Chris Speaks

Raising Awareness and Inspiring People is a Joy for Me

I take great pleasure in speaking about my life with disability to audiences at conferences, schools, youth groups, faith-based institutions and the workplace.

With our world becoming ever more polarized, my message of inclusion speaks not only to people with disability, but to all who may experience social isolation or anxiety.

I talk about how I had to fight for my education, navigating life with Cerebral Palsy, workplace issues, and the role faith has played in my life, among other things.

My testimony is from the heart and always inspiring and informative.

My talks run 30-45 minutes, depending on the subject, followed by a 15-minute Q&A session and book signing.

I am happy to work with you to personalize my talk to the context of your event and audience.

If you are not sure how I do it, have a look at some of my videos on YouTube.

I also consult privately to organizations or individuals seeking to enhance accessibility and inclusion for people with disability.

Below are a few testimonials. Please reach out to learn more or discuss my availability.


Highly Recommended

“I have known Christopher close to 40 years. We were friends in middle school and remain friends today. I have always been impressed with his dedication and his passion about raising the awareness of children and adults living with disabilities.
Given his challenges, Christopher perseveres with positivity in all aspects of his life. He is a good friend, son, and religious member of the church. It has been a pleasure knowing him and I truly treasure his strength and friendship.

Laura Kegg

“I was the aide assisting Chris Lenart in Portland where he gave an inspiring speech about his book.
The speech focused on his life growing up and his experiences in public school. As a child with a disability he had many obstacles to overcome.
The speech was very informative and eye opening.

Heather T.

I co-wrote a book entitled “They said We Couldn’t” with my friend Lisa Cesal about our lives with Cerebral Palsy. We want to spread the message that people who have Cerebral Palsy can do anything they want in life.