<ul><li>Audio Features </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can listen to the audio portion of today’s webinar through the speakers o...
2011  Disability/Inclusion Week Mentor Michigan Thursday, October 20, 2011 Jessica Chung Mentor Michigan AmeriCorps*VISTA ...
Guest Panelists <ul><li>Linda Larson </li></ul><ul><li>Asher Thayer </li></ul>
2011 Disability/Inclusion Week <ul><li>MCSC’s Commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Value of Disability and Inclusion </li></ul><ul...
Purpose of Today’s Webinar <ul><li>Goals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect you with resources for recruiting individuals with...
What brought you to today’s webinar? <ul><li>I want to start a program that serves youth w/disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>...
Mentor Michigan <ul><li>Statewide partnership of over 250 youth mentoring organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Works to ensure ...
Overview <ul><li>Recruiting mentors with disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Serving youth with disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>...
Mentor Michigan Census Wave VIII – Fall 2010
Recruiting Mentors with Disabilities  <ul><li>Benefits for mentors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased self-esteem, patience <...
Recruiting Youth with Disabilities  <ul><li>Effectiveness of mentoring for youth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop skills, kno...
Key concepts for including youth with disabilities in mentoring programs <ul><li>Establish a clear structure </li></ul><ul...
Disability/Inclusion Resources: Creating an Inclusive Environment  <ul><li>Web Accessibility Initiative: </li></ul><ul><ul...
Disability/Inclusion Resources: Things to Consider  <ul><li>Accommodations to participate </li></ul><ul><li>Mentor prepare...
Disability/Inclusion Resources: Comprehensive Items  <ul><li>National Service Inclusion Project Disability/Inclusion Train...
Disability/Inclusion Resources:  Inclusion Mini-Grants <ul><ul><li>Available to AmeriCorps*State and*National and Senior C...
Disability/Inclusion Resources: Those who can help!  <ul><li>MCSC ( www.michigan.gov/mcsc ) and Mentor Michigan ( www.ment...
How have you participated in our Disability/Inclusion Week? <ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Y...
There’s still time!  Join us the rest of this week!  <ul><li>Facebook ( www.facebook.com/mentormichigan )  </li></ul><ul><...
Contact us for More Information!  <ul><li>Linda Larson </li></ul><ul><li>(616) 949-1100 ext.247 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_a...
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2011 Disability/Inclusion Week Webinar: Becoming a More Inclusive Mentoring Program

  1. 1. <ul><li>Audio Features </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can listen to the audio portion of today’s webinar through the speakers of your computer or dial in via telephone. All participants will be muted unless they have a question. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dialing In </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On your phone dial: (314) 627-1519 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enter the access code: 670-613-916 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio PIN: Shown after joining the webinar </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To ask a Question </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If listening through your computer speakers, just type your question in the “Question Log” section of your GoToWebinar Control Panel on the right-hand side of your screen. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If listening through your telephone, “raise your hand” within your GoToWebinar Control Panel on the right-hand side of your screen. </li></ul></ul>Welcome! The webinar will begin shortly.
  2. 2. 2011 Disability/Inclusion Week Mentor Michigan Thursday, October 20, 2011 Jessica Chung Mentor Michigan AmeriCorps*VISTA Kathleen Egan Cross-Stream/Inclusion AmeriCorps*VISTA
  3. 3. Guest Panelists <ul><li>Linda Larson </li></ul><ul><li>Asher Thayer </li></ul>
  4. 4. 2011 Disability/Inclusion Week <ul><li>MCSC’s Commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Value of Disability and Inclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose of this week-long effort </li></ul>
  5. 5. Purpose of Today’s Webinar <ul><li>Goals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect you with resources for recruiting individuals with disabilities. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide you with resources for serving youth with disabilities. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage you to make your program environment more inclusive. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. What brought you to today’s webinar? <ul><li>I want to start a program that serves youth w/disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>I want to expand my program to serve youth w/disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>We serve youth w/disabilities, but want more resources </li></ul><ul><li>Just interested in the topic </li></ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul>
  7. 7. Mentor Michigan <ul><li>Statewide partnership of over 250 youth mentoring organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Works to ensure all youth have ongoing relationships with stable, caring individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Support, strengthen and sustain mentoring in Michigan </li></ul>
  8. 8. Overview <ul><li>Recruiting mentors with disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Serving youth with disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Creating an inclusive environment </li></ul><ul><li>Special considerations for youth mentoring programs </li></ul><ul><li>Further resources to explore </li></ul>
  9. 9. Mentor Michigan Census Wave VIII – Fall 2010
  10. 10. Recruiting Mentors with Disabilities <ul><li>Benefits for mentors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased self-esteem, patience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feelings of accomplishment and effectiveness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acquiring new skills </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recruitment Strategies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Promotional materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outreach to disability organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2011 Michigan Disability Organization Database and listing of Michigan’s Centers for Independent Living </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Recruiting Youth with Disabilities <ul><li>Effectiveness of mentoring for youth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop skills, knowledge, and motivation to successfully transition into adulthood </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Resources: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2011 Michigan Disability Organization Database </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Michigan’s Centers for Independent Living </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Key concepts for including youth with disabilities in mentoring programs <ul><li>Establish a clear structure </li></ul><ul><li>Openness </li></ul><ul><li>Mentor support and training </li></ul><ul><li>Regular, ongoing communication </li></ul><ul><li>Screen mentors </li></ul><ul><li>Parental consent </li></ul>
  13. 13. Disability/Inclusion Resources: Creating an Inclusive Environment <ul><li>Web Accessibility Initiative: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.w3.org/WAI </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Promotional materials </li></ul><ul><li>Welcoming program environment </li></ul><ul><li>Accommodations </li></ul><ul><li>Mentor Training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MENTORING 101 ( www.pyd.org ) - “Creating an Inclusive Environment” </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Disability/Inclusion Resources: Things to Consider <ul><li>Accommodations to participate </li></ul><ul><li>Mentor preparedness </li></ul><ul><li>Disability-related information for the mentor </li></ul><ul><li>Disclosure </li></ul><ul><li>Acknowledge needs, while encouraging development </li></ul><ul><li>Issues of Diversity in Youth Mentoring: </li></ul><ul><li>www.edmentoring.org/pubs/factsheet23.pdf </li></ul>
  15. 15. Disability/Inclusion Resources: Comprehensive Items <ul><li>National Service Inclusion Project Disability/Inclusion Train-the-Trainer Downloads </li></ul><ul><li>Creating an Inclusive Environment: A Handbook for the Inclusion of People with Disabilities in National and Community Service Programs </li></ul><ul><li>MCSC IN Touch E-newsletter </li></ul>
  16. 16. Disability/Inclusion Resources: Inclusion Mini-Grants <ul><ul><li>Available to AmeriCorps*State and*National and Senior Corps programs (in Michigan only) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support service projects and “service shadow” opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$100 - $500 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2011-12 Mini-Grant Application </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(“Disability/Inclusion Resources” at www.michigan.gov/mcsc ) </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Disability/Inclusion Resources: Those who can help! <ul><li>MCSC ( www.michigan.gov/mcsc ) and Mentor Michigan ( www.mentormichigan.org ) </li></ul><ul><li>National Service Inclusion Project ( http://serviceandinclusion.org/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Corporation for National and Community Service ( www.nationalservice.gov ) </li></ul><ul><li>National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities ( www.nichcy.org ) </li></ul><ul><li>Job Accommodation Network ( www.askjan.org ) </li></ul><ul><li>Partners for Youth with Disabilities ( www.pyd.org ) </li></ul>
  18. 18. How have you participated in our Disability/Inclusion Week? <ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>This webinar </li></ul>
  19. 19. There’s still time! Join us the rest of this week! <ul><li>Facebook ( www.facebook.com/mentormichigan ) </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter ( http://twitter.com/mentormi ) </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube ( www.youtube.com/mcsconline ) </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing presentations with other staff ( www.slideshare.net/mentormichigan ) </li></ul>
  20. 20. Contact us for More Information! <ul><li>Linda Larson </li></ul><ul><li>(616) 949-1100 ext.247 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Asher Thayer </li></ul><ul><li>(616) 821-8209 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Jessica Chung </li></ul><ul><li>(517) 241-2716 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  21. 21. QUESTIONS?

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