It is generally assumed that laughter means you are happy. But is that the case everywhere? In Japan, laughter indicates nervousness. In Taiwan, jokes at a comedy show are met with silence, despite enjoyment. When in Russia, smiling at strangers in public is viewed as suspicious behavior. These cultural aspects play a large part in effective communication. This training will discuss culture and how it can critically impact our perspectives on disabilities, social interactions, and building trust and rapport. Join us to learn about these cultural differences and their relation to communication through our own experiences.