2010  Disability and Inclusion Week Mentor Michigan Thursday, October 7, 2010 Katy Timmer Mentor Michigan AmeriCorps*VISTA...
2010 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...
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 VII – Fall 2009
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>Accessible website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Resour...
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: Those who can help!  <ul><li>Michigan Community Service Commission and Mentor Michigan </l...
There’s still time!  Join us the rest of this week!  <ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.facebook.com/mentormichiga...
Contact us for More Information!  <ul><li>Katy Timmer Mentor Michigan AmeriCorps*VISTA [email_address]   (517) 241-4784 </...
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Disability and inclusion Resources for Mentoring Programs

  1. 1. 2010 Disability and Inclusion Week Mentor Michigan Thursday, October 7, 2010 Katy Timmer Mentor Michigan AmeriCorps*VISTA Elyse V. Walter Communication Specialist
  2. 2. 2010 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>
  3. 3. 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>
  4. 4. 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>
  5. 5. 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>
  6. 6. Mentor Michigan Census Wave VII – Fall 2009
  7. 7. 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>Resources: 2010 Michigan Disability Organization Database and listing of Michigan’s Centers for Independent Living </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. 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>2010 Michigan Disability Organization Database </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Michigan’s Centers for Independent Living </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. 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>
  10. 10. Disability/Inclusion Resources: Creating an Inclusive Environment <ul><li>Accessible website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Resource: 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>Resource: MENTORING 101: An Introductory Workshop for New Mentors ( www.pyd.org ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Creating and Inclusive Environment” </li></ul>
  11. 11. 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>Resource: Issues of Diversity in Youth Mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>(Mentoring Resource Center Fact Sheet) </li></ul><ul><li>www.edmentoring.org/pubs/factsheet23.pdf </li></ul>
  12. 12. 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>
  13. 13. Disability/Inclusion Resources: Those who can help! <ul><li>Michigan Community Service Commission and Mentor Michigan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.michigan.gov/mcsc and www.mentormichigan.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Corporation for National and Community Service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.nationalservice.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.nichcy.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Partners for Youth with Disabilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.pyd.org </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. There’s still time! Join us the rest of this week! <ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.facebook.com/mentormichigan </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://twitter.com/mentormi </li></ul></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.youtube.com/mcsconline </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sharing presentations with other staff </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.slideshare.net/mentormichigan </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Contact us for More Information! <ul><li>Katy Timmer Mentor Michigan AmeriCorps*VISTA [email_address] (517) 241-4784 </li></ul><ul><li>Elyse V. Walter </li></ul><ul><li>Communication Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>(517) 241-0063 </li></ul><ul><li>Amber Troupe Mentor Michigan Director [email_address] (517) 241-3493 </li></ul>
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