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Does inclusion mean belonging? with Liz Weintraub

February 27, 2020 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

A young black woman and a young white woman in a wheelchair giving each other a high five

A young black woman and a young white woman in a wheelchair giving each other a high five

The word “inclusion” is used frequently in our world today, but what do we actually mean when we say it? Are we building spaces that are truly inclusive?  In this webinar, Liz Weintraub will explore the difference between inclusion and belonging. You can be included in things, but do you truly belong? She will be sharing stories from her own experiences, and answering audience questions about how to create places that foster true belonging.

About the presenter: As an inductee of the Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame, Liz Weintraub has a long history of leadership in self advocacy, and has held many board and advisory positions at state and national organizations. She is a full time member of the AUCD’s policy team and also the host of Tuesdays With Liz: Disability Policy For All, where she attempts to make polices in accessible language so policy is accessible to all.

In the Spring of 2018, Liz served as a Fellow for Senator Casey of Pennsylvania, working in his DC Office where she helped lead the way on disability policy by helping the Senator hold the administration accountable for disability stakeholder input into key programs; calling attention to the need for accessible supports and services for students and employees with disabilities on college campuses who have been sexually assaulted, which resulted in a S.2530; and helped organize a first of its kind Pennsylvania Disability Employment Summit with over 250 participants. Said Senator Casey, “Liz has shown the Senate how important it is to have staff members who have developmental and intellectual disabilities. She’s helped reshape the culture of the Senate.”

In the fall of 2018, Liz told the story of her personal experience as a woman with disabilities as she testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the potential implications of a Kavanaugh confirmation to the civil rights of people with disabilities. Read her submitted written testimony and watch her oral testimony on AUCD’s website.

Prior to coming to AUCD, Liz worked for the Council on Quality & Leadership (CQL). Liz is an alumni of the LEND training program at the Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University. Liz was a past chair of the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council. Liz is rejoining the Council for another term. Liz has received numerous awards, recognition, and commendations for her work. Liz enjoys mentoring people with disabilities.


February 27, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
Event Category:


Partners for Youth with Disabilities


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