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  • Erin will present this slide ADA Definition A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities A history or record of such an impairment Being regarded as having such an impairment, even when no limitations exist Someone who has an association with someone with a disability UN – Using a social model of disability
  • This slide contains sample of photos from institutions from “Christmas in Purgatory”
  • 1970s: Emersion of the disability movement Independent Living Centers were founded by and for people with disabilities Services of these centers focused on assisting individuals with disabilities to become contributing, active, and functional members of society 1990s: Passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 Aims to end all forms of discrimination toward individuals with disabilities Guarantees individuals with disabilities access to employment, housing, education, transportation, and all other rights given to able-bodied citizens Establishes individuals with disabilities as protected citizens The Americans with Disabilities Act focuses on public space, employment, and includes businesses that have over fifteen employees In 1993,the Corporation for National and Community Service was created, and funds were set aside for the inclusion of people with disabilities Present Day: Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act (SAA) of 2009 ADA Amendments Rosa ’s Law: Stopping usage of the word “retardation”
  • When we talk about “inclusion”, this is what we mean
  • The same disability can impact an individual differently so therefore it is important to not make generalizations. Do not let fear of making a mistake, fear of saying the wrong thing, or fear of the unknown make you hesitant to interact with an individual with a disability. If you make a mistake, acknowledge it and move on. If you are ever unsure of what to do, ask. For example: When someone is Deaf, do no speak with exaggerated slowness or with exaggerated facial expressions. When there are companions/interpreters present, always direct your comments to the person with the disability. Do not assume that because a person may not speak they are unable to understand or hear you. When helping a person who is blind, allow him/her to hold your arm. This way, he/she will be able to walk slightly behind you and get a sense of what to expect from the motion of your body. Ask if people want verbal cues as to what is ahead, approaching steps, curbs and barriers. Remember to relax.
  • When addressing an individual with a disability, the most acceptable way is to either address the person by name or to use person-first language such as an individual who is blind instead of a blind person. If you are unsure of how to address someone, it is acceptable to ask instead of making an assumption of how that individual would like to be addressed by others.
  • Notes about the pictures: The top picture shows people in wheelchairs at a protest, the bottom picture is of Ed Roberts who described his wheelchair as an instrument of his freedom
  • National Service Inclusion Project Serve Idaho: Managing Disability Inclusion, National Service and Volunteerism
  • Site Directors will lead their group in identifying as many examples of UD as possible. Keep in mind, these examples can be almost anything, as long as they help everyone have equal access. Groups will need to explain any examples they list that are not obviously universal design. Encourage your group to focus on the things they have control over (ie they may not have control over the design of the rest room in your building, but they have control over how information is presented in their classrooms or at meetings)
  • Steve ’s accommodations for service: One Perkins Brailler, (a nine key typewriter style unit that writes braille) $640.008. 5/11 light punched Braille paper (for a notebook use) a ream $10.00 11/12.5 tractor feed Braille paper (1000 sheet box heavyweight for documents and notes) $25.006 line aluminum slate (with stylus for writing notes) $23.00 3 rolls (12 feet) dymo labelling tape $2.00 each 20 8.5/11 plastic sheets for Brailling on (peel and stick) $1.50
  • Erin will insert videos later – keeping them out for now in order to keep the size of the power point file small.
  • Erin will insert videos later – keeping them out for now in order to keep the size of the power point file small.
  • As individual service sites, groups will share goals and discuss: Are these realistic goals? What will we need to do to assure that we reach these goals? How can we work together?

NDMV disability awareness training NDMV disability awareness training Presentation Transcript

  • Notre Dame Mission Volunteers Discussing Disability Inclusion The webinar will begin shortly. Please let us know you’re “here”!
  • Our plan for today…
    • Introduction to disability inclusion
    • Building an inclusive environment
    • Stories of inclusion
    • Action Planning: What can you do?
  • Housekeeping and Logistics
    • Identify where your microphone/phone is
    • Be ready to speak up!
    • Ask questions
  • Sharing “Gems”
    • Today you will have discussions in your small group
    • TONS of interesting things will come up
    • Select the “gems” to share with the group
  • Who is here today?
    • As a site, you have five minutes to…
      • Come up with a team name that reflects the diversity of your service site
      • Be ready to share and explain your team name
        • Pick a spokesperson!
        • Make sure the spokesperson is close to the phone/mic
    • OK! Introduction time!
  • What do we mean by “disability”?
    • “ Disability” is defined in different ways by different groups.
    • Americans with Disabilities Act definition
    • UN – “disability resides in the society, not the person”
  • Living with a disability- 40 Years ago Christmas In Purgatory: A Photographic Essay On MentalRetardation Burton Blatt and Fred Kaplan Human Policy Press, June 1, 1974
  • History of the Disability Movement
  • “ If we are to achieve a richer culture… we must weave one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place” - Margaret Meade
  • Basic Disability Etiquette
    • When offering assistance,
      • Ask first
      • Clarify assistance desired
      • Preferences are different
      • Be comfortable with “no”
    • Always direct communication to the person with a disability, not to his or her companion, assistant or interpreter.
    • Make a mistake? Apologize, correct, learn and move on
    • Treat adults as adults
      • If you are ever unsure of acceptable language, acceptable etiquette, or anything else:
      • It is OK to Ask
      • To be unaware and courteous is understandable, and often invited
      • To make assumptions is often unacceptable
    Basic Disability Etiquette
  • Language
      • Why should you avoid saying…
      • “ cripple”?
        • Derived from an old German term “kripple” which means “to be without power” which is completely untrue
      • “ wheelchair bound”?
        • A wheelchair is a means for mobility and freedom, not something that restricts anyone
      • “ the” anything
        • “ the blind” “the disabled” etc. groups people into an undifferentiated category
  • People First Language
    • The key is to use “ person first ” language because people with disabilities are human first and have a disability second
    • For example…
      • “ A person who is blind ” instead of a “a blind person”
      • “ A student with epilepsy ” instead of “an epileptic”
      • “ A boy with an intellectual disability ” instead of “a retarded child”
  • What is “inclusion”?
    • As a team, please take five minutes to discuss:
        • What does inclusion mean to you?
        • what might full inclusion look like at your service site?
        • What might full inclusion look like on your team?
  • “ An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. ” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Universal Design How can we make EVERYTHING accessible to EVERYONE??
  • Universal Design is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people , to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design
  • For example…
  • Provide essential information in different modes
  • Simple and Intuitive Use
  • Examples of Universal Design
    • As a group, list as many examples of how you can use universal design in your program to make it more accessible
    • These examples can be:
      • physical (space, objects, buildings) or
      • programmatic (things you do that enable everyone to participate)
    • Prizes for creative, innovative examples!
  • Americans with Disabilities in National Service
    • “ Because I’m blind doesn’t mean that I’m not intelligent, and it doesn’t mean that I can’t contribute. Because I need some accommodation or help in some areas, doesn’t mean that I don’t have a lot of tools that I can use in general society. I can read and write and think and do physical labor probably as well as the next person given the appropriate tools.”
    • -Steve Hoad
    • Former AmeriCorps member with Maine Conservation Corps
  • Video
    • “ I learned a lot about my own limits, my own abilities as far as what I will accept from others, ways in which I can grow, the potential that I have. As well as recognizing that really the only limits placed on me are those limits that I am willing to accept, so I don’t need to put any limits on myself as far as dreams or anything”
    • Margaret Stran
    • AmeriCorps*NCCC Alumna
  • Video
  • “ I work with AmeriCorps Service for 1 year. I have no interpreter. I only need an interpreter for meetings. I don't need that for work. I just write a note with some members and I taught some members some basic sign language like: "work, breaktime, what, where, why, toilet, see you later, bye, and hi". I can read lips a little bit, not long sentences just two or three words.” -Kevin Pacheco Hoopa AmeriCorps on Native Lands
  • What will you do to be more inclusive?
    • In your service, how will you make your community more inclusive?
    • Take a moment to set a goal for yourself – what will you do to be more inclusive?
    • What resources/support will you need?
    • How will you know you’ve been successful?
  • Checking back in…
    • In March, we will come back together as a group to check in on your inclusion efforts
    • If you need support in the mean time, contact your site director or contact the National Service Inclusion Project!
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