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Awkward Moments in the Spotlight


25 May 2018 at 5:13 pm
Estelle Stathoulis
US charity the Cerebral Palsy Foundation (CPF) has launched its newest campaign in the form of a video series entitled “Awkward Moments” to spread awareness about disability.


Estelle Stathoulis | 25 May 2018 at 5:13 pm


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Awkward Moments in the Spotlight
25 May 2018 at 5:13 pm

American sports commentator Jason Benetti lends his voice for this tongue-in-cheek cartoon series, that illustrates a number of everyday occurrences for people with disability with an air of humour.

Benetti, who has Cerebral Palsy, came up with the concept for the series after his experience participating in a recent “Just Say Hi” campaign.

Together with Richard Ellenson, who is CEO of the CPF and coincidentally a former advertising creative director, they honed in on a unique campaign that highlighted  Benetti’s sportscasting talents.

In a statement, Benetti said: “There are moments and conversations in our society where people rely on accidental snap judgements or speak without forethought or understanding. That’s okay. We all do it, and sometimes it is even funny.  

“But, if unaddressed, we don’t know how to move past them. So the goal of the campaign is to illuminate these moments when we might be on mental autopilot, and – by using humor – show people that they are having misperception about people and [can] learn to think differently.”

Check out the first video from the series “The Disability Blurt Out” below.



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