"The LCTDC was thrilled to have Tekki at our annual Transition Conference held on Friday, March 2nd, at Purdue University Calumet. The students, parents and teachers in attendance raved about her performance and how inspirational and motivational it was for everyone in attendance!! We, The Lake County Transition Develpoment Coalition, thank Tekki for providing such an exciting and worthwhile performance for those that attended our conference! She made it a very special event!
"Having worked with Tekki on many occasions I know the impact
of her work. The Open Doors Organization/Girl Scouts of Chicago
"More Alike than Different" badge program benefited from Tekki's
many performances and how they captured the imagination of the
youth and adult attendees. Her endless work promoting disability
in the arts is also proof to her overall value in the community."
Open Doors Organization, Chicago
"Tekki's performance of Blurred Vision at Loyola a few years
ago was extremely well received by our employees. Her story of
growing up and seeing multiple health professionals resonated
with staff on a personal level and re-connected us with the often
over-looked emotional side of patient care. I'd highly recommend
her performance to assist with engaging staff and improving your
Mark A. Cerkvenik
Director, Organizational Development
Loyola University Medical Center
"Last fall, Tekki Lomnicki visited my 7th grade classes as part of our Ability Awareness unit. Tekki's keen wit and her understanding of young people created an instant rapport with the students. They loved the performance of her monologue, as well as her workshop on People First Language. The students' written reflections showed that Tekki's presentation made a huge impact on their understanding of people with disabilities, and their thinking changed to focus on what people CAN do. I feel they also walked away with a better understanding of how to monitor their actions and words in order to treat others with respect and acceptance. I can't wait to have Tekki back to meet my new students!"
Kelly Coleman, Teacher
Hadley Middle School
Downers Grove, Illinois