John Hendry

Helping parents of children with special needs overcome the day-to-day challenges of growing up


How teachers can motivate a child with special needs to stretch beyond their expectations.


He has given more than 100 speeches to all sizes of groups, perhaps the most unique were the 2 given in Japan....in the Japanese language.

PUBLISHED AUTHOR & WRITER

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Accomplished International Speaker 

John is an accomplished International speaker. His presentations have taken him across Canada, the United States and Japan. In Japan he delivered speeches in the Japanese language. His thirty plus years of advocacy and involvement in public education provide a wealth of experience, knowledge and insight into critical areas such as accessibility, inclusion and school board governance.


His track record and profile as an outspoken advocate in the areas of special education, inclusion and diversity earned him countless opportunities to present to a wide spectrum of audiences including education conferences and many service clubs such as Rotary International.

The highlight of his speaking career to date is his appearances at the Pacific Rim International Conference on Diversity and Disabilities, hosted by the University of Hawai'i.


John is an active member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers.


In the area of humour, John's brief stint in stand-up comedy, and his witty one-liners will leave your audience rolling in the aisles.

His range of topics is vast. He is a passionate speaker providing a dichotomy in themes from humour to controversial. His diverse background has provided him with an intimate knowledge and depth of experience in his chosen area of topics.  

Chisholm Academy Graduation

Keynote Speech Testimonial

"Chisholm Academy was privileged to have John Hendry as the guest speaker at our Graduation Dinner, June 2019. Chisholm Academy is a Non-Profit Independent School for students with Special Needs and/or Learning Disabilities.


John is a passionate and humorous speaker. He was able to translate his background and personal experiences into a moving speech that engaged both our students, and their families. He emphasized a message of hope, hard work and perseverance that had relevance to every individual present. This evening is the highlight of our school year, and John's message was timely and well received as our Graduating Families move on to the next stage in their growth and development in post secondary goals."



Dino Crapsi, M.Ed., OPC

Principal

Chisholm Academy

Oakville, Ontario

June 27, 2019

Presenting at an event in Waterloo

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Speaking st the Chamber of Commerce in Kitchener, Ontario

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