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Training series on disability, ableism, language, and creating inclusive spaces

January 22, 2021 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

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Join us this January for a training series featuring PYD’s two most requested trainings:

Introduction to disability & inclusion – January 22nd, 1-3pm Eastern
This training provides an overall introduction to disability and inclusion, covering such topics as different ways of defining disability, what is ableism, inclusive language and etiquette, and how to be an ally. Learn disability inclusion best practices so you can become more understanding, accommodating, and comfortable in any situation working with or alongside people with disabilities.

Creating inclusive & accessible events & activities – January 29, 1-3pm Eastern
If you’re running a youth program or event, it’s important to proactively consider various inclusive design strategies during your planning efforts. This workshop will provide both practical tips and tools for designing inclusive activities. Participants will leave the session with an understanding of universal design principles, including how to modify or adapt existing activities and how to proactively design activities using inclusive strategies.

By purchasing a ticket, you will gain access to both live sessions of these trainings, the training recordings, and all session materials.

About the Presenter: Steve Slowinski is PYD’s National Inclusion Manager. He has been working at PYD since early 2012. He has a B.A. from Gettysburg College in a self-created major focusing on child development and disability, and a Masters in Nonprofit Leadership from the Questrom School of Business at Boston University.

Steve had a form of cancer while growing up, and that experience having a temporary disability instilled in him the desire to be an advocate and ally to the disability community. He has worked with people with disabilities for the past 13+ years.


January 22, 2021
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
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  • PDF guidebooks and resources
  • Self-assessments for individuals and organizations
  • Professional Development (PDPs) for Massachusetts teachers

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