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“Minding the gap” for BIPOC disabled youth with Luticha Andre Doucette
June 23, 2021 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT$40
For many youth with disabilities and their families, handling the transition from youth to adults services is an incredibly challenging and stressful time. Many young disabled people “fall through the cracks” and never get connected to the adult services they need to lead self-determined lives filled with purpose, and this is especially true for disabled youth who are also Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC).
As such, it’s important to use an intersectional approach to help prepare those who are transitioning into adult services. Those who participate in this webinar will learn key areas where and how BIPOC disabled youth fall through the gaps, as well as strategies for how to prepare these young people for the transition into adult services.
About the presenter: Luticha Andre Doucette is the owner of Catalyst Consulting, which helps organizations, leaders, and advocates examine equity across race, gender identity, and disability in policies, practices, procedures, and relationships. She is a graduate of the Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Fellowship program, an AUCD Emerging Leader, and an inductee into the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame.
In 2017, she authored a report on wage disparities across race, gender, and disability in Rochester and Monroe County in conjunction with the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative and in 2018 authored a follow-up report on employment barriers for disabled people in Rochester and Monroe County.
Become a member to get full access to 30+ hours of disability & inclusion training:
- 10 take-at-your-own-pace online courses
- Monthly live webinars and recordings of previously held sessions
- PDF guidebooks and resources
- Self-assessments for individuals and organizations
- Professional Development (PDPs) for Massachusetts teachers