our school offers professional programs in the fields of Health Sciences, Public Health, and Education. The many graduate programs include Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacy, Physician’s Assistant, and Nursing. 

October 26

Virtual Lecture at the Museum Of Tolerance Professional Development for California Educators

Masterclass: Empowering Students Living with Disabilities in the Classroom

Self Acceptance = Self Esteem = Self Advocacy

6pm ET / 3pm PT –

October 21


October 7, 2020

October 21, 2020

November 4, 2020

Department of Medical Humanities


Positive Exposure (PE) and its film program, FRAME (Faces Redefining the Art of Medical Education) weaves critical medical information, with personal and lived experiences, for healthcare professionals in training, clinicians, families and communities. Each film, 8-12 minutes in length, provides a greater understanding of the most commonly seen diagnoses by demonstrating hallmark characteristics of a particular condition, while modeling an attitude of respect for the humanity of the patients.  

 This elective will provide students with the opportunity to participate in the creation of a Positive Exposure FRAME (Faces Redefining the Art of Medical Education) film. In Phase 1, Students will explore partnerships with specialists and advocacy organizations, the research process, prompt development and interview techniques. In Phase 2, students will participate in a virtual forum that will enable students to ask questions of specialists and an advocacy group, as well as interview individuals and families living with a particular genetic condition. In Phase 3, students will examine transcripts and a rough film edit of virtual interviews, and discuss the pertinent details to be included in the final film.

October 22

You won’t want to miss our conversation tomorrow (Thursday, October 22) at 2:00 PM EST on #FacebookLIVE with our great friend Marco Santini! We’ll also have an exciting reveal of the amazing gift he has created for our community that is beyond beautiful!!! Can’t wait to “see” everyone tomorrow!
IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Square image with a black background. White and yellow lettering. POSITIVE EXPOSURE logo in upper left corner. Wording reads: POSITIVE EXPOSURE Connects, October 22, Love Displayed Through Art, Marco Santini, 2:00 PM EST. Image on lower right of a man who has dark hair and is looking into the camera. He is sitting on scaffolding next to a painted wall.
Award-winning NYC-based artist, fashion designer, photographer and inventor who draws inspiration from inclusion, positivity and language.

October 20

Penn State College of Medicine

1st Year Medical Student Lecture

October 17

Virtual Hand Sewing Workshop: FREE

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Time: 12-1pm EST

Venue: Online via Zoom

No. of Participants 10-15


Have you ever wanted to explore hand stitching and felt nervous picking up that needle? Did you ever wonder if you could explore stitching in a non-traditional way? This is an introductory workshop on hand sewing in which we will just learn one or two stitches and explore the endless possibilities they can offer.  Working with needles and threads can seem hard or out of reach but together we can make it easy and within reach.

Join me for this workshop to explore non-traditional ways of exploring stitching to create something interesting or simply engage with your hands and connect with our beautiful and rich community.

Supplies you will need:

Supplies You Will Need Click Here for Word Doc

Supplies you will need Click Here for PDF

About Sugandha Gupta

Textile Artist/ Maker/ Designer/ Disability Advocate/ Educator

W: https://sugandhainhere.wixsite.com/website

I: https://www.instagram.com/sugandha.in.here/

Image Description: Portrait of young woman with pale skin and light blond/white hair with nose ring and red lipstick, smiling into the camera. She is wrapped in light beige and almost white textiles around her neck and shoulders.

October 15

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Black Background with white font. POSITIVE EXPOSURE logo is in the upper left corner. POSITIVE EXPOSURE Connects, October 15. Facebook Live with Rick Guidotti. A Conversation with Wheelchair Traveling. 2:00 PM EST. Three square images below. Each image shows a girl in a wheelchair smiling in different outdoor or city locations. 

October 13

Corporate Presentation:

Enterprise Diversity & Inclusion


October 7

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine: 3 Day Student Elective

October 7, 2020

October 21, 2020

November 4, 2020

Department of Medical Humanities


Positive Exposure (PE) and its film program, FRAME (Faces Redefining the Art of Medical Education) weaves critical medical information, with personal and lived experiences, for healthcare professionals in training, clinicians, families and communities. Each film, 8-12 minutes in length, provides a greater understanding of the most commonly seen diagnoses by demonstrating hallmark characteristics of a particular condition, while modeling an attitude of respect for the humanity of the patients.  

 This elective will provide students with the opportunity to participate in the creation of a Positive Exposure FRAME (Faces Redefining the Art of Medical Education) film. In Phase 1, Students will explore partnerships with specialists and advocacy organizations, the research process, prompt development and interview techniques. In Phase 2, students will participate in a virtual forum that will enable students to ask questions of specialists and an advocacy group, as well as interview individuals and families living with a particular genetic condition. In Phase 3, students will examine transcripts and a rough film edit of virtual interviews, and discuss the pertinent details to be included in the final film.

September 29

Cornell University: Cameradery Photography Club Lecture: Cameradery



September 24TH, 2O2O, at 7:OO PM EST

POSITIVE EXPOSURE’s Virtual Gala will take place on September 24, 2O2O, at 7PM EST. We are so excited! Make your plans now to join us and a lot of our great friends from around the globe!

We’ll be honoring Judith Heumann with the POSITIVE EXPOSURE “Spirit of Change” Award, and there will be some other incredible surprises! It will be an AMAZING evening!!!!!

Be sure we have your email so you can receive invites and reminders! To send us your information, click on the LINK: positiveexposure.org/connect-with-us/

Special thanks to our sponsors — Netflix, Travelers Insurance, Third Eye Motion Picture Company, Vacant Light and Betsy Myers – Myers Leadership

#PositiveExposure #BetterTogether #ChangeHowYouSee#SeeHowYouChange #VirtualGala #SaveTheDave #CripCamp

IMAGE: Black background with white and gold lettering. Five pictures of our friends looking in the camera and smiling with the words Change How You See written on each picture. Wording: Save the Date. Virtual Gala. 7PM EST September 24th, 2O2O. Gala Chair – Beth Edwards Harris, Honoree – Judith Heumann, international disability rights activist, author of BEING HEUMANN, featured in Netflix film CRIP CAMP. We need your email – To receive an invite and participate in our event, we need your email. Click to connect with us. For registration, sponsorship, or other information, please contact Lisa Johnson, Director of Development at Positive Exposure, 914.420.6283, lisa@positiveexposure.org. Sponsored by Netflix, Travelers Insurance, Third Eye Motion Picture Company, Vacant Light, Myers Leadership. Positive Exposure 2O2O Gala.



September 19

The Doctor’s Role in Improving Healthcare for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities:

A Virtual Conference for Saskatchewan Physicians

Saturday, Sept. 19th, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Virtual Presentation: Panel

Saskatchewan Family Medicine Conference

The panelists will be introduced in the following order:

  1. Rick Guidotti
  2. Priya Chandan
  3. Matt Holder
  4. Ian Casson
  5. Michael Lavis

Panelists Bios

September 10

Virtual Lecture.

Physician Assistant Program Presbyterian College.

POSITIVE EXPOSURE Connects August 26

We are BEYOND excited to have a conversation with internationally-renowned artist, David Marchi, tomorrow on #FacebookLIVE at 2:00 PM EST!!!!!

David’s passion for painting was the direct result of a broken back from a boating accident in 2015.

Prior to this, David never painted.

In 2019, he was diagnosed by Dr. Darold Treffert with Acquired Savant Syndrome. This is where dormant savant skills emerge after a spinal or brain injury or disease in previously non-disabled persons.

Today, David’s life is his painting.

He is currently studying under Larry Poons and Peter Bonner at the Art Students League in New York City and

has traveled to Hamburg, Berlin, Paris, Sao Paulo and London to paint with other artists.

His work is collected world-wide and is currently being critiqued by Pulitzer prize and New York Magazine art critic, Jerry Saltz.

Through his art, he supports Positive Exposure, The Human Rights Campaign, and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation.

IMAGE: Black background with with lettering. POSITIVE EXPOSURE logo reading “Change How You See, See How You Change” in upper left corner. POSITIVE EXPOSURE Conencts, August 26, Facebook LIVE with Rick Guidotti, #BetterTogether in upper right corner. Wednesday – A Conversation with David Marchi an Internationally-renowned Artist, Acquired Savant Syndrome, Post-traumatic Growth, Mental Health Advocate, 2:00 PM EST. Three square images are at the bottom (from left to right) An abstract painting in greens and blues. A man standing in from of a painting wearing a baseball cap and white shirt. His arms are folded, and he is looking into the camera and smiling. An abstract painting with reds, greens, yellow and blues.

#PositiveExposure #ChangeHowYouSee #SeeHowYouChange #MentalHealth #SavantSyndrome #BornThisWay #LadyGaga #NYTimes #NYAchitectualDigest #Art

POSITIVE EXPOSURE Connects August 18-20

POSITIVE EXPOSURE Connects August 3-5

Tuesday, August 3rd @ 2pm ET Living in the Light, Levi Gershkowitz, Founder and CEO, Jeff Reinhardt, Head of Advocacy, Living in the Light | I Stay Home for Rare Initiative.

Thursday: August 5th @ 2 pm ET Art and Disabilities with Sugandha Gupta, Textile Artist and Designer | Disability Advocate.

IMAGE: A bright green background with black font. Change How You See, See How You Change black and white logo in the upper left corner. Positive Exposure Connects August 3 and 5, Facebook LIVE with Rick Guidotti, #BetterTogether. Tuesday – Living in the Light, Levi Gershkowitz, Founder and CEO, Jeff Reinhardt, Head of Advocacy, Living in the Light | I Stay Home for Rare Initiative, 2:OO PM EST. A picture with an African American woman wearing glasses, smiling and a young child with oxygen tubing is on the right. Thursday – Art and Disabilities, Sugandha Gupta, Textile Artist and Designer | Disability Advocate, 2:OO PM EST. A picture of a woman with light blond/white hair is looking into camera and smiling is on the right.

POSITIVE EXPOSURE Connects July 28.29.30

Top left:

CHANGE HOW YOU SEE, SEE HOW YOU CHANGE white type, black background

Top Right:

July 28-30
Facebook Live with Rick Guidott

TUESDAY: July 28 @4pm ET

The Superhero Project
Lisa Kollins and Nikki Montgomery
Creating Joy 1 character at a time.
Superhero Logo in gold and blue, graphic shape resembles person with hands on hips.

WEDNESDAY: July 29 @8pm ET

Sunshine Troupe, Australia
Giving voice to people with disabilities through dance and performance.
Three dances in dance poses, wearing black, white and red clothes.

THURSDAY: July 30 @4pmET

All things ADA & Accessibility

Quemuel Aroyo, Xian Horn, Becky Curran Kekula, Jessica Murray
Image of 3 women smiling in camera. Middle person, in a wedding dress.

POSITIVE EXPOSURE Connects July 21-24

Tuesday July 21@ 2pm ET

Building Parent Connections with Michelle O’Connor and Sheila Adamo



Wednesday July 22@ 11am ET

Helen Rose Kalia Jacobs, UK and Family

Self Love Architect, Author, Media Personality, Public Speaker, Nutritional Fusion Chef & Musician. International Woman of the Year.

Thursday July 23@ 2pm ET

Outside Voices: Poetry Reading.

“We are smooth and soft like ice cream on a hot day.”

“We are a collective of poets with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our normal might not be your normal. We occupy new dimensions. We are about advocacy, empowerment, out-of-the-box-thinking and disability pride. We chose our name because we believe that VOICES from the OUTSIDE deserve to be heard. We believe in access. We will not use our quiet, inside voices to get your attention.

Friday July 24 @4pm ET

Giving Voice to the rare disease community through filmmaking.

Emmy Nominated: Joanna Rudnick

Director Producer, Kartemquin Films ON BEAUTY.

Joanna made her directorial debut with In the Family, a deeply personal story about coming to terms with having a mutation in one of the breast cancer (BRCA) genes.


July 14 & 16 POSITIVE EXPOSURE Connects

Tuesday July 14: 2pm

Introducing Filmmakers with a unique perspective. Reed Smith, Filmmaker: Graduate of the School of Visual Arts’ MFA Program.

With: Erik Spink & Amitabh Joshi FRAME Film TEAM/ Vacant Light/ Professors, School of VisualArts

Image: Young man in blue shirt with video camera filming lunch on table while seated student with scarf  in her hair looks on.

Thursday July 16: 2pm

Advocate for Authentic Casting on Stage & Screen. Christine Bruno; Actor, teaching artist, activist, disability consultant.

Image: Portrait of young woman with short hair, bright eyes, slight smile looking right into the lens of the camera.

July 7 and 8 POSITIVE EXPOSURE Connects

July 7th

Tuesday: 2pm ET

Janet LaBreck: Activist and Advocate

Former Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), within the United States Department of Education.

July 8th

Wednesday: 2pm Progressive Visions Photos Club and West Farm

(Printed on a bright yellow background with Change How You See, See How You Change logo in left hand corner. Image of Janet: African American Woman with curly dark hair white blouse and Navy sport jacket. Very elegant. Next photo for photography club, group shot of 4 people, 3 men and 1 woman. Everyone is looking into the camera and smiling.)


POSITIVE EXPOSURE Connects Week of June 30th

Two great interviews for this week on #FacebookLIVE to discuss#Marfansyndrome with @dominoe44 (Dominga Noe) and the #ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Be sure to join us today (Tuesday) and Thursday for some great conversations!
(Image: Square image with blue background with black and white wording — Positive Exposure Connects, June 30-July 2, Advocacy for Marfan Syndrome, Tuesday at 2:00 PM EST with a picture of a smiling girl with brown hair and glasses; The Art of Creating an Exhibition Celebrating the Americans with Disabilities Act with a picture showing the back of a girl wearing an orange shirt that reads “advocacy, diversity, acceptance,” Thursday at 3:00 PM EST)

POSITIVE EXPOSURE Connects June 23 – 26

23rd Tuesday: 4pm ET

Little People of America Make the World Your Runway

Chat Fashion with Becky Curran Kekula and Lauren Humphries



24th Wednesday: 2pm ET

World Vitiligo Day

Chat with Diane Tribbit & Friends

Houston Vitiligo Awareness Movement



25th Thursday: 2pm ET

Donna Walton

Divas with Disabilities Project

Zazel Chavah-O’Garra

Founder and Artistic Director, ZCO Project


26th Friday: 2pm

Quemuel Arroyo

Appointed by the Mayor to serve on the Surface Transportation Committee which is helping plan for the reopening of NYC post Covid.

Former Chief Accessibility Specialist of New York City Department of Transportation



June 16 Tuesday 2pm

Avi Golden Aphasia Advocacy

June 17, Wednesday 2 pm

Tiffany A. Yu, Founder of Diversability

Marcela Maranon: Journey of a Brave Woman

 June 18, Thursday 12pm (noon)

Anita Hollander: Actress, Singer, Songwriter, Director, Teacher

June 18 Thursday 4pm

Myself My World launch

June19, Friday @3pm

Mem Nahadr an American performance artist and multi-octave vocalist , author, composer, poet, filmmaker, and human rights activist

June 9-13 POSITIVE EXPOSURE Connects:

May 26-30

Tuesday May 26 2 pm

 Christie Falco

Lawyer, advocate for people living with albinism & cancer survivor

Wednesday May 27 2 pm

Sugandha Gupta

Textile Artist/ Maker/ Designer/ Disability Advocate/ Educator

W: https://sugandhainhere.wixsite.com/website

I: https://www.instagram.com/sugandha.in.here/

Thursday May 28 2 pm

Katie Wright │ Director

The VEDS Movement

Charging forward. Saving lives.


The VEDS Movement is the Foundation’s newest division. Learn about Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (VEDS)

Friday May 29 11am

Bieke kreps

Pediatric Dentist in Belgium and also Department of Pediatric Dentistry at NYU College of Dentistry & Director of Positive Exposure Europe.

With photographer & make-up artist, Joseph Boggess

Saturday May 30 11am

Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society’s Founder and President Jannine Cody with daughters, Catherine Cody Larson, Child psychiatrist and advocate, Elizabeth Cody.


May 19 to May 22


May 19-22, 2020

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

2:30pm (EST)

“The Hack-Ability Toolkit”

Open Style Lab

Grace Jun, CEO

Kieran O’Brien Kern, Engagement Manager


Discussing the Hackability Toolkit

Established in 2014, Open Style Lab (OSL) is 501(c)(3) organization dedicated

to creating functional, wearable solutions for people of all abilities without

compromising on style.

The OSL Team will demonstrate The Hack-Ability toolkit created to

empower people with disabilities everywhere to strategize and create their own solutions.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

4:00pm (EST)

“Disability Rights”

Becky Curran Kekula, Disability Rights Activist

Brandon Farbstein, Gen Z Activist

Thursday, May 21, 2020

10am (EST)

“Undiagnosed Diseases”

The Wilhelm Foundation

Founders: Helene and Mikk

(A Swedish nonprofit supporting individuals and families that are undiagnosed around the globe.)

Guests also include POSITIVE EXPOSURE PEARLS Ambassador Freya and Ann Nordgren, MD, PhD, from the Karolinska Institute Stockholm.

Friday, May 22, 2020

2:00pm (EST)

“Beauty Tips”

Beauty tips with Joseph Boggess (make-up artist), Dawn Gallagher (best-selling author and supermodel) and Xian Horn (beauty activist)

May 6, 2020


Pediatric Grand Rounds at Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester and Rochester Regional Hospital.


FRAME Workshop Featuring Cerebral Palsy, Cystic Fibrosis, Fragile X syndrome

On behalf of the pediatric residents at the University of Rochester, the chief residents have invited Rick Guidotti to Rochester as the Richard Ham Memorial Lecturer of 2020. This lectureship was established in memory of Richard Ham, a former pediatric resident at the University of Rochester (1963-1965). Dr. Ham became ill the year following his residency with Hodgkin’s disease and died in 1967 during his postdoctoral fellowship. He is remembered as a warm, selfless, caring colleague, devoted learner, and inspiring teacher, and this lectureship is evidence of the high esteem in which he was held by his fellow house officers. Each year, the Ham Memorial speaker is chosen by the pediatric chief residents.

April 26

April 16, 2020

Virtual Positive Exposure Presentation and FRAME (Faces Redefining the Art of Medical Education)

March 6, 2020

Hosting Syracuse University’s

In collaboration with

February 27, 2020

Positive Exposure Grand Rounds

February 26, 2020

“Change How You See, See How You Change” presentation to 3rd medical students at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

February 19, 2019

Positive Exposure Lecture to First Year Medical Students

February 16 – 18, 2020

BEYOND THE WHITE COAT uses photography and written narrative to celebrate physicians in reflective and personal moments outside the hospital helping to prevent physician burnout.

The South Carolina Medical Association Alliance (SCMAA) educates, advocates and supports the physician family of South Carolina and is proud to present this project and the photography exhibition throughout the state beginning in spring 2020.

• Photo Shoot Dates

February 11 – 16, 2020

• Locations

Charleston, Columbia, Greenville,

Spartanburg and others

• Photographer

Rick Guidotti

Positive Exposure, Founder & CEO

• Information

Suzanne Manning

SCMAA, President 2019-20

(864) 630.6845


February 7, 2020


The Beauty of Our Shared Humanity
Talk and Photo Presentation

Rick Guidotti
Photographer, Founder, and Director

2:00pm – 3:30pm
Webb Auditorium (1350 Booth Hall)

Reception & Book Signing:
3:30pm – 4:30pm
Bruce and Nora James Atrium, Thomas Gosnell Hall

Speaker Bio:
Rick Guidotti, an award-winning photographer, has spent the past twenty years collaborating internationally with nonprofit organizations, hospitals, medical schools, educational institutions, advocacy groups and communities to promote a more inclusive and compassionate world where ALL differences are understood and celebrated; his work has been published in newspapers, magazines and journals as diverse as Elle, GQ, People, the American Journal of Medical Genetics, The Lancet, Spirituality and Health, the Washington Post, New York Times, Atlantic Monthly and LIFE Magazine.
Rick is the founder and director of POSITIVE EXPOSURE, an innovative arts, advocacy, and education organization which utilizes the visual arts to celebrate human diversity, inclusive of ethnicity, religion, age, ability, learning style, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation.
Books will be available for purchase with a book signing at a reception following the presentation.

Intended Audience:
No background knowledge needed. All are welcome.


Debra Jacobson
Event Snapshot
When and Where
Friday, February 7, 2020
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
James E. Booth Hall
Webb Auditorium

Open to the Public

Interpreter Requested


January 10 – 13, 2020

A very unique opportunity at PE109. Be part of the Positive Exposure discussion about Stigma and celebration of our shared humanity. Positive Exposure focuses our lens on Heidi Latsky Dance company.

Open rehearsal for Heidi Latsky Dance, workshop and  discussion with choreographer and performers.

Heidi Latsky Dance workshop about  Disrupting Space, Dismantling Normal, and Redefining Beauty?

Please visit Positive Exposure 109 (14 East 109th @ 5th Avenue) Jan 10 – 13 to experience Open Rehearsal with the Heidi Latsky Dance Company! This creative exploration is certain to elicit conversation, shift perceptions, and spark new ideas. It might even get you dancing!

HLD is a New York-based modern dance company committed to making relevant, striking work across multiple disciplines. Since its inception in 2001, the company has received numerous commissions and residencies: Abrons Arts Center, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Danspace Project, JCC Manhattan, Joyce Theater, Peak Performances at Montclair State University, New York University.

Friday, Jan 10: 12 – 4 pm rehearsal

Saturday, Jan 11: 1 – 4 pm rehearsal; 5 pm run through

Sunday, Jan 12: 1 – 4 pm rehearsal; 5 pm run through

Monday, Jan 13: 12 pm rehearsal; 1 pm run through

More about Heidi Latsky Dance: http://heidilatskydance.org

January 15-25, 2020

Photography: Netherlands and Mali (West Africa)

December 6, 7, 13

Metropolitan Hospital Community Photography/ Book/ Exhibition

Photoshoots: December 6, 7 & 13.

November 5

SUNY Downstate Medical College: Med student lecture

October 24-27


Conference: Caribe Royale, Orlando, Florida

Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is the most common known genetic cause of life-threatening obesity in children.  Although the cause is complex, it results from an abnormality on the 15th chromosome.  It occurrs in males and females equally and in all races.  Prevalence estimates have ranged from 1:8,000 to 1:25,000 with the most likely figure being 1:15,000.



October 15

11th Annual Current Topics in Neonatal Nutrition and Advances in Neonatal Care Neonatology conference sponsored by The Children’s Hospital at the Albany Medical Center in New York on October 15 and 16, 2019.

October 8

Tuscarora Intermediate Unit #11:

Unified In-Service day for teachers in early childhood to career preparation and also some family support programs from Erie to Philly.

Tuscarora Intermediate Unit is a regional educational service agency meeting the needs of the public and nonpublic schools, personnel and students

October 3-5

September 18

Grand Rounds: Department of Dermatology, Resident Program 9-11 am

Lecture Hall 1B (ground floor) – Health Science Education Building

SUNY Downstate Medical Center

395 Lenox Road

Brooklyn, NY 11203

September 17

1st Year med Student Lecture @ 9am – NYC

September 11

September 9

Geisinger College of Medicine: Scranton, PA

1 st Year Med Student lecture

July 18

Photography, Thursday all day.


Click here for more conference information.

What is Sturge-Weber Syndrome?

Sturge-Weber Syndrome (SWS) (encephelotrigeminal angiomatosis) is a congenital, non-familial disorder caused by the GNAQ gene mutation.  It is characterized by a congenital facial birthmark and neurological abnormalities. Other symptoms associated with Sturge-Weber can include eye, endocrine and organ irregularities, as well as developmental disabilities. Each case of Sturge-Weber Syndrome is unique and exhibits the characterizing findings to varying degrees.

July 16

1st Year Medical Student Orientation + FRAME Workshop.

June 29

Photography and Presentation: Saturday June 29

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bethesda – Washington DC

For more info.

What is Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome (SLOS)?

SLOS is a metabolic disorder caused by a mutation in the DHCR7 (7-dehydrocholesterol reductase) gene on chromosome 11. This gene codes for an enzyme that is involved in the production of cholesterol. People who have SLOS are unable to make enough cholesterol to support normal growth and development.


June 27

June 21-23

POSITIVE EXPOSURE Photography, workshop and presentation!

June 17

June 8

Family Conference @ Boston Children’s Hospital

CLOVES Syndrome stands for Congenital, Lipomatous, Overgrowth, Vascular Malformations, Epidermal Nevi and Spinal/Skeletal Anomalies and/or Scoliosis.  CLOVES is caused by a somatic genetic mutation in a gene called PIK3CA that increases the activity of the gene. CLOVES belongs to a category of diseases known as PIK3CA-overgrowth spectrum or PROS.


May 30 – June 2

Positive Exposure in Perth, Australia

A collaboration with the Wilhelm Foundation and individuals that are living with an undiagnosed condition.

The Undiagnosed-a-photo-project

Undiagnosed Disease Program (UDP)

Australia’s first Undiagnosed Diseases Program (UDP) is currently underway in Western Australia. The UDP-WA aims to provide a definitive diagnosis for people with complex and long-standing medical conditions.

Project Y, lead by Dr Gareth Baynam, is a groundbreaking initiative that brings together specialist doctors to provide an answer and a diagnosis to the thousands of families who desperately need them.

May 27 -29


Presenting to Genetic Counselors at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Undergrads at the University of Melbourne in collaboration with Dr. Ingrid Winship

Photography with individuals living with Epidermolysis Bullosa and HHT ( Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectastic)

May 12


Positive Exposure will premier our latest FRAME films created with support from the WITH FOUNDATION!




Autism in FRAME

Intellectual Disability in FRAME


May 6

Keynote: Portland, Oregon. More info about the Conference!


The American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) is a national, nonprofit trade association representing more than 1,600 private community providers of services to people with disabilities. Combined, they support over one million individuals with disabilities.


ANCOR’S  mission is to advance the ability of ANCOR’S members in supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to fully participate in their communities.




May 2

50th meeting of the German Society of Dermatology (DDG) May 1st to May 4th in 2019 in Berlin.

POSITIVE EXPOSURE Keynote presentation May 2.

April 12 & 13

Dallas, TX


To Learn More about HealtheVoices

Social media shapes the way people make decisions about healthcare, and onlinehealth advocates are at the forefront of this movement. In an effort to connect, support and further empower the online health advocate community, Janssen created HealtheVoices™ – a groundbreaking leadership conference created exclusively for those using social platforms to advocate for themselves and their communities. Now in its fifth year, the annual HealtheVoices Conference will take place April 12-14, 2019 in Dallas, Texas.

April 14


POSITIVE EXPOSURE in Collaboration with Geisinger presents Autism in FRAME. Funded by the WITH Foundation and filmed on location at Friendship House. All involved families in this production attended the red carpet global premiere of AUTISM in FRAME!

The Paparazzi was there!!!!!

Venue: Berwick Theater and Center for Community Arts (110 E Front St, Berwick, PA 18603)


April 2

Speaking to students during their Disability Awareness Week @ Kingsborough Community College!

March 31


March 20 – 26

Delhi, India

Ill be in Delhi 20-26 March working in collaboration with the Wilhelm Foundation and The Institute of Medical Genetics & Genomics, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, photographing local families that have undiagnosed conditions. This global  initiative will create community among the undiagnosed families so they dont feel so isolated and alone. There will be an International Undiagnosed Disease conference in Delhi in May and these community-based images will be exhibited then.



February 28


Lecture and Exhibition

February 27

Presenting to 3rd Year Medical Students at Uniformed Services University Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD

February 8

The Johns Hopkins University/National Human Genome Research Institute Genetic Counseling Training Program

Positive Exposure Presentation

January 16

Lecture to 1st Year medical Students: Philadelphia, PA

January 11-13

FRAME shoot in Houston, TX

The Psychological and Social impact of living with a skin condition like Alopecia, Vitiligo, Ichthyosis etc..

In collaboration with the Children’s House for the Soul and The Health Museum.

January 4


The Minnesota Association of Orthodontists (MAO) is comprised of members of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), the Midwestern Society of Orthodontists (MSO), and the MAO who reside in the state of Minnesota.

More Info


December 7

First Year Med Student Lecture: Rick

December 3

Come and celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities: The UN Link


MEGD, which is the umbrella organization for 24 member organizations of people with disabilities and chronic diseases, is again celebrating this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The event will be held in the Nordic House in the Faroe Islands on December the 3rd at 3pm. At the same time this will be the opening of a special photo exhibition.

Information about MEGD: www.megd.fo

The photo exhibition, titled “CHANGE HOW YOU SEE, AND SEE HOW YOU CHANGE”, is a result of the collaboration between MEGD and the renowned and award winning photographer Rick Guidotti, who visited the Faroe Islands in September 2018. The purpose of his visit was to take photos of people who daily live with some kind of challenge. The 31 photos in the exhibition in the Nordic House is a direct result of his visit in September.

The exhibition will hopefully, also through personal stories, create conversations and possible discussions about how we see each other as human beings. And further more, there is a wish to change how people normally, or often, see people living with challenges, who may look different because of disability, illness or other challenges.

Information about MEGD and their work: www.megd.fo

The event is free of charge and everyone is welcome.

Exhibition Premiere: Community based in the Faroe Islands in collaboration with MEGD Organization.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Exhibition will premiere at the Nordic House, Faroe Islands

November 9

XP Family Conference: Wichita, KS

Lecture & Photography: Rick


Also known as XP, is a rare inherited disease affecting both males and females. It causes a person to be extremely sensitive to the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation. Undiagnosed and untreated, Xeroderma Pigmentosum can lead to the early onset of skin cancer and blindness. In addition, approximately 20% of people with Xeroderma Pigmentosum also develop progressive neurological disease.


The Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP) Family Support Group exists to improve the quality of life for people with XP and other diagnosed UV light conditions. The Xeroderma Pigmentosum Family support group strives to create awareness and educate the public about XP, as well as to raise funds to promote research, create collaborations with international XP partner organizations, and provide family grants for UV protective equipment and travel assistance for attending the annual XP national convention.

November 6


Lecture to 1st Year Medical Students: Rick November 6

November 3

ALD Connect Family Conference

Courtyard Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, 21 N Juniper St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Lecture and Photography: Rick

What is ALD?

Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is a progressive, genetic disease that affects the adrenal glands, the spinal cord, and the white matter (myelin) of the nervous system. ALD is considered a rare disease, and affects approximately 1 in 15,000 people worldwide.

ALD Connect: Our mission is to improve health outcomes for patients with X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) by empowering patients, raising awareness, and accelerating the translation of scientific advances into better clinical care.

November 1

de Young museum: Golden Gate Park \ 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118 \ 415.750.3600



October 26-27

4th Annual DDX3X Family Conference

  • The Science History Institute
    315 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Keynote and Photography: Rick 

About DDX3X

-Is caused by a spontaneous mutation at conception; nothing either parent did caused their child’s condition
-Primarily affects girls due to its location on the X-chromosome, though there are affected boys
-Was only recently discovered in 2014
-Has only been identified in about 200 individuals, however, doctors believe it is the cause of 1 to 3 percent of all intellectual disabilities in females
-Is often misdiagnosed as autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, Rett Syndrome, Dandy Walker Syndrome, or a generic developmentally delayed label
-Is linked to intellectual disabilities, seizures, autism, low muscle tone, abnormalities of the brain, and slower physical developments
-Has a broad spectrum—some children learn to speak in full sentences while others are nonverbal; some individuals run, jump, and even ski while others are unable to walk

DDX3X Foundation: Our mission is to connect families, resources, and the medical community to advance research for a cure to DDX3X gene mutations.
Our ultimate goal over the coming years is to accelerate brain function in individuals affected by DDX3X through advances in gene therapy and pharmaceuticals.

October 18

Lecture to the Genetic Counseling Graduate Students: Rick

The  Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics at Sarah Lawrence College.

Integrating education, healthcare, and humanism, this celebrated program prepares genetic counselors to work in a growing, dynamic field.

The mission of the Human Genetics program is to improve health care for all people by educating genetic counselors so they are prepared to meet current and future needs of their clients, their communities, their profession, and society at large.

Established in 1969, the program was the first of its kind in the United States. It remains the largest graduate program in genetic counseling in the world.

October 16

October 16

POSITIVE EXPOSURE’s great friend, Jonathan Hansen, is honoring us on October 16th at his gallery in NYC.
If you’re in town, please come as our guest.
Jonathan writes:
For the final evening at the Ideal Glass Studio on Tuesday October 16th from 6-8pm, I am hosting a private viewing of the Series in honor of POSITIVE EXPOSURE.
Rick and I have been friends for years and the release of my new work became the perfect opportunity for us to explore our mutual interest in the ideas of beauty, freedom, captivity and inclusion.
Hope you can make it…!
The viewing will take place on Tuesday October 16th from 6-8pm
Ideal Glass Studio
22 East 2nd Street NYC
About Jonathan’s work:
The series of nine works, fabricated from Calacatta marble, industrial resin and mounted on architectonic bronze, transcend categorization, in their blending of vernacular forms of furniture, the permanence of sculpture and topographies of architecture.

October 13, 2018



ACCESS Ridgewood Fashion Show 2018

October 13, 2018

Kids and young adults of varying abilities and differing abilities model side by side in a fabulously inclusive environment.  Siblings / friends are encouraged to model as well.  Volunteers are always available to escort a model.  It is a wonderful opportunity for our kids to have a fun day and express their amazingly unique selves.  The fashion show is one of the highlights of the ACCESS Ridgewood weekend – a town-wide differing abilities awareness event.

Our models come from all over the Tri-State Area & more!!


August 18 – March

EXTENDED!!!!!!!! POSITIVE EXPOSURE Community based exhibition and continuous screening of FRAME Films in collaboration with A Children’s House for the Soul!


September 25

Announcing our partnership with NYU Langone & The OUT Foundation

Exhibition and Presentation; Positive Exposure Team

September 19

This lecture marks Rick’s 20th lecture to first year Medical Students at Weill Cornell College of Medicine.

September 8-12

Faroe Islands Community based Photography: In collaboration with MEGD.

MEGD, which is an umbrella organization with 24- member organization working with the importance of the rights of people with disabilities in The Faroe Islands. This is primarily done through the awareness and implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

Initial request April 2018, an excerpt:

Could you come to the Faroe Islands?

My name is Tóra við Keldu. I am chairwoman of MEGD, which is an umbrella organization with 24- member organization working with the importance of the rights of people with disabilities in The Faroe Islands. This is primarily done through the awareness and implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

YES, I come from The Faroe Islands and now you probably think: Where is that? The Faroe Islands is a self- governing archipelago, or rather 18 rocky, volcanic islands between Iceland and Norway in the North Atlantic Ocean.

So here is the reason why I write you this letter.

As chairwoman of MEGD I have, for the last three years, had different presentations where I have pointed out some of the same issues you address, namely how we see each other and how that influences your lives. The Faroe Islands is a small community and people know each other. This is in face a good think but at the same time we are, as other human beings, looking at each other with eyes “damaged”, so to say, by the media. Therefore, when I saw your pictures for the first time it gave a nice warmth to my heart.

I have often used the quote from the Little Prince: “And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” – Antoine de Saint- Exupéry. This is how I see the challenge. The challenge is to change how people see. I believe it is possible – through hard work.

September 5 – 6, 2018

Gothenburg, Sweden

Ågrenska is a national competence centre and provides programs for children, teenagers and adults with disabilities, their families and professionals supporting the family.

Lecture and Photography: Rick

September 4, 2018

Karolinksa Center for Rare Diseases, Karolinska University Hospital

Stockholm, Sweden

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s foremost medical universities. Our vision is to make a significant contribution to the improvement of human health; our mission is to conduct research and education and to interact with the community.

As a university, KI is Sweden’s single largest centre of medical academic research and offers the country’s widest range of medical courses and programmes.

Since 1901 the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has selected the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.

Lecture and Photography: Rick

August 7

August 2

Mayo Clinic and Rochester Art Center:


July 28-29

Klippel- Trenaunay Support Group Meeting; Rochester, MN




July 22

Moebius Conference

St. Petersberg, FL



July 19-21

PRISMS 10th International Conference

Smith Magenis Syndrome

Pittsburgh, PA


July 14-16

22Q Family Meeting 2018

Where: Whistler, Canada (BC)



July 12-15



NOAH Conference 2018

National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation

Where: Kansas City, MO at the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center


July 11

1st Year Med Students Orientation

1:00PM on Wednesday, July 11 at the HUB-Robeson Center (on main campus).

Penn State College of Medicine

University Park

1850 East Park Avenue, Suite 304

State College, PA 16803

July 1-4

Chromosome 18 Conference 2018

Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel

202 East Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21202

A great event for self-advocates, parents of young children and adults, siblings, etc. bring the whole family!!

End the conference with the Starfish Gala and fourth of July fireworks!


June 25

Charlotte, NC

ECAC Conference

June 23-25




June 21 – September 21

Featuring Positive Exposure

Rochester Art Center and Mayo Clinic

With presentation on August 1.



June 10


Keynote Speaker

Where: Harrison Hot Springs, BC

June 7 – October 15


Sunshine Plaza Shopping Centre Acc, Maroochydore QLD 4558, Australia

Hosted by Chromosome 18 Registry Australia

Redefining Beauty is a photographic exhibition celebrating the lives of children and adults living with rare genetic conditions including Chromosome 18, Fragile X, Vanishing White Matter Leukodystrophy and Albinisim. These stunning images were captured at various iconic Sunshine Coast locations by internationally renowned Rick Guidotti, founder of Positive Exposure – an innovative nonprofit arts, education, and advocacy organisation.

May 12

Atlantic Derm Conference

May 12, 2018

May 3

SUNY Downstate College of Medicine

“Art of Medicine”

A conference on the intersection of art and medicine

purpose: to fundraise to provide free healthcare at a local clinic run by SUNY downstate medical students

April 24

Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning

Where: Kalahari Convention Center, 250 Kalahari Blvd. Pocono Manor, PA 18349

Local and State leaders will gather to learn more about early intervention services and providing inclusive environments.


March 29

2018 Research Conference on Diversity & Inclusion – CUNY GRADUATE CENTER

CUNY event site




March 19


Positive Exposure Lecture and 2 Workshops


Our agency mission is to serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to achieve their full potential and to participate in community life. Our vision is a community where disability is a distinction without a difference, where individuals will have choices on how they live, learn, work, worship, and play.

The in-service training that we are hosting on March 19th is an annual training for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) for professional development. It is an inter-agency training where DSPs from agencies in Duval and Putnam Counties attend to increase their awareness and knowledge about how to best serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We have a keynote address and breakout sessions that deal with topics that are relevant to the care of and services provided for the individuals we serve. Together the Arc Jacksonville, Pine Castle, Inc., The Arc of Putnam County and the other providers that attend serve over 1,500 people with I/DD on a daily basis.

March 9

University of Minnesota Medical School

Photoshoot and Evening Reception


March 8

Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare Cleft and Craniofacial Symposium

Minnesota History Center, St. Paul, MN

February 28

Medical Student Lecture

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center – Bethesda, Maryland

February 17

American Academy of Dermatology

2018 Keynote presentation. San Diego, CA

January 23

Pediatric Grand Rounds

Jacobi Medical Centerhttp://jacobimed.org/

January 21 & 22

Autism and Intellectual Disability in FRAME

In collaboration with:

ADMI: Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute
AADMD: American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry from www.EmergencyDentistsUSA.com
With the support of The WITH Foundation

January 11


1st Year Med Student Lecture


January 9



Penn State Children’s Hospital; Grand Rounds

Hershey, PA

January – December 2017

The Resource Exchange and the Chapel Hills Mall, Colorado Springs!

Exhibition extended: Now through to the end of the YEAR!! Stay tuned for new exhibition images and premiere!

A Positive Exposure POP-UP gallery.

CONGRATULATIONS: Diane Loschen and Chapel Hills Mall: GOLD Winner


Owner: Garrison Chapel Hills Owner LLC
Management Company: CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.

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December 4

1st year Med Student lecture.

November 13

Israeli Photography Convention: Tel Aviv

Keynote presentation


November 11

HEALTH MUSEUM with a big derma roller amazon giveaway.
1515 Hermann Drive
Houston, TX

9:30 – 10:15 am Keynote Talk with Q & A
Photo Shoot to follow

November 10

19th New York Fashion + Design Conference

November 9

6th Annual PCCA Conference
Nov 8-10, 2017, Philadelphia, PA

Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District


November 7

SUNY Downstate: Med Student Lecture


November 1 – 5, 2017


FACES REDEFINING BEAUTY: A Global Project about Facial Differences

Self-Esteem Workshop

Gaston, Ghent, Belgium


October 20 – 22, 2017

Albinism Fellowship
Adult & Family Weekend Conference
The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire, DE55 1AU

The Fellowship is a positive and sociable volunteer-run organisation that aims to provide information, advice and support for people with albinism and their families. We also provide information about the condition to professionals working with people with albinism, and other appropriate interested parties.

Our focus is on the United Kingdom & Ireland, but we also work closely with other albinism support groups around the world.


October 7

The Resource Exchange Grand Opening to CHANGE HOW YOU SEE, SEE HOW YOU CHANGE
Chapel Hills Mall, Colorado Springs, COWith special screenings of ON BEAUTY!

Ms. Sheila, Teacher

I am so thrilled that I was able to take a bunch of my students to see the film and meet Rick.  So many of them have their own  differing abilities and feel less than.  This outing gave them a powerful message and meeting Rick was the icing on the cake!  I am so appreciative that he “saw” them.  The pictures he took will be a very tangible reminder of the day, the hope and power that they can have in the world.

Sarah’s Mom

Waiting for our time to work with Rick along with several other families was a time of personal reflection on the common struggles and victories that brought us together.  Rick clearly has the gift of encouragement and coupled with his amazing talent and a passion for the project he was a joy to work with. Our daughter and project ambassador, Sarah, felt so at ease and gladly supplied him with an endless stream of smiles.  Rick made us feel like he had all the time in the world to get the most beautiful shot. We are grateful to be a part of his vision to expand what we all see as beauty.  To make you look more beautiful and confident just checkout this blog Botox specialists in Omaha, NE. To make you feel young and beautiful just visit Skin and Makeup Institute and try their services. I have honestly been giddy with excitement in anticipation of how this work will be used to help and encourage others.  He has illuminated what is beautiful so that more people can appreciate what few already see.  We are all beautiful and special and his art gives us pause to ponder and appreciate beauty in a place most do not seek to find it.  That is a very beautiful thing.

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October 2

Boston, October 2: FRAGILE X in FRAME




B+ directed by Nazir Mirzaee 8 minutes, addresses Thalassemia

Saving Sight directed by Nate Strubhar 21 minutes, addresses Choroideremia (CHM)

Fragile X in Frame directed by Rick Guidotti 10 minutes, addresses Fragile X Syndrome

Imagine directed by Carl Mason 10 minutes addresses Niemann Pick Type C

Festival Schedule


Disorder: The Rare Disease Film Festival is a new event showcasing films from around the world which address the challenges of life with a rare disease. It will be held Oct. 2nd -3rd, 2017 in Boston, MA. Most (but not all) of our films are documentaries. Many are less than 15 minutes.

Each film maker attending will have an opportunity for questions and answers with our audience following the presentation of their film.

Between our slates of films rare disease researchers and patient advocates will also share stories from their experience.

We believe increased awareness can connect patient families, inspire conversations about translation applications of current science, lead to new paths for research and save lives. These films put the often abstract and dire clinical information into the context of real people living their lives.

September 22


11:00 – 11:50 a.m. at Hale Auditorum, Cultural Life Center
“Frame” Workshop to students and faculty
Departments of Education, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, Visual Arts and the best accredited online communications degree programs,
12:00 -1:00  p.m. at Thomas Golisano Library Conference Room 200
Lunch and Pre-Presentation Discussion with college deans
4:00 pm at Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY:  Rick Guidotti will give a Keynote Lecture, “Change How You See, See How You Change”. Please check these guys out.  The Purple Payday will be about inspiring people to finance different abilities and include all people in every aspect of community life. Personal Loan without a credit check is not a problem anymore.

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For more information:  https://www.roberts.edu/news/?id=3002


September 21, 2017

Join WXXI and the Golisano Foundation for a special Move to Include screening of On Beauty Thursday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Little Theatre (L5). The event is free and open to the public.

The evening will conclude with an audience Q&A with Rick, who will be in town for the screening.

The Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604

For more information:  https://thelittle.org/films/beauty-move-include-presentation

September 13, 2017


EADV – European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology

5:45 – 6:15 pm  Positive Exposure Lecture: The Spirit of Difference

Geneva, Switzerland: http://eadv.org

September 11 – 23

Digital BNP Exhibition extended 1 Week!


Exhibit: Ghent, Belgium

From September 11-23, Positive Exposure Belgium and BNP Paribas Fortis are organizing a digital exhibit ‘Change How You See, See How You Change’ at the Flagship office of BNP Paribas Fortis in Ghent (Belgium).

On September 16 there will be a photography exhibit of Positive Exposure in the Head Quarters of BNP Paribas Fortis in Ghent (building next to the Flagship office).

Address: BNP Paribas Fortis Flagship office, Zonnestraat 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

Free entrance

For more info, visit Positive Exposure Belgium’s Facebook event page: ‘Change How You See, See How You Change’

September 7-17

Rome, Italy

Opening Night: 7 September

Museo di Roma in Trastevere

More details to follow

September 5 – October 6, 2017

Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY

The photographic exhibition “Positive Exposure — Change How You See, See How You Change,” presented by the Golisano Foundation, is on display through Oct. 16 at Roberts Wesleyan College in the atrium of the Howard Stowe Roberts Cultural Life Center. The exhibit features portraits taken by internationally renowned photographer Rick Guidotti of people from around Greater Rochester living with genetic, physical, intellectual and developmental differences.  Admission is free and open to the public.

Other events which are free and open to the public include:

September 21, 6:30 pm at The Little Theatre, Rochester, NY:  On Beauty Screening followed by Q & A with Rick Guidotti

September 22, 4:00 pm at Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY:  Rick Guidotti will give a Keynote Lecture, “Change How You See, See How You Change”.  The keynote will be about inspiring people to embrace different abilities and include all people in every aspect of community life.

For more information:  https://www.roberts.edu/news/?id=3002



July 1st – August 31st

Exhibition in Ghent, Belgium

Positive Exposure Belgium vzw presents its first exhibition ‘CHANGE HOW YOU SEE, SEE HOW YOU CHANGE’ in Ghent (Belgium) @Gaston, a rooftop bar & restaurant with a story.

Visit this gorgeous rooftop with a beautiful roof terrace, beach and a magnificent view of Ghent for delicious food, drinks and a taste of Positive Exposure.


August 18


69th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Dermatologic Association
August 16-20, 2017
The Palace Hotel
San Francisco, CA USA

The Pacific Dermatologic Association was founded in 1948 to offer high-quality continuing education opportunities to dermatologists practicing in the Western US, Canada, Mexico and Pacific Rim countries.  The PDA is the largest regional dermatologic society in the US, and the premiere educational society for dermatologists within the Pacific Rim area


August 9


Michelin United Way Palmetto Society Breakfast

Greenville,  South Carolina

August 5



Red Lion Hotel in Bellevue (Seattle), Washington

Coffin-Siris Syndrome is a rare genetic syndrome. Our children are among 200 or so diagnosed worldwide. CSS impacts cognitive, motor, speech and often feeding development, and often impacts multiple body systems. Many of our children are non-verbal and tube fed, and most have never met another kid “like them”.

August 4


Loews Hollywood Hotel
Los Angeles, CA
Sponsored by:
The House Ear Institute
Facial Paralysis & Bell’s Palsy Foundation

This is the largest gathering of facial nerve experts in the world that takes place every four years.


July 29


RASopathies are a group of genetic syndromes that may be as common as 1:1000. The RASopathy syndromes include: cardio-facio-cutaneous (CFC), Costello (CS), LEOPARD/NSML, Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), and Noonan (NS).

Our mission is to advance research of the RASopathies by bringing together families, clinicians and scientists.


July 26-28


2017 International Family Medical Conference for Cockayne Syndrome

Embassy Suites Riverfront Promenade 
100 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814

Cockayne Syndrome (CS) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by poor growth, microcephaly, progeria (premature aging), sensitivity to sunlight, moderate to profound developmental and neurological delays, and a shortened lifespan.


24-26 July



Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach and Marina
300 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA

Dup15q Alliance provides family support and promotes awareness, research and targeted treatments for chromosome 15q11.2-13.1 duplication syndrome.


July 19-21


Support Organization for Trisomy 18, 13 and Related Disorders (SOFT)

SOFT Family Conference

Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club
1 West Dayton St, Madison, WI 53703

SOFT is a network of families and professionals dedicated to providing support and understanding to families involved in the issues and decisions surrounding the diagnosis and care in Trisomy 18, 13 and other  related chromosomal disorders. For the families driving to their destination, make sure to hire One Sure Insurance to get the best car insurance possible to be worry-free.


July 12


 1st Year Med Student Orientation with Positive Exposure, University Park, PA

July 7

Chicago, Presentation and Premiere Infantile Hemangioma in FRAME

June 24

2017 Smith-Lemli-Opitz Family Medical Conference – Cincinnati, OH at the Embassy Suites RiverCenter.

The first “SLOS Awareness Day” Celebration: June 24th, 2017


June 23

[vimeo]https://vimeo.com/220118818[/vimeo] Foundation for Nager and Miller Syndromes conference. Cambridge, MA

The conference is June 22-25, 2017, and our family outing and dinner/party is Saturday, June 24th. The conference will be held at the Cambridge Marriott in Kendall Square, Cambridge, and the Broad Institute (a genomic research institute for day-time information meetings, also in Kendall Square)


June 12

Respectability USA

Rockville, M

National Leaders Cohort: Diversity Advocates

Photography and presentation.




June 11

International Sacral Agenesis/ Caudal Regression Association

Fairfax, VA

Family gathering, photography and presentation


May 24-31

Casa Azul America & Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Lima, Peru


May 15

Speaking to 1st year in the The Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics and then attending graduation!!!!

Academic Program

The Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics gives students a comprehensive understanding of the medical, scientific, and counseling aspects of human genetics. The program places equal emphasis on medical genetics and psychological approaches to working with patients.

The interdisciplinary curriculum enables students to integrate both theoretical and practical knowledge while developing research, analytical, and communication skills.

The program has a worldwide reputation for excellence and attracts a rich mix of students from around the world.

April 21-23

The Australasian Chromosome 18 Registry & Research Society  Conference

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April 19


Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02115


Wednesday  |  5:00–6:30 p.m.
Change how you see, see how you change.

Rick Guidotti will join the CEC community as the Opening General Session Keynote Speaker at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.

CEC’s Mission Statement

The Council for Exceptional Children is a professional association of educators dedicated to advancing the success of children with exceptionalities. We accomplish our mission through advocacy, standards, and professional development.

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April 7

Community based exhibition premiere: Florence, SC

Details To Be Announced


April 3

The Association for Graduate Student Diversity and Baylor College of Medicine’s Office of Institutional Diversity: https://www.bcm.edu/about-us/diversity-inclusion

For an alternative health care program, companion pet letter provides emotional support prescribed by a licensed mental health professional, the emotional connections that they foster cannot be quantified clinically.

Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers like Coberly Plastic Surgery and others, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care.

Lecture and Reception

March 18

Pediatric Allergy and Dermatology for the Practitioner: Whistler, BC.

Keynote Lecture


March 16

American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association

Lecture and Leadership Award

Colorado Springs, CO


March 4 – 8

Global Smile Foundation: Guayaquil, Ecuador



March 3

The Sturge-Weber Foundation Dinner: Orlando, FL

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March 1

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San Francisco, CA

February 15-19


More details later….

February 7





Pediatric Grand Rounds: Children’s Medical Center @ Winthrop-University Hospital – Long Island, NY

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Winthrop’s Children’s Medical Center has been named to U.S. News & World Report’s 2016-17 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings for demonstrating excellence in the specialties of:

  • Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Pediatric Urology
  • Pediatric Pulmonology

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February 3

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Screening ON BEAUTY and Presentation

Genetic Task Force of Illinois Website

February 2


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The Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University will host its fourth annual “Conversations in Bioethics” program on February 2, 2017 on the topic of “disability.” Event info

Thursday, February 2, 2017


5:00pm Student Gallery, Healy Hall, first floor
(drinks and passed hors d’oeuvres)

6:00pm Panel Discussion, Gaston Hall
(will also be live-streamed; check back for link)

We hope to see you there! Stay up to date on this year’s conversation by joining the Institute’s mailing list.


What is a disability, anyway?

In an era of ever-growing pharmaceutical enhancement, what counts as intellectually disabled, and why would that matter? How does the way we define disability (and normalcy) impact the just distribution of resources in society — and the way society treats those who happen to fall outside the norm? How are foundational concepts in ethics like dignity or autonomy complicated by reflection on the many ways we are dependent on others in the course of any “normal” human lifespan?

Each year, the Kennedy Institute of Ethics convenes a wide-ranging and personal conversation among expert panelists, preceded and informed by student work on the same topic. We can’t wait to share this year’s conversation, complicating the very notion of “disability.” Join us this February, in-person at Georgetown University, or digitally via live-stream, as our team goes deep on this thought-provoking and deeply important issue.








Did you know? This year’s topic celebrates one of the issues at the heart of the KIE story: disability.

The Institute was founded in 1971 with support from the Rose and Joseph Kennedy Foundation, inspired in large part by the Foundation’s ongoing commitment to advancing the rights of the disabled. This year’s topic celebrates that founding vision of a world where the voices of the powerless are made powerful through thoughtful reflection and theory-driven advocacy, and it dives deep into some of the most complicated and interesting questions in disability ethics today.

January 13





Medical Student Lecture: 2-4pm

December 10

The Resource Exchange. Chappell Hill Mall Book signing and Santa visit!!!screen-shot-2016-11-29-at-9-56-10-am


December 9


University of Minnesota Medical Student Lecture

University of Minnesota
321 Church Street; 6-160 Jackson Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55455

November 10-13



November 7



October 30




October 18




October 15

Derma Medical, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Celebrating 50 years of our Residency Program of Dermatology.
La Concha Hotel, San Juan, PR.



October 10

Lecture: Marshfield, WI




October 8

The Resource Exchange Exhibition

Colorado Springs, CO

Opening: http://tre.org

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September 29

screen-shot-2016-09-12-at-12-24-02-pmExhibition and Lecture

The visit will focus on a number of themes, particularly art/photography, health communication and doctor/patient relationship training, targeting how to be bale to avoid misdiagnosis claims and how to handle them. The visit will include a public lecture on Thursday, Sept. 29 and several small group workshops and/or meetings Thursday and Friday morning.

Ohio University
Scripps College of Communication

117 Schoonover Center, One Ohio University
20 E. Union St.
Athens, OH 45701




October 15

Derma Medical

Celebrating 50 years of Residency Program of Dermatology.
La Concha Hotel, San Juan, PR.

September 14



Weill Cornell Medical College

1 st Medical Student Lecture

11:00 am


September 10-11


Community Based Photo shoot/ Colorado Springs

Exhibition Premieres October 7




September 9




Lecture, Annual Conference of Colorado Dermatologic Society 2016

The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center

Englewood, CO


August 4

Niagara Falls Memorial, The New Golisano Center POSITIVE EXPOSURE Exhibit Launch!

Christian George Meghan Willy


August 10-11

MS. Wheelchair America 2016 Pageant: August 8-14 in Grand Rapids, MI.

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Dr. Alette Coble-Temple crowned MWA 2016! Alette

The Mission of Ms. Wheelchair America

The mission of Ms. Wheelchair America is to provide an opportunity of achievement for women who happen to be wheelchair users to successfully educate and advocate for the more than 54 million Americans living with disabilities. Unlike traditional beauty pageants, Ms. Wheelchair America is not a contest to select the most attractive individual. It is instead a competition based on advocacy, achievement, communication and presentation to select the most accomplished and articulate spokeswoman for persons with disabilities. You can see here who to compare business electricty prices with. The selected representative must be able to communicate both the needs and the accomplishments of her constituency to the general public, the business community and the legislature. http://www.mswheelchairamerica.org

Duties of Ms. Wheelchair America

As Ms. Wheelchair America, the national title holder has numerous duties. These include promoting awareness of the need to eliminate architectural and attitudinal barriers, informing the able-bodied public of the achievements of the millions of people with disabilities across the nation, and assisting with the establishment of programs in all 50 states by promoting Ms. Wheelchair America. During her year long reign, she will have the opportunity to travel visiting advocacy groups, making public appearances and conducting radio, print ad, and TV interviews, a private vehicle with i4mt insurance will be given to her for the travels. The commitment and personal example of the titleholder serves to further the mission of Ms. Wheelchair America.

New York’s very own MS. Wheelchair New York: Jessica De La Rosa 


July 31

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“Changing the face of Mental Illness” 

POSITIVE EXPOSURE  Introduction and Presentation then…..

Photo shoot for new Campaign in Collaboration with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Southeast Minnesota.

The target audience would be individuals living with a mental illness and their families. By the way, if you have an adult family member who’s dealing with any of these, Arthritis, Atherosclerosis, Diabetes, Heart disease, High Cholesterol, Hypertension, seek assistance with internal medicine portland or.

For the photo shoot I was thinking of our volunteers who volunteer for our Speaker’s Bureau. The audience for the presentation would be our board, support group facilitators, service providers, etc. I am thinking 20-25 people.

About NAMI and Speaker’s Bureau

We are the affliate of the National Organization and we are based in Rochester, MN and are called NAMI Southeastern Minnesota. All states have a NAMI nonprofit with affiliates when available. The web site is www.namisemn.org. The greater Minnesota website is www.namihelps.org The National website is www.nami.org.

July 29-30

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POSITIVE EXPOSURE at the Klippel Trenaunay Support Group Meeting at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Conference Information

Klippel-Trenaunay (K-T) Syndrome is characterized by a localized or diffuse capillary malformation that overlies a venous malformation and/or lymphatic malformation with associated soft tissue and bone overgrowth (hypertrophy).


July 28-29

Screen Shot 2016-06-10 at 7.43.32 PMPOSITIVE EXPOSURE at the Smith Magenis Syndrome Family Conference in St. Louis, MO

Conference Information

IMG_4515Smith-Magenis syndrome (or SMS) is a chromosomal disorder characterized by a recognizable pattern of physical, behavioral, and developmental features. It is caused by a missing piece of genetic material from chromosome 17, referred to as deletion 17p11.2.


Photo of our Deirdre!!








July 22-23

blue_logsPOSITIVE EXPOSURE at the NOONAN Syndrome Foundation Conference at the Hilton Minneapolis/ St. Paul Mall of America

Conference Information



July 22

Screen Shot 2016-06-10 at 6.51.09 PMPOSITIVE EXPOSURE at the 4p- Support Group Family Conference in Woodland Hills (Los Angeles), CA

Conference Brochure

Vincent4 p- is also known as Wolf-Hirschorn Syndrome; a deletion of the short are of the 4th Chromosome.

The amount of material deleted may range from about 50% of the short arm to a small break that can’t be detected by normal chromosome analysis.

Because of this wide range of deleted material, the effect on our children varies widely. Some can walk, talk and assist in their daily care while others are not verbal and require constant care.


(Photo of our Vincent featured in the  American Journal of Medical Genetics)


July 20-21

new-soft-logo1POSITIVE EXPOSURE at the SOFT (Support Organization for Trisomy 18, 13 and Related Disorders in Tacoma, WA

Conference Information












SOFT is a network of families and professionals dedicated to providing support and understanding to families involved in the issues and decisions surrounding the diagnosis and care in Trisomy 18, 13 and other  related chromosomal disorders.


July 16-17





POSITIVE EXPOSURE at the 12th Moebius Syndrome Foundation Conference  in Long Beach, CA

Conference Information


Moebius syndrome is a nonprogressive craniofacial/neurological disorder that manifests itself primarily in facial paralysis. Individuals with Moebius syndrome cannot smile or frown, and do not have lateral eye movements. Many individuals with Moebius syndrome also have skeletal involvement with limb abnormalities or Poland syndrome. People with Moebius syndrome can have respiratory problems, speech and swallowing disorders, visual impairments, sensory integration dysfunction, sleep disorders, weak upper body strength and autism spectrum disorders.

July 14-15


POSITIVE EXPOSURE at the National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation (NOAH) Conference in Pittsburg, PA

Conference Information

3K6A9905Albinism is an inherited genetic condition that reduces the amount of melanin pigment formed in the skin, hair and/or eyes. Albinism occurs in all racial and ethnic groups throughout the world.

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July 11-13



ch18 group

Photo: Young adult advocate workshop, 2015 Conference

The Chromosome 18 Registry & Research Society is a lay advocacy organization composed primarily of the parents of individuals with a chromosome 18 abnormality. We consist of three separate organizations located in the United States, Australia, and Europe, all with a common mission: To help people with chromosome 18 abnormalities overcome the obstacles they face so they may lead happy, healthy, and productive lives.

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July 8-9





POSITIVE EXPOSURE at the Pallister-Killian Syndrome Conference in Bloomingdale, IL

PKS Info


Photo of our Jake, PKS KIDS CONFERENCE , 2010

Pallister-Killian Syndrome is a chromosome abnormality when a tetrasomy of the short arm of chromosome 12 (12p) occurs for no known reason. It is also known as mosaic tetrasomy 12p, isochromosome 12p syndrome, or Teschler-Nicola/Killian Syndrome.

July 4-6






POSITIVE EXPOSURE at the Little People of America Conference in Boston, MA

Conference Info



June 23-24




“…envisioning a world where all people are accepted for who they are, not how they look.”  www.ccakids.orghttp://www.ccakids.org

Kids Craniofacial Camp: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Presentation at Ice Cream Social on Thursday and All day Photography on Friday…..

June 18

FRAME cropped_edited-1Shoot in NYC: Featuring: FRAGILE X Syndrome

June 14





Grand Rounds at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, CA

8:00 am

June 11 – August 15


At Valley Beth Shalom, Encino, CA

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June 4






A Children’s House for Pediatric Dermatology
1976 W Dallas Street
Houston TX, 77019

Photoshoot and presentation

Children’s House Website

June 3

logo@2xArcadia University Genetics Program – Glenside, PA

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Great Room of the University Commons Building

Arcadia University

450 S. Easton Road

Glenside, PA 19038

June 2


Rare Cancer Illuminated: a View from Within


American Society of Clinical Oncology: AtlanticLIVE Town Hall

Exhibition Premiere today

View CNN Article


June 1-6

Sixth Human Variome Project Conference

May 27



ESPD website

May 24

Pierre Fabre International Convention, Toulouse, France

Pierre Fabre Dermatologie plenary session

Pierre Fabre site


Envisioning Accessible Futures: Disability, Caregiving and Photography

  • When: March 31, 2016 6:30 pm – April 1, 2016 12:30 pm 
  • Where: 19 University Place, Great Room
  • Summary:This two-day symposium includes workshops & exhibitions featuring photographers JEAN ROBERT DANTOU and RICK GUIDOTTI; scholars FLORENCE WEBER, EVA KITTAY, SHELLEY RICE; and activist LAWRENCE CARTER-LONG exploring disability and the politics of recognition and care.

10:30 – 12:30

Workshop 2 : Beyond Disabling Images

Photography has played a longstanding role in both the dehumanization of individuals with disabilities as well as in exposing and changing inhumane conditions to which they were routinely consigned. More recently, some photographers – often in alliance with researchers — have created groundbreaking collaborative projects with people whose disabilities have been stigmatized. This roundtable features two innovative photographers – Jean Robert Dantou who has worked extensively on disability projects with French researcher Florence Weber, and American photographer/activist Rick Guidotti whose innovative “Positive Exposure” project is changing the face of genetic conditions. On this panel, they discuss the impact of such collaborative projects on themselves, the people photographed, and the goals of changing public awareness.

More Info

May 14


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Shoot at Nationwide, Columbus, OH

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April 6 – 11: POP-UP Center


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Positive Exposure: Pop-Up Center.


ART DIRECTORS CLUB, 106 West 29th StreetFree and Open to the Public:

AllArt Director’s Club

106 West 29th Street

(Between 6th and 7th Avenues)


The POP UP Center will celebrate POSITIVE EXPOSURE’s local and national partners creating opportunities for our singular voices to grow in unison.

POSITIVE EXPOSURE presents a POP- UP Center at the Art Directors Club in NYC. We will launch the multi-media exhibition on Tuesday, April 5th at our Gala, then continue with a week of events, April 6-11. The free, public events will include curated tours, screening of ON BEAUTY, performance by Heidi Latsky Dance Troupe, Diversability advocate lectures, guest appearances from Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities and local and national advocacy stars to inspire student and professional audiences.

During the week, we will host programs for visiting classrooms, teachers, advocates, families, professionals, including hearing aid maintenance health care providers in training, and the public.


WedFREE and Open to the Public 

Hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Positive Exposure invites NYC metropolitan area middle/high school classrooms to an extraordinary exhibition by world-class photographer, Rick Guidotti, that celebrates the richness and beauty of human diversity. Leaving the world of fashion, Rick has spent that past eighteen years working with NGOs, medical schools, universities and others to effect a sea-change in societal attitudes towards individuals living with genetic, physical, behavioral and intellectual difference. When you want your rehab centers get traction and patients fast, give addiction marketing agency a call to help you put your business out there and reach more patients.

The multi-media exhibition provides new opportunities to see individuals living with a variety of difference, first and foremost as joyous human beings.

The exhibition will serve as the focal point for an experiential program specifically designed for middle/high school audiences that is meant to create a deeper understanding and respect for diversity by evoking thought-provoking conversations with regards to human dignity and rights.

10:30 am – 12:30 pm: Open to school groups, students, teachers and the public.

  • Workshop: Make the Positive Exposure Pop-Up Center a part of your school year and celebrate the richness and beauty of human diversity! Curated exhibition tour and introductions to POSITIVE EXPOSURE programs in the modern classroom.

Student Workshop

 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm: Open to all.

  • Jason Harris, Jason’s Connection

Website: Jason’s Connection 

Founded in 2013 by the Harris Family, Jason’s Connection is dedicated to connecting us to resources that serve our needs, enrich our lives and help us meet our goals.Their mission is to create an online community that connects people experiencing disability and their family/caregivers to quality resources, support and each other. 

Jason Harris: I am a 26 year old college graduate. I love hiking, traveling with friends, films, theatre, the Cincinnati Reds and Ohio State Buckeyes. I am also on the Asperger’s Spectrum which means I face challenges with anxiety, social skills, organizational skills and certain medical issues. Asperger’s is a hidden disability like ADHD, learning disabilities, and mental health issues.  If one of the challenges that you’re facing is the addiction to smoking, Electronic cigarettes are becoming popular as an alternative to smoking tobacco. Search for Smokea top online headshop in the US if you want the best e-cig products at affordable prices.

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4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: OPEN TO ALL.

  •  Curated Student and Public Tour of Exhibition: Open to all.

 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm: OPEN TO ALL.

  • ON BEAUTY, public screening, Kartemquin Films, Q&A with Rick Guidotti

Website: ON BEAUTY Q & A with Rick Guidotti


ThurFREE and Open to the Public 

Hours: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm 

10:30 am – 12:30 pm: Open to school groups, students, teachers and the public.

  • Workshop: Make the Positive Exposure Pop-Up Center a part of your school year and celebrate the richness and beauty of human diversity! Curated exhibition tour and introductions to POSITIVE EXPOSURE programs in the modern classroom.

Make the Positive Exposure Pop-Up Center a part of your school year and celebrate the richness and beauty of human diversity Positive Exposure invites NYC metropolitan area elementary school classrooms to an extraordinary exhibition by world-class photographer, Rick Guidotti, that celebrates the richness and beauty of human diversity. Additionally, students will be treated to a special reading of the recently published Normal Norman by children’s book author, Tara Lazar.

Leaving the world of fashion, Rick has spent that past eighteen years working with NGOs, medical schools, universities and others to effect a sea-change in societal attitudes towards individuals living with genetic, physical, behavioral and intellectual difference. The exquisite photographs that Rick has taken around the world provide new opportunities to see individuals living with a variety of difference, first and foremost as joyous human beings.

The exhibition will serve as the focal point for an experiential program specifically designed for elementary audiences that is meant to create a deeper understanding and respect for human diversity.

Student Workshop Grades K to 5 pdf invitation

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm: OPEN TO ALL.

  • Tara Lazar, Funny Author Lady Story TimeTara writes quirky, humorous picture books featuring magical places that everyone will want to visit. Children’s Books: NORMAL NORMAN

Website: Tara Lazar 




Tara loves children’s books. Her goal is to create books that children love. She writes picture books and middle grade novels. She’s written short stories for Abe’s Peanut and is featured in Break These Rules, a book of life-lesson essays for teens, edited by author Luke Reynolds. Our website is designed by http://www.webdesign499.com/web-design-greenacres/ 

Tara created PiBoIdMo (Picture Book Idea Month) as the picture book writer’s answer to NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). PiBoIdMo is held on this blog every November. In 2014, PiBoIdMo featured over 1,300 participants from around the world. 

Tara was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2010 and has permanently lost feeling in her feet and legs. 

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: OPEN TO ALL.

  • ON BEAUTY screening, Kartemquin Films, Director,  Joanna Rudnick 

Q & A with Rick Guidotti 

Website: ON BEAUTY 

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Educators’ Workshop: Educators, students, families and the public

  •  POSITIVE EXPOSURE in the classroom.
  • MY FACE: Curriculum development

Workshop participants will visit the Positive Exposure photography exhibition led by Rick Guidotti, and engage in thought-provoking exercises, exploring such topics as disability, diversity, inclusion, self-esteem, acceptance and advocacy in today’s diverse classroom environment.

Participants will be introduced to POSITIVE EXPOSURE’s PEARLS Project, featured in New York Times in an article entitled, “Learning Empathy by Looking Beyond Disability” which quotes one NYC-area principal as stating “The PEARLS project teaches important lessons about tolerance as schools face an increase in bullying and serve more special education students than ever.”

Workshop for Educators invitation pdf

? Liz Matejka Grossman, Executive Director 

? Rick Guidotti, Founder 

? PEARLS / FRAME Program presentation 

? MY FACE: Curriculum development, Website: My Face 

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm: OPEN TO ALL




Website: Heidi Latsky Dance 

The mission of Heidi Latsky Dance is to redefine beauty and virtuosity through performance and discourse, using performers with unique attributes to bring rigorous, passionate and provocative contemporary dance to diverse audiences. 

Statement from Heidi Latsky, Founder and Artistic Director: 

I strive to create a private world onstage that the audience is drawn into. I love watching dancers so consumed by their tasks that they do not have the time to “act.” I want to see the human being who is moving; to feel their fleeting emotions that respond to, and inform, the movements they’re executing. 

I am fascinated by technical virtuosity, but I am just as compelled by someone taking a risk, showing his or her vulnerability, being in a raw state. I like to play with the balance between control and out-of-control and love sheer frenetic muscular power. I love to “twitch” when I watch my dancers. Only then do I know they’re feeling something and there is a visceral exchange. 

  • Screening of Heidi Latsky Dance short film: Soliloquy

“If film becomes the medium of preference for choreographers in the 21st century, it will be because of luminous works like Heidi Latsky’s “Soliloquy.”” Robert Johnson,

Heidi Latsky was the first participant in Dance for Film on Location at Montclair State University, underwritten by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, through which her first film, Soliloquy, premiered in April 2015.

A poetic interweaving of ten movement portraits, Soliloquy addresses our propensity to judge people by their physical appearance and embraces difference and the inherent isolation of being human with fierceness, frankness, and celebration.

Presentation during The Heidi Latsky installation: 

  • Screening of Heidi Latsky Dance short film: 
  • Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy with the New York City Ballet Article 
  • Diversability Unplugged: Lightning Talks : Website: Diversability

Diversability Unplugged is a series of talks from local members of the Diversability community who are also featured in the Positive Exposure exhibition. They will share their story and what they are working on.

Diversability is a grassroots social movement to rebrand disability through the power of community founded  by Tiffany Yu in 2009. 

Diversability fosters community online and off (curated events) designed to connect, showcase, and empower people of all abilities doing amazing things. We want to get more people talking and thinking about disability as a core part of the diversity conversation. Diversability unites the disability community, engage allies in the conversation, and celebrate disability pride.

Join the conversation at @Diversability.

“More than 1 billion of us live with disabilities. We must remove all barriers that affect the inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities in society, including through changing attitudes that fuel stigma and institutionalize discrimination.” 

– Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations


FriFREE and Open to the Public 

Hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm 


10:30 am – 12:30 pm: 

  • Student Teacher Workshop

Workshop participants will visit the Positive Exposure photography exhibition led by Rick Guidotti, and engage in thought-provoking exercises, exploring such topics as disability, diversity, inclusion, self-esteem, acceptance and advocacy in today’s diverse classroom environment.

Participants will be introduced to Positive Exposure’s PEARLS Project which was featured in the New York Times in an article entitled, “Learning Empathy by Looking Beyond Disability” and which quotes one NYC-area principal as stating “The project from ClassDojo teaches important lessons about tolerance and serve more special education students than ever.”

Student Teacher Workshop Invitation pdf

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm:

  • Rachel Adams, Author: Disability has inspired the transformation of our social worlds. 
  • Jessica Murray, CUNY, Disability Studies

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: 

  • ON BEAUTY screening, Kartemquin Films, Director, Joanna Rudnick

Q & A with Rick Guidotti 

Website: ON BEAUTY 

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm: 

  • Karlen Bader, Infused Solution contractor, Uniformed Services University Reflective Expressions: Mask Building Workshop 
  • POSITIVE EXPOSURE in the Medical School environment 

Liz Matejka Grossman, Executive Director

Rick Guidotti, Founder

FRAME Program presentation 

Joan H. Marks Graduate Human Genetics Program: Sarah Lawrence College 

“Genetic counseling is a unique career that combines expertise in genetics with the ability to clearly and compassionately discuss genetic health issues with families.  The Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics at Sarah Lawrence College has been training genetic counselors for 45 years.  Individuals with genetic conditions, and their families, are an important part of our learning community.  The exhibition will showcase those areas of our curriculum that are dedicated to developing a deeper understanding and perspective of the lived experiences of individuals with genetic conditions and disabilities.”


5:00 pm – 5:45 pm: 

Special Presentation 

Maria Hodermarska and Company

Rule Breaking: Street theater to engage in a dialogue around developmental disability. 

Website: Rule Breaking 


SatFree and Open to our Family Advocacy Organizations and friends. All are welcome! 

Hours: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Family Advocate Day!

All Local and National Advocacy organizations and their members are invited.

Come share your story.. 


12:30pm – 1:00 pm: 

  • Hannah Jacobs, Family Member 

Family Member works toward eradicating hate speech targeting the disability community, promoting positive images of special needs in social media, entertainment and in every day life.

Website: Family Member Inc 


1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

  • Karlen Bader,  Infused Solution contractor, Uniformed Services University 

Reflective Expressions: Mask Building Workshop 

Make your own mask! 


1:30pm – 2:00 pm: 

  • Jason Harris, Jason’s Connection

Website: Jason’s Connection 

Founded in 2013 by the Harris Family, Jason’s Connection is dedicated to connecting us to resources that serve our needs, enrich our lives and help us meet our goals.Their mission is to create an online community that connects people experiencing disability and their family/caregivers to quality resources, support and each other. 

Jason Harris: I am a 26 year old college graduate. I love hiking, traveling with friends, films, theatre, the Cincinnati Reds and Ohio State Buckeyes. I am also on the Asperger’s Spectrum which means I face challenges with anxiety, social skills, organizational skills and certain medical issues. Asperger’s is a hidden disability like ADHD, learning disabilities, and mental health issues. 


2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: 

  • Daniel’s Music Foundation, Performance 

Daniel’s Music Foundation uses music as the instrument to open the doors to acceptance, respect, confidence and well-being. 

Website: Daniels Music Foundation 


3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

  • Ray Abel, Xogo, an adapter that enables people with physical disabilities to connect to all consumer technology.

Ray’s extensive experience with the community of people with disabilities began with his work at The Muscular Dystrophy Association. It has continued in his role as a Director at Bansen Labs, and he has had a variety of unique experiences including an appearance on ABC’s Shark Tank. The talk will focus on the story of Bradley – one of Xogo’s users who has Cerebral Palsy. Ray will discuss how Bradley interacts with the world around him and how technology can open social access.


4:30 pm – 5:00 pm: 

  • The Honorable Justice Richard Bernstein/ Michigan Supreme Court 

Justice Richard Bernstein became the first blind justice, elected by voters statewide, to the Michigan Supreme Court in November 2014. With a commitment to justice and fairness, Bernstein began his 8-year term in January 2015. 

Prior to being elected to Michigan’s highest court, Justice Bernstein was known as a tireless advocate for disabled rights as an attorney heading the public service division for The Sam Bernstein Law Firm in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Blind since birth, Justice Bernstein is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Michigan and earned his juris doctorate from Northwestern University School of Law. 

Committed to taking action to help clients who needed him, Justice Bernstein’s cases often set national standards protecting the rights and safety of people with and without disabilities. 

And More…….. 


MonFREE and Open to the Public 

Hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm 

Final Day to experience POSITIVE EXPOSURE POP-UP Center/ Multi-Media Exhibition


10:30 am – 12:30 pm: Open to school groups, students, teachers and the public.

Make the Positive Exposure Pop-Up Center a part of your school year and celebrate the richness and beauty of human diversity Positive Exposure invites NYC metropolitan area elementary school classrooms to an extraordinary exhibition by world-class photographer, Rick Guidotti, that celebrates the richness and beauty of human diversity. Additionally, students will be treated to a special reading of the recently published Normal Norman by children’s book author, Tara Lazar.

Leaving the world of fashion, Rick has spent that past eighteen years working with NGOs, medical schools, universities and others to effect a sea-change in societal attitudes towards individuals living with genetic, physical, behavioral and intellectual difference. The exquisite photographs that Rick has taken around the world provide new opportunities to see individuals living with a variety of difference, first and foremost as joyous human beings.

The exhibition will serve as the focal point for an experiential program specifically designed for elementary audiences that is meant to create a deeper understanding and respect for human diversity.

12:30 pm – 3:30 pm:  OPEN TO ALL

At 20%, or 56 million, people with disabilities represent America’s largest minority — with a discretionary income of more than $220 billion – yet remain virtually invisible on our screens and stages. In this frank and provocative interactive dialogue, actor and disability advocate Christine Bruno and coordinator of equal employment opportunity (eeo) & diversity at SAG-AFTRA Becky Curran will talk about the history of representation of disabled people in the entertainment industry, myths and assumptions surrounding disability, why the lack of visibility matters and how you can help the entertainment industry move beyond antiquated stereotypes to feature authentic portrayals and tell universal stories from bold, unique and fresh perspectives.

  • Christine Bruno, Actress- Inclusion in the Arts 

Since 2005, Christine has served as Disability Advocate for Inclusion in the Arts, anational not-for-profit that promotes the full inclusion of artists of color and disabled artists in theatre, film, television and related media. She is the current chair of the NY Local SAG-AFTRA committee for Performers with Disabilities, and serves on the SAG-AFTRA National PWD, Broadway League Diversity and Actors’ Equity EEO Committees. Christine has worked throughout the U.S., U.K. and Australia. She holds an MFA in Acting and Directing from the Actors Studio Masters Program and is a lifetime member of the Actors Studio. 

  •   Becky Curran, Coordinator, EEO & Diversity, SAG-AFTRA 

Becky Curran is coordinator of eeo & diversity for SAG-AFTRA. Since joining SAG-AFTRA in April 2014, she has assisted with several diversity and inclusion efforts within the entertainment and news media industries. She also serves as president of Little People of America’s New York City chapter.Becky has worked for one of Hollywood’s top talent agencies, Creative Artists Agency. A prolific public speaker, Curran has spoken for groups throughout the United States and Kenya. She resides in New York City. 

  • ReelAbilities Film Festival, Presentations and Discussions

ReelAbilities Film Festival brings together the community to promote awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. ReelAbilities Film Festival showcases films, conversations and artistic programs to explore, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.

Website: ReelAbilities


3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

  • Xian Horn, Give Beauty Wing, Self Esteem Program: OPEN TO ALL

Xian Horn is a joyful woman with cerebral palsy who serves as teacher, speaker, beauty advocate, blogger and Exemplar for the AT&T NYU Connect Ability Challenge toward the creation of Assistive Technology. Xian’s Give Beauty Wings’ Self-Esteem programs originated and continue at NYU’s Initiative for Women with Disabilities, the Jewish Community Center Manhattan, and M.S. 131 in Chinatown. Xian’s programs have also been presented at United Cerebral Palsy, the Standing Tall school (a school for non-verbal children), and her alma mater New York City Lab School, where she was the first alumni commencement speaker in 2014. She has also spoken at the Apple Store in Soho, the UJA Federation’s Task Force on Disability, United Cerebral Palsy, The ReelAbilities Film Festival, the Naples Daily News, and the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, among many others, including a group of san diego personal injury lawyers. Xian has also run vocational workshops for the NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities for their annual Disability Mentoring Day. She also served as a spokesperson for the Starlight Children’s Foundation’s Give Actually Campaign for the Holiday Season 2015. Xian’s work has been featured by The White House Blog, Fast Company, NPR, NBC News, Fox 5 and NY1 and much more. Lastly, she is a blogger for Positively Positive – an online community of over 2.5 million readers worldwide.







April 5


Art  Directors Club
106 West 29th Street
New York City

March 3






SOAR to the Stars 60th Anniversary – Diamond Edition
“Where Our Diamonds Sparkle”

5:30 – 7:30pm
Radisson Paper Valley Hotel
Appleton, WI

Community based exhibition and lecture


February 29




Albert Einstein College of Medicine

1300 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461 USA

Rare Disease Day

2:00- 3:30

Lecture and Screening of ON BEAUTY with Film Director, Joanna Rudnick.


24 February


Lecture: 13:00-14:15

Screening of ON BEAUTY 17:30- 19:30

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4 February

The Belgian Society of Human Genetics Conference:

Leuven, 4-5 February 2016 

Conference Link

Exhibition, Lecture and Community based photography.

The Belgian Society of Human Genetics was launched in March 2000. The aim of the Society is to allow all scientists involved in the field of human genetics, working in all Belgian universities, and all independent research institutes or genetic centers in Belgium to have an official representative Society in Belgium. The BeSHG is aimed at promoting Human Genetics in its wider sense, a.o. by supporting genetic research, improving exchanges between Belgium and foreign countries, organising scientific meetings, and enhancing collaboration between Belgian labs. The BeSHG will represent the community of Belgian geneticists towards the other national and international Societies of Genetics, and is intended to become a discussion forum on scientific, professional, social and ethical issues linked to the practice of human genetics.


January 12



The mission of Beit Issie Shapiro (BIS) is to provide cutting-edge services to improve quality of life for people with disabilities, and to effect social change by breaking down the barriers preventing people with disabilities from full societal integration, assuring them the rights and opportunities for maximum growth and development.


December 16

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December 11

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Medical Student Lecture: Change How You See: See How You Change

December 2


November 14

The Future History of Cerebral Palsy:Unknown 8am-5pm


Change How You See, See How You Change at 1:45 PM Arts Panel at 2:35 PM

MEETING LOCATION: Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian Wintergarden, Lobby Level
3959 Broadway
New York, New York 10032

November 3





POSITIVE EXPOSURE: Seeing Beyond Diagnosis @ noon

In Collaboration with Bruce D. Levy, M.D.

Parker B. Francis Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Medical Director, The Lung Center, BWH

Director, Lung Research Center, Brigham Research Institute


October 30





Pediatric Grand Rounds: 7-8 am

701 Grove Road, Bal Suite 5

Greenville, SC 29605

October 25

Epidermolysis Bullosa Family Day


Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

4650 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Presentation & Photography


October 24







Presentation and Photography

Northern Illinois University (NIU)—Hoffman Estates
5555 Trillium Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
Phone: (847) 645-3000

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October 22-29

The 3rd annual Pittsburgh ReelAbilities Film Festival will take place at Rodef Shalom Congregation, a fully accessible venue in the Oakland area of Pittsburgh. The festival runs from October 22 – 29, 2015.

Rick will be there 22nd October ON BEAUTY & POSITIVE EXPOSURE Exhibition

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October 16

Screening: ON BEAUTY

NYU School of Dentistry

Presentation and Q & On BeautyA: 4:45 – 7pm

NYU College of Dentistry
345 E. 24th Street
(corner of First Avenue)
New York, NY, 10010

Kaufman Children’s Dental Hospital is a fully accredited pediatric ambulatory surgery facility in Brooklyn, New York. Pediatric Dentist Elan Kaufman DMD has been serving the community for over 15 years.

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Kaufman Children’s Dental Hospital
2120 Ocean Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11229
(718) 571-8158

October 15

GF-30squareGolisano Foundation

30th Anniversary Celebration and Awards
George Eastman House International Museum of Photography

Rochester, NY

October 13

Keynote Speaker at the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce’s 13th Annual Diversity Awards Dinner/Banquet

6:00PM -8:00PM at Ingalls Harbor Pavilion.1425671_10152222733482741_995967072_n

October 8

Chem RX
Chem RX Lecture
Leonard’s Palazzo
Great Neck, NY


Chem RX seminars are attended by Nursing Home Administrators, Directors of Nursing, CEOs, CFOs, residential directors, addiction treatment counselors that offer the non 12 step rehab program, assisted living administrators and case managers. Also, you can take a look at Addiction Campuses rehab centers of Addicted Minds for intervention and detox. Chem Rx seminars attract professionals who look to learn and share valuable information about today’s successful strategies and future trends.


October 7

A Special Film Lab/Time Warner/Turner/HBO Event: 6 pm

TW Media LabDiscussion: Mass Media Constructions of Beauty:  The Consequences of Allowing Judgment Based On What We Look Like Rather Than Who We Are

Time Warner Center
1 Time Warner Center
10th Floor Screening Room
New York, NY 10019

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)


October 6


American Society of Human Genetics High School Workshop

Baltimore Convention CenterASHG
One West Pratt Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201


September 18

Medical Student Lecture
Weill Cornell Medical College
1300 York Avenue
New York, NY 10064


September 17

The Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics
Lecture and Presentation of FRAME: Faces Redefining the Art of Medical Education

Sarah Lawrence College
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY 10708

About Genetic Counseling Graduate Program

August 21

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Summer Academy Meeting 2015
Speaker Presentation

New York Hilton Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019


August 13-15

Coffin Lowry Syndrome Foundation
Family Conference

Wellington, FL


August 7-9

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31st Annual Family Conference

Chicago, IL


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August 4

DC Event v4[2]

Special One Night DC Screening ON BEAUTY
640 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001



July 30 – August 1

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8th International Family Conference “Stronger Together”

Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
Orlando, FL


July 26-29

The Chromosome 18 Registry & Research Society
2015 Annual Family Conference

Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek
75 South West Temple
Salt Lake City UT 84101


July 17-19

4th International RASopathies Symposium
Presentation & Photo Shoot

Doubletree by Hilton at SeaTac
Seattle, WA

The RASopathies Network brings together caregivers, clinicians, patients, researchers and industry to expedite treatments and cures for the RASopathies.


July 16 & 17

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Presentation & Photo Shoot

Chicago, IL


July 2-7

Beit Issie Shapiro & Israel Elwyn

6th International Conference on Disabilities
“Unity and Diversity in Action” will take place at a time when we are witnessing a positive shift into the language of human rights, strengthened by the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

Thursday July 2nd
Photo Shoot, Sarona

Monday July 6th
Israel Elwyn Presentation, Gala Event and Exhibition, Jerusalem

Tuesday, July 7th
Plenary Lecture Keynote Speaker, Tel Aviv


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June 28

Basel, Switzerland

Featuring POSITIVE EXPOSURE images of Ambassadors  from: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey,  and USA

June 20

Community Photoshoot

Families with 4p-, Wolf- Hirschhorn syndrome

Long Beach, CA

June 16

Community Photoshoot

Families with Jacobsen Syndrome

San Jose, CA


June 13

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Keynote Speaker

Grand Hotel Marriott Resort
One Grand Boulevard
Point Clear, AL 36564


May 28

Presentation at National Symposium for Danone Nutricia Early Life Nutrition.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

May 8

POSITIVE EXPOSURE: Seeing Beyond Diagnosis Lecture

The Johns Hopkins University/National Human Genome Research Institute Genetic Counseling Training Program


May 5


Seattle: Main Campus

School of Medicine Lecture: POSITIVE EXPOSURE: Seeing Beyond Diagnosis and Screening of ON BEAUTY.

Positive Exposure: The Spirit of Difference – Health Sciences Lecture by Rick Guidotti

Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Time: 9:00 am

Location: Turner Auditorium (Room D-209)

Details: The School of Medicine, this Prosthetic Clinic,  MEDEX Northwest, School of Nursing, School of Dentistry, Speech and Hearing Sciences, and the Division of Physical Therapy, and the Department for Bioethics and the Humanities will host a health sciences lecture by Rick Guidotti. This lecture is geared toward members of the medical community and open to all. Rick Guidotti, a world renowned photographer, became interested in using visual arts to change the way society understands genetic differences, disability and beauty. His Positive Exposure photo and video presentation encourages students and professionals in the health sciences to see individuals with genetic differences as whole people, not just their specific diagnoses. He will also introduce one of the dentists that specializes in dental implants Marco Island is where his private practice is but he travels anywhere Rick thinks his services are needed. He feels that since he has a thriving restorative dentistry practice that the least he can do is help these children feel better about themselves. In case you want a dental service who are family-oriented, professional, and compassionate with their patients, dentist in eau claire are the ones to contact. You can schedule an appointment now at regiscourtdental.com. More information on Rick and his work can be found here: Ted Talk and Positive Exposure

Special screening of On Beauty and guided discussion led by Rick Guidotti and the film’s Director, Joanna Rudnick

Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Time: 4:30 pm

Location: HUB Lyceum

Details: A recent documentary, On Beauty, chronicles the work of Rick Guidotti  and the experiences of several exceptional women he has photographed. It premiered at the Chicago film festival last October and won audience favorite for short documentary. Since premiering in October 2014 On Beauty has continued to receive awards.  More information about the film can be found here: On Beauty

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Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Time: 5:30 pm

Location: HUB Lyceum

Details: Help us welcome Rick Guidotti and Joanna Rucnick to campus by joining  us for food, beverages, and lively conversation.

May 4

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The Battery, 717 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

(From the Website) About The Battery: www.thebatterysf.com

The Battery was a unique sort of social destination. I suppose I should not have been surprised. As I walked among its members, it was clear they were most at ease on their toes. An eager, inquisitive bunch, always curious, always on the hunt for new ideas and problems to solve. So it seemed natural that this energetic establishment was their idea of a place to relax. A place that could only be called traditional if you kept in mind its city’s traditional offerings of progressive thought, diversity and intelligence with just a touch of the bizarre. They made that decked out old building come alive with ideas and excitement. The cocktails and cuisine didn’t hurt the mood either.

Indeed, here is where they came to refill their cups. To tell stories. To swap ideas. To eschew status but enjoy the company of those they respected. Here is where they came to feel at home on an evening out.

April 30

Newport Beach Film Festival: Island Cinema 2pm


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April 22

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ON BEAUTY SCREENING: Long Island University: www.liu.edu

On Beauty Documentary and Panel Discussion Apr 22

Location: Gold Coast Cinema, 7:00 PM

April 17

The Children’s Workshop School/ Lecture

NYC @ 9am

Community Meeting

Children’s Workshop School strives for students to be open-minded and compassionate; to gain a sense of themselves and others; and to understand and appreciate the diversity of the community. Children are guided and supported to fulfill their creative, physical, emotional, social and intellectual potential. Our goal is for our children to recognize that they have the power and resources to effect change. It is our hope that children will grow to be responsible, critical and caring members of a pluralistic society.

April 1

Photo Exhibit: February 25  through End of April

Lower Eastside Girls Club | 101 Avenue D, NYC 10009
(212) 982-1633 

March 30

Nassau Pediatric Society Presentation

The Nassau Pediatric Society of New York Chapter 2 of the AAP was established in 1947 to serve the children and pediatricians in Nassau County. The AAP is a national organization composed of over 53,000 pediatricians. There are approximately 340 members in the Nassau Pediatric Society.

Leonard’s of Great Neck
555 Northern Blvd.
Great Neck, NY 11021
Telephone: 516-487-7900

6:30-8:30 pm


March 27

ON BEAUTY Tonight @7pm Palm Springs, CA


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March 13


Screening ON BEAUTY

NYU Langone Center: Stay tuned for Details


March 12

Uniformed Services University

F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine – “America’s Medical School”

Medical Student Lecture

4301 Jones Bridge Road, Bethesda, MD 20814
(800) 515-5257

March 3-7

Cincinnati REELABILITIES Film Festival: Screening ON BEAUTY as well as other community events.

Positive Exposure Events: Stay Tuned for Details.



February 16

For more Info: http://www.bigskyfilmfest.org

Big Sky

February 13

For More Info: http://www.bigskyfilmfest.org

Big Sky


February 12


Pediatrics Residency Program
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
1 Gustave L. Levy Place, NY, NY

8:00 am

February 11

Westchester Reform Temple

255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale

7:00 pm – presentation

2015, Feb_ Rick Guidotti.pdf

February 6

Children’s Hospital of Greenville Health System

The newcastlephysioclinic.com/services/acupuncture was added to provide more comprehensive services to patients utilizing both eastern and western medicine methods. Also, treat acute and chronic pain and many chronic medical conditions with medical acupuncture.

Greenville County Medical Society and Alliance

Suzanne M. Manning
Executive Director

January 11-13


Skin Impressions:  Australia


Melbourne and Sydney

January 20



January 2015

PE Holiday 14 PE Holiday 14a


December 18

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)

Medical Student Lecture

December 12

University of Minnesota, Medical College

Medical Student Lecture

November 16 – 26

POSITIVE EXPOSURE in Bangkok, Thailand


November 13

Speaking at HIGH POINT VILLAGE “CAN DO” GALA! Lubbock, Texas

Read more about High Point Village: www.highpointvllage.org


November 12

BEYOND the FRAME exhibition launch: 5pm

Sponsored by ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital Family Advisory Council.  Meet Mary and Jonah participants in ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital’s Beyond the Frame photo exhibit, on permanent display inside the ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital main entrance hallway beginning Wednesday, November 12.  Screen Shot 2014-11-09 at 8.39.19 AM copy #BeyondTheFrame to share positive words of inspiration and encouragement.

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November 5-7

Greenville, South Carolina

3 days will include Medical School lecture, Photo shoots and evening community presentation: Hosted by: Greenville County Medical Society


October 29

Basel, Switzerland

World Psoriasis Day: Novartis Campus

Global Campaign/ Exhibition

October 20

Akron, OH

County of Summit Board of Developmental Disabilities

John S. Knight Center 77 E. Mill Street Akron, OH 44308

October 18

The World Premiere of ON BEAUTY at the Chicago International Film Festival.

Show Times:

10/18/2014 1:15 PM , EFBEAU – $14 /$11 Get your ticket here:

If you are in Chicago, COME!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!

If you’re not, then get on a bus, train or plane..

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USA, Kenya
Director: Joanna Rudnick

From Emmy-nominated filmmaker Joanna Rudnick (In the Family), On Beauty follows former fashion photographer Rick Guidotti as he focuses his lens on people who are often excluded or misrepresented in popular media. Highlighting vibrant individuals with genetic conditions, Rick’s work challenges conventional visions and helps redefine notions of beauty. Filmmaker and subject will participate in a post-screening panel discussion about the importance and difficulties of changing mainstream definitions of beauty.

77 min

Categories: Life Is Short, ReelWomen

Saturday, October 18th at 1:15pm at the AMC River East 21 theater. http://m.ticketmaster.com/on…/event/21004D30DA8E2692…


October 17

San Diego, CA

American Society of Human Genetics High School Workshop

San Diego Convention Center



October 11

San Diego CA
Keynote Address: The American Academy of Pediatrics




October 8

Amsterdam, Netherlands

FOAM Gallery

Keizersgracht 609, 1017 DS Amsterdam, Netherlands


Featuring POSITIVE EXPOSURE images of Ambassadors  from: Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain,Turkey and USA

October 1- 31

SKIN IMPRESSION GLOBAL EXHIBITION: Novartis Campus, Basel, Switzerland  October 1-31, 2014


October 1

Basel, Switzerland


Novartis Campus

Featuring POSITIVE EXPOSURE images of Ambassadors  from: Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain,Turkey and USA,


September 26 – October 24


Art Academy | Convergys Gallery, 1212 Jackson Street | Cincinnati, OH 45202

Sep. 26, 2014 – Oct. 24, 2014
Mon–Fri: 9 am–9 pm | Sat–Sun: 9 am–5 pm


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Sep. 26, 2014

The Opening Reception for Positive Exposure takes place on Friday, September 26, from 5 to 9 pm, part of Final Fridays in Over-the-Rhine (OTR). With hors d’oeuvres, beverages and music provided. Free and open to the public.

Cincinnati ReelAbilities Film Festival presents Rick Guidotti’s Positive Exposure, The Spirit of Difference exhibition. The images of the exhibition reveal the social and psychological experiences of people living with genetic, physical and behavioral conditions. People of all ages and ethno-cultural heritages. Mr. Guiodotti’s exhibition celebrates the richness and beauty of human diversity. In addition, the exhibit addresses societal standards of beauty in today’s culture and how this impacts children living with genetic disorders. Rick Guidotti, an award-winning former fashion photographer, has spent the past 15 years working internationally with advocacy/non-governmental organizations, medical schools, universities that use ClassDojo, and other educational institutions to inspire a sea-change in societal attitudes towards people living with genetic differences. His work has been published in such diverse newspapers, magazines and journals as ElleGQPeopleThe American Journal of Medical GeneticsThe LancetSpirituality and HealthThe Washington PostAtlantic Monthly and Life Magazine.

September 25

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Artist Talk

Obscura Cincinnati

645 Walnut St, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
7-9 PM


September 20

 RALEIGH, North Carolina
The National Inclusion Project: www.inclusionproject.org

NC wa3

September 17

VIACOM, New York City


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July 31

-Parents and Researched Interested in Smith-Magenis Syndrome

Building Bridges of Hope, 8th International Conference

July 31- August 3

Hilton at the Ballpark
1 S. Broadway
St. Louis, MO



July 18-20

11th Moebius Syndrome Conference

11th Moebius Syndrome Conference

July 18 – 20, 2014

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

5701 Marinelli Rd

North Bethesda, Maryland 20852


July 11-13

NOAH’s 15th National Conference July 10 – 13, 2014

NOAH– The National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation

Town and Country Resort
500 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108


July 10-11

28th International SOFT 2014 Conference (Support Organization for Trisomy 18, 13 and related disorders)

Rick will attend July 10-11th.

Dinner Presentation and Portraits

Sheraton Waterside Hotel

777 Waterside Dr,

Norfolk, Va 23510


July 6-9

Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society Conference


Stamford Marriott Hotel and Spa

243 Tresser Boulevard

Stamford, Connecticut

Lecture, Portraits, Workshop, Young Adult Panel

July 3-5

2014 World Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

Lecture and Portraits

More than 600 attendees from across the globe including families and individuals with interests in learning more about Functional Remedies cbd tincture;

caregivers; healthcare professionals; researchers; a wide array of exhibitors; and others interested in TSC.


Because of the proliferation of information sharing on a global basis, and the TS Alliance’s role as

the leading resource for people with TSC, the 2014 event will support an expanded, worldwide TSC

community, hence the new name: World TSC Conference.

They are permitted to accompany the humans they support in places dogs aren’t usually allowed. Therapy dog doesn’t have this same right.

The TS Alliance’s last National TSC Conference was held in 2006 and so much has changed in clinical care

and approved treatments since then, including two approved indications to shrink tumors associated

with TSC in the brain and kidneys. And in 2012, updating the TSC consensus guidelines for diagnosis,

testing and treatment created new gold standards in care.


Omni Shoreham Hotel

2500 Calvert Street NW

Washington, DC 20008

July 2

2014 Nevus Outreach International Conference

Marriott Solana Hotel in Westlake, Texas.


June 25-27


Skin To Live In Global Campaign!

Madrid, Spain

June 25

AAIDD American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 2014 Media Award for Positive Exposure: The Spirit of Difference.

This award recognizes significant contributions in depicting Americans with disabilities in a positive light.

The 138th AAIDD Annual Meeting will be held at:

Buena VIsta Palace
1900 E. Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830


Rick, although thrilled and honored with this award,  will not be able to attend the award ceremony as he will be in Europe collaborating on a global campaign focusing on Psoriasis and Urticaria.

June 20-22

FIRST: Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types, Inc.®

Keynote and workshop
2014 National Family Conference –

Hilton Indianapolis

120 W. Market St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204


June 19

PHACE: 4th Bi-annual PHACE Syndrome Community Family Conference.

Country Springs Hotel
2810 Golf Road
Pewaukee, WI 53072

PHACE Syndrome, a congenital condition characterized by the association between large infantile hemangiomas, usually of the head and neck, and birth defects of the brain, heart, eyes, skin and/or arteries.

PHACE is an acronym that stands for the medical names of the parts of the body it often impacts:

  • P – Posterior fossa abnormalities and other structural brain abnormalities
  • H – Hemangioma(s) of the cervical facial region
  • A – Arterial cerebrovascular anomalies
  • C – Cardiac defects, aortic coarctation and other aortic abnormalities
  • E – Eye anomalies

Further information about the PHACE Syndrome Community is available at



June 18

AADMD 12th Annual Education Conference

the 2014 Princeton Meeting of the NTG on ID and Dementia Practices

In conjunction with American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry

The Special Olympics 2014 USA Games

Hyatt Regency Princeton
102 Carnegie Center
Princeton, NJ, 08540

June 15-17


Skin to Live In Global Campaign.

Mexico City, Mexico

June 12

United Nation Conference:  Changing Attitudes and Fighting Stereotypes for an Inclusive Society.

10:00-11:30am, conference room 5 at the UN.

Activities to implement the CRPD and create more inclusive societies are often met with segregated social environments, stereotypes and negative attitudes towards people with disabilities. These create barriers for the implementation of many of the CRPD articles. This event will present inter-sectorial public awareness and training programs from around the world, from both governments and civil society organizations, aimed at assisting in the implementation of CRPD articles, as well as the full participation of people with disabilities in the process.
Panelists include:

Rick Guidotti, Positive Exposure
Gabor Gambos, International Disability Alliance
Verena Bentele , Federal Government Commissioner for Matters relating to Disabled Persons, Germany
Ahiya Kamara, Commissioner for Equal Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Israel
Eric Mathews, Associate Director, Disability Rights International
Jean Judes, Executive Director, Beit Issie Shapiro, Israel

June 8

Familial Dysautonomia Day

NYU Langone Center
550 1st Avenue


Familial Dysautonomia (FD) is a rare genetic neurological disorder that effects the sensory and autonomic nervous systems, causing life-threatening medical complications from birth.

Sponsored by the Dysautonomia Foundation, Inc


May 20

Xerox Corporate Conference: Tucson AZ
Positive Exposure — Redefining Beauty

Keynote: 11 am-12 pm

Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, 3800 E. Sunrise Dr., Tucson, AZ, 85718

May 17-18

Gold Symposium

May 16 – 17, 2014 • Muenzinger Auditorium

University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

8:30 am – 5:30 pm


May 16

Eastern Regional AACO (American Association of Certified Orthoptists)  This orthoptic meeting is  planned by the orthoptists from three different  pediatric ophthalmology departments: Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston Medical Center and Tufts Medical Center.

12:00 – 1:00

New England Eye Center at Tufts Medical Center
800 Washington St., Box 450
Boston, MA 02111


Shelley Klein, CO, COMT
Pediatric Ophthalmology/Ocular Motility
New England Eye Center at Tufts Medical Center
Phone 617-636-6769

May 14 – June 17

POSITIVE EXPOSURE Exhibition NYU Langone Center

POSITIVE EXPOSURE ExhibitionPhoto Exhibition at NYU Langone Center in collaboration with the Dysautonomia Foundation. May 14- June 17  



May 1


April 28

YAI Seeing beyond disability

Keynote Presentation at the YAI International Conference in NYC – we’re expecting over 40 states and 12 countries

460 West 34th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10001

April 24

49 West 38th Street | 5th Floor | New York, NY 10018
Direct: 646.588.2314 | Fax:
212.754.4994 | clowe@ramapoforchildren.org

Lecture: 6:30-7:30pm

April 23

Geisinger’s Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute

Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute
Geisinger-Bucknell Autism & Developmental Medicine Center | Lewisburg, PA
(570) 522-6281

Wednesday, 4/23/2014

10:00 am, photo shoot at ADMI, Lewisburg, PA

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Community vent, Packwood House Museum, Lewisburg PA

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, presentation followed by Q&A at the Campus Theatre, Lewisburg PA

Purpose of event:

As part of ADMI’s commitment to community outreach & family support, we want to give back by spreading Positive Exposure’s message to our community and to ADMI stakeholders. This event will celebrate the one year anniversary of ADMI, autism awareness month and Lewisburg’s annual Celebration of the Arts.

Target audience:

Patients, families, donors, education professionals, community members, Geisinger Health System staff & faculty, ADMI staff & faculty, ADMI Advisory Council, students & faculty from local school districts, colleges and universities.

April 11

Stevens Health Professionals Club

Stevens Institute of Technology

Castle Point on Hudson
Hoboken, NJ 07030
(201) 216-8957

Lecture: 4:10 – 6 pm. Room Kidde 226

April 8

Oppenheimer Haas Foundation presents:


Through the introduction of the Pearls Project to the students in the Westchester Jewish Center, Westchester Reform Temple, and Westchester Day School communities, the students have become more interested in and sensitive to their peers living with genetic, physical and behavioral differences as they learned about the Pearls Ambassadors and then blogged with them from November to December 2013.

Additionally, our students have conveyed this information and enthusiasm to their families and the greater Westchester community. In an effort to culminate the Project, a proposal is being made to give the students, their families, and the greater Westchester community an opportunity to hear about the genesis of Positive Exposures and the Pearls Project from its creator, Rick Guidotti at a community event for the participating groups.

Westchester Jewish Center
Rockland and Palmer Avenues
Mamaroneck, New York

6-7 pm: Rick will meet and have dinner with the Westchester PEARLS bloggers…hearing about their experiences and responding to their questions

7-8:30 pm: Rick will present his “story” to the Westchester PEARLS participants and their respective communities of students, parents, clergy, etc. with Q and A to follow

April 8th flyer

April 3

Rick  Guidotti will present the Henry Howe Chan Memorial Bioethics Keynote Lecture  at MCW Muses Thursday April 3, 2014 at 5:30pm.

MCW Muses is an annual event of the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Medical Humanities Program and is co-sponsored by the MCW Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine and the Society of Teaching Scholars.

Faculty, residents and students display their artwork or other handiwork, their poetry and prose, and perform musical selections.

Mr. Guidotti’s photographs will be displayed in the MCW Cafeteria Lobby Monday March 31-Thursday April 3rd.

The Henry Howe Chan Memorial Lecture was endowed by  Carlyle Chan, MD in honor of his father, who had a deep interest in bioethics.
Center for Bioethics & Medical Humanities
Institute for Health & Society

Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226

5:30 PM Chan Bioethics Lecture, MCW HRC Auditorium

GUIDOTTI POSTER – final final- CHAN LECTURE 3-14-14[1]

April 2

University of Wisconsin Madison

Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
330 North Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715

5pm – keynote address
6pm – reception

Host organizations:
Morgridge Institute for Research
University of Wisconsin Genetics Counseling Department
University of Wisconsin Art Department
Wisconsin Medical Alumni Association

The purpose of Rick’s visit will be multi-fold. Primarily Positive Exposure epitomizes the
constructive things that can happen when art and science/medicine intersect. One of
the main goals of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery is to foster collaboration between
the arts and sciences. Participants coming from more of a science/medical background
are excited about the humanizing, empowering aspects of Rick’s work and would like to
know more about how art and medicine might constructively interact in other ways.
Those attending from more of an art background are interested in learning about his
creative process and the nuances of working in medically-relevant portraiture. Rick’s
visit, including both a keynote address and a workshop, will help to bring physicians,
students, and the community, all from varied backgrounds, together to achieve a
dialogue that will result in long-lasting collaborations.

March 9

Photo Shoot for NYU Langone Exhibition of our friends with Familial Dysautonomia

March 8

Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome  Family Conference
Uniondale, Long Island

March 5

NYU seminar series funded by the Andrew Mellon Foundation, entitled

“A Post-Genomic Embrace of the Human? The Social Science and Humanities of Non-Reductionist Life Sciences.”

Positive Exposure: 6-8 pm

The seminar series will bring together scholars in the social
sciences, humanities, and life sciences to explore themes including:
the conceptual move away from linear causation toward
neuroplasticity, networks and epigenetics in the life sciences; the
ways that non-reductionist science can be aesthetically represented
and made accessible to wider publics; and the philosophical and
political imperatives of post-genomic science. In your case, we
would like for you to discuss your photography as a way to give
audiences a sensory experience that helps them to see beyond simple
genetic definitions of normal and abnormal, able and disabled,
beautiful and scarred, to heighten their awareness of the social
malleability of such categories.

February 12

Houston ReelAbilities Film Festival: http://houston.reelabilities.org/events

Positive Exposure

Rick Guidotti challenges our vision of beauty with his stunning photographs of individuals who have genetic differences in his “Positive
Exposure” exhibition. For ReelAbilities, Rick will exhibit his current selection of photos as well as pictures he takes of local Houstonians during a photo shoot in January.

Nicole Longnecker Gallery

On view: Saturday, January 18 – February 15
(Local Houstonians’ photos on view February 11-15)
Opening Reception with Artist: Saturday, January 18, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
JFS Reception begins at 7:00 p.m.

Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center

“Positive Exposure” Multi-Media Presentation with Rick Guidotti:
Wednesday, February 12, 8:00 p.m.
Dessert Reception to follow

“Change how you see. See how you change.”

Made possible in part through the City’s InitiatIve Grant Program of the Houston Arts Alliance

February 11

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

3:00 to 4:30 pm

Medical Student/ Faculty/ Fellows  Lecture

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461 USA

February 6

Eastern Kentucky University

Chautauqua Lecture: BEAUTY MATTERS


TITLE OF PRESENTATION: “Positive Exposure: The Beauty and Spirit of Difference”
DATE: Thursday, February 6, 2014


[a] Informal Discussion: 3:00-4:00 PM.
[b] Informal Dinner: 6:00-7:00 PM.
[c] Lecture & Q&A: 7:30-9:00 PM. [1-Hour Lecture & 30-Minute Q&A]

January 31

8 – 9 am Grand Rounds at Children’s Hospital

Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo – A Kaleida Health Facility 

219 Bryant St, Buffalo, NY 14222
(716) 878-7000


Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, a Kaleida Health facility and teaching hospital for the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences , 

January 30

Buffalo Pediatric Society

Presentation @ 31 Club downtown Buffalo, NY


January 19

PHOTO SHOOT in Houston

Photo shoot with local families at The Houstonian, Houston, TX

Images will be added to Exhibition at Longnecker Gallery, Supplemental Exhibition Grand Opening: Wednesday, February 12 @ 7:30pm

January 15, 2014

The Calhoun School

433 West End Ave, New York, NY 10024
New York City

Lecture/ Workshop PEARLS Project


The Calhoun School is a co-educational independent school on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, serving students from 3’s through 12th grade.

December 13

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Medical Student Lecture
2:00 pm

4170 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

December 6

University of Minnesota Medical Student Lecture
8:00 – 10:00 am

Minneapolis, MN

December 5

Medical Grand Rounds
8:00 -9:00 am

Nationwide Children’s Hospital
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, OH 43205

December 4

Ohio Association of County Boards
Serving PEopke with Developmental Disabilities
73 East Wilson Bridge Road, Suite B1, Worthington, Ohio 43085


Presentation Date: December 4, 2013
Time of Presentation: 9:15 to 10:15 am

November 21

Kaiser Permanente Inclusion and Diversity Conference
Lecture and workshop
San Francisco, CA

November 19

University of Maryland Medical Student Lecture
MSTF auditorium
685 W. Baltimore Street.
Baltimore, MD

November 6th

Canadian Association of Genetic Counselors
Oakville, Ontario
More Info

November 1st

Student Lecture
Baylor Medical School
Houston, TX
More Info

October 24th – 29th

Student Workshop
Festival della Scienza: Beauty
Sponsored by the Ligurian Genetics Department
Genova, Italy
More Info

October 22nd

High School Workshop
American Society of Human Genetics
Boston, MA
More Info

October 21st

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM

  • Faces Redefining the Art of Medical Education (FRAME) workshop for medical students.

Room 230 of McCampbell Hall (Nisonger Center)

1581 Dodd Drive

Columbus, OH 43210

12:00PM to 1:00PM:

  • Grand Rounds at Prior Health Sciences Library, Ohio State University, followed by a reception to celebrate the opening of the Positive Exposure gallery there. Also, constructive knowledge can be imputed in instances where the spill or instance of liquid creating a dangerous drunk driving accident situation was present for an extended period of time and should have been detected by an employee.
  • Driving is something you should do with lots of caution, if you have a long distance to cover and you do not want to drive, you can always get a a delivery service for your car that is really safe, they are called Shiply and are available whenever you need them. Meanwhile, if you notice a car defect, do not use your vehicle and bring it to the repair shop immediately.

Prior Health Sciences Library

376 W 10th Ave

Columbus, OH 43210

2:15 PM to 2:45 PM

  • PEARLs Project Launch Assembly at Worthington Hills Elementary School (WHES)

Worthington Hills Elementary School

1221 Candlewood Drive

Columbus, OH 43235


October 20th

Center of Science and Industry (COSI)
Columbus, OH
More Info

October 12th

Williams Syndrome Changing Lives Foundation
Photo Shoot for Williams Syndrome Awareness Campaign
RainForest Adventures in Seiverville, TN (near Knoxville)
More Info

October 9th

Lecture and Exhibition (through October 18th)
Toledo Children’s Hospital
Toledo, Ohio
More Info

October 4th – 6th

Communication Workshop
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Italy
Tuscany, Italy
More Info

September 28th – 30th

2013 International Nevus Conference Positive Exposure Exhibition
Marseille, France
More Info

September 21st

Recipient of the RARE Champion of Hope Award – Advocacy
The 2nd Annual Tribute to Champions of Hope Gala
The Global Genes Project
Newport Beach, CA
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September 21st

Exhibition Opening (through January 2014)
Center of Science and Industry (COSI)
Columbus, OH
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September 18

Villanova University
Health and Human Values Lecture Series
College of Nursing @ 5pm
800 E. Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085


September 7th

Photo shoot
Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute
Geisinger Health System
Camp Victory, Millville, PA
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September 6th

Fragile X Community Lecture and Photo Shoot
Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute
Geisinger Health System
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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September 6th

Staff and Faculty Lecture
Geisinger Health System
Danville, PA
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September 5th

Bucknell Unversity
Lewisburg, PA
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August 28th

Faculty Lecture
Overbrook School for the Blind
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July 28th – 31st

Chromosome 18 Annual Family Conference
Savannah, GA
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July 25th – 27th

IsoDicentric 15 Conference 2013
Minneapolis, MN

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July 26th – 27th

Sturge-Weber Foundation International Conference
Denver, CO
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July 17th – 21st

22q11 Ireland’s 20th International Scientific Meeting
Dublin, Ireland
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June 29th – July 3rd

Little People of America’s 2013 National Conference
Washington, DC
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June 25th – 26st

Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Transition Workshop
Baltimore, MD
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June 13th

Exhibit Opening
Genome Zone: Mosaic of Humanity
National Museum of Natural History
Washington, D.C.
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June 7th

Positive Exposure Feature
Rock Center with Brian Williams
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May 4

NOAH New York Metro Regional Conference
La Quinta Hotel
Secaucus, NJ

May 17th – 18th

GoldLab 4th Annual Symposium
University of Colorado Boulder
Denver, CO
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May 15th

Hunter in Focus Opening
Moscow, Russia
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May 8th

Keynote Speaker
ADVANCE: The Ruderman Jewish Disabilities Funding Conference
Scholastic  Event Space
557 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
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April 25-26

HudsonAlpha: DNA  Day
Community exhibition and presentation

April 18th

TedMed Talk
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
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April 14, 2013

Ramapo for Children Lecture
49 West 38th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY

April 4, 2013

Dermatology Nurses Association Lecture
New Orleans, LA
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March 21-29

Hunter in Focus: Moscow Russia
Photography: Shire

March 9, 2013

Positive Exposure Exhibition Opening
JCC Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Ave at 76th Street, NYC
ReelAbilities Film Festival

March 7, 2013

Biennial Henrietta Lacks Symposium
Baltimore, MD

March 6, 2013

2013 Pennsylvania Department of Education Conference Keynote
Hershey PA

February 22 – 26, 2013

Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Conference
Rome, Italy

February 11, 2013

Sarah Lawrence Genetic Counseling Student Lecture
Bronxville, NY

February 10, 2013

PEARLS in Focus: Celebrating Diversity

Sunday, February 10, 2013: 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.

UJA-Federation of New York
Seventh-Floor Conference Center
130 East 59th Street (between Park and Lexington avenues)
New York City

February 7, 2013

University of Iowa, lecture: public, the students in the Art
Department, UI Health Care faculty.

February 1, 2013

John Hopkins lecture, Genetic Counseling Students
Bethesda, MD

January 19, 2013

Grand Nevi Winter Camp: Pinegrove Ranch NY

December 14, 2012

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Medical Student morning lecture
Lunch with Genetic Counseling Students
Bonnie LeRoy MS, CGC
Editor, Journal of Genetic Counseling, Professor and Director of
the Graduate Program of Study in Genetic Counseling
Department of Genetics Cell Biology and Development

December 13, 2012

Public Health Department – Community and Public Health
Research & Clinical Rounds
Seminar Lecture
Public Health Department’s Conference Center
Public Health Building
402 East 67th St., NYC (67th and 1st)
12:30 PM

December 6, 2012

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicene
Lecture, Medical Students
Ruth D. Thornton, Ph.D.
Director Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

November 29, 2012

UJA – Federation of New York
Exhibition, PEARLS Project, NYC
Funded by Oppenheimer Haas Foundation

November 14, 2012

Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind
and Visually Impaired
Conference Keynote
Newport, RI

November 5, 2012

American Society of Human Genetics High School Workshop
San Francisco, CA

October 31, 2012

Weill Cornell Medical College Lecture
1st Year Medical Students
Genetics Director: Jessica Davis, MD

October 30, 2012

Ohel Photo Shoot, Sibling Project, NYC

October 29, 2012

Sarah Lawrence College, Lecture
Genetic Counseling Program
Director – Caroline Lieber

October 28, 2012

Ohel Photo Shoot, Sibling Project, NYC

October 26, 2012

Hunter in Focus Exhibition
USA, Poland, Germany
Sponsor, Shire

October 26, 2012

Photo Expo New York
Photo District News in collaboration with Photo Philanthropy
Photography for social impact
Before Our Eyes: A Panel
Javits Center, NYC
8:30 – 11:30 AM

October 18, 2012

Positive Exposure Fall Fundraiser 2012
Metropolitan Pavilion,
125 West 18th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY
6 – 10 PM
Tickets Available Online

Several Booths will be present, including an information booth sharing about CBD Oil for Dogs. If ever you have important travels and no one can watch your dog, choose Best Pet Reviews in keeping your dog where you want it.

October 11, 2012

Building Community Lecture
Temple Israel Center
280 Old Mamaroneck Road,
White Plains, NY

October 10, 2012

New England School of Optometry, Profiles in Vision
Conference Award Recipient
Copley Plaza, Boston