Through Their Lens: Stories from Clients with Disabilities
Date: September 27, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PT
Those most qualified to identify promising practices when working with people with disabilities are individuals with lived experience. This unique training opportunity will bring together a panel of adults with various disabilities who will discuss their experiences, both positive and negative, around accessing and receiving services. We are in a time where accessibility and accommodations should be readily available for all rather than something to be requested. From inviting environments to communication, our panelists will share what works and what they wish providers would know when serving those with disabilities. Join us for this powerful panel discussion!
Please note that ASL interpretation will be provided for this training.
By the end of this training, participants will be able to:
- Participants will be able to understand common challenges faced by people with disabilities when seeking services (be it medical, educational, legal, or mental health).
- Service providers will gain knowledge on how to create a plan to improve their services to individuals with disabilities.
- Service providers will leave the training with examples and ways to build empathy for people with disabilities instead of sympathy when providing training to service providers.
For more information, questions or grievances, please contact Rebecca Robinson at rebecca.robinson @cirinc.org or 805-892-7338. Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations to participate in this training should also contact Rebecca Robinson at rebecca.robinson @cirinc.org. Accommodation requests must be received by September 13, 2023.
Produced by the Serving California's Survivors with Disabilities Project of the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. with funding provided by Ability Central.