November and December 2018 ~ Upcoming Webinars for Members!
Moving From Awareness to Acceptance: Celebrate Neurodiversity!
November 15, 2018 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST
Lead: Angela Martin
Presenter: Alex Kimmel https://www.alexkimmel.com/
Awareness campaigns are passe. Acceptance is where trust is present and success can thrive! Neurodiversity is the acceptance and celebration of those that operate other than what most of the world considers to be normal and to help society to realize no one really has the right to name what someone else’s normal should be. Acceptance celebrates our differences. Moving away from awareness to acceptance moves us from talk to actions. Acceptance comes about when each person’s individual wiring is respected. Workshop is interactive with participant involvement, humor, video clips.
Quality Measurement and Assessment as a Social Justice Platform
December 18, 2018 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. EST
Lead: Caitlin Bailey
In order to assure that people with disabilities have the autonomy and support to design their services and lives, we have to assure that measures of quality are designed and defined by people with disabilities. Quality measurement and assessment practices provide agencies and researchers with the opportunity to promote the rights of people with disabilities. This webinar will explore strategies to design, develop and implement quality assessment processes that align values and beliefs with measurement processes and outcomes. Led by a researcher and leader of an agency providing services and supports, the webinar will provide space to have an open discussion to share current practices and strategies that enhance quality measurement and assessment.