RICHLAND — A widely regarded authority on cultural diversity, particularly Native American and Latino cultures, will discuss issues faced by people with disabilities Oct. 24 at Washington State University Tri-Cities.
Roberto Dansie will present “Disabilities and the Art of Working with Positive Energy” at 1:30 p.m. in the Consolidated Information Center, Room 120, at 2770 University Drive, Richland.

Dansie is a clinical psychologist based in French Gulch, Calif., and an award-winning speaker and trainer. He is a faculty member with the Psychosocial Trauma Institute at the Missouri School of Medicine and earned his doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the University of Guadalajara.
The author of two books, Dansie has been published in numerous health journals. He is a regular columnist with The Consolidated Press and Indian Country Today, the nation’s leading American Indian news source.
Admission to the seminar is free, but seating is limited. Reserve a seat by contacting Raeann Pontrella at 509-698-1264 or
The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Social and Health Services’ Division of Developmental Disabilities, Ambitions of Washington, and the WSU Tri-Cities Disability Services Office.
The DSHS Division of Developmental Disabilities assists children and adults who have developmental delays or disabilities, cognitive impairment, chronic illness, and related functional disabilities. Clients are provided long-term care and supportive services. For more information, visit
Ambitions Inc. is a Spokane-based company with offices in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California. It offers residential support services, employment and day programs to people with developmental disabilities. For more details, see