A Different Outlook
Steve was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and adopted through Christian
Salvation Services. When he was born, Steve was not breathing and needed to be resuscitated. At 3 months old, he was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy.
Steve became a motivational speaker at the age of 15 and has spoken over 1,000 times at various colleges, high schools, conferences, and municipalities across the country, as well as, internationally in Taiwan. In 2022, Steve received a Certification
for Accessible Studies from Central Washington University which gives him the ability to be an ADA consultant. In 2022, he did
a TEDx Talk at Laguna Blanca School in Santa Barbara, California. He is also an accomplished athlete and has won multiple medals for Team USA.
A living example of inspiration and overcoming limitations that society sets, Steve Ferreira brings a new perspective to living life beyond, and with, a disability. Beyond Disabilities advocates for people with disabilities and strives to inspire all people to accomplish their own goals. Steve’s workshops help the community gain an understanding of living with a disability or perceived limitation and rising beyond it.
Our mission is to inform individuals and communities around the world that if you are disabled, you are just like everyone else…just living life in a different way.
Beyond Disabilities envisions a world where all people embrace each other’s differences.