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    2011 Disability/Inclusion Week Webinar: Becoming a More Inclusive Mentoring Program 2011 Disability/Inclusion Week Webinar: Becoming a More Inclusive Mentoring Program Presentation Transcript

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