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The Peckham Community Partnership will host the bi-annual speaker series featuring Chris Ulmer, teacher, motivational speaker and founder of the multi-media non-profit, Special Books by Special Kids. On Friday, October 11, Peckham will host a morning session from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and an afternoon session from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Both sessions are free of charge and will take place at Peckham Inc., 3510 Capital City Boulevard, Lansing, Michigan 48906.

To reserve complimentary seats, email with the following information: number of tickets, choice of session, name, phone number and email of contact person. Business casual attire requested. Contact Shavonne Lewis at for pre-event interviews.
Beginning as a special education teacher, Chris immediately recognized the intelligence, humor and potential that was displayed in his classroom. After two years of gaining a deep appreciation for his students, the idea for Special Books by Special Kids was formed. The initial idea of the movement was to have his students write stories explaining life from their perspective to enable community members to gain a deeper understanding of neurodiverse individuals.

Today, Special Books by Special Kids has surpassed 3 million loyal followers and is the world’s leading neurodiversity movement. Chris dedicates his time to traveling around the world to further SBSK’s mission and share with listeners a message regarding the power of acceptance and positivity when engaging with neurodiverse individuals.

The Peckham Community Partnership Foundation is committed to supporting the initiatives, programs and services that help Peckham, Inc. fulfill its mission. The Foundation helps fund services and programs where little other funding exists, filling critical gaps that can make a difference in the lives of those striving for independence. The Peckham Community Partnership Foundation supports a variety of program initiatives, while also supporting efforts to provide community enrichment, volunteerism and self-empowerment opportunities.

Peckham, Inc. is a nonprofit community vocational rehabilitation organization that values quality, diversity and performance. The mission is to provide a wide range of opportunities to maximize human potential for persons with disabilities who are striving for greater independence and self- sufficiency. Peckham has operations through five locations in Michigan including Lansing, Flint, Grand Rapids, Battle Creek and Charlotte. Peckham also has operations in Phoenix, Arizona and London, Kentucky. To learn more about Peckham, visit