You Don’t Look Like You Have a Disability: Putting a Spotlight on the Spectrum (72960)

Session Information: Education & Difference (Workshop)
Session Chair: TBA

Thursday, 21 September 2023 11:25
Session: Session 2
Room: Sants
Presentation Type:Workshop Presentation

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In this workshop presentation from an autistic professional speaker you will hear case studies from self-advocates who are actually disabled about their stories, what helped them in school and what would help reduce biases for people like them. Time will be allotted to discuss invisible disabilities, the importance of not using functioning labels and more! Learning objectives include: 1. Participants will learn the importance of understanding invisible disabilities. 2. The significance of not using functioning-labels because of the harmful effects that can have on individuality will be discussed 3. Understanding 10 tips towards being more inclusive to our very special community. The speaker includes these self-advocate stories as part of his video series called ‘A Special Community’ who range from those with less significant challenges to very significant challenges. This will give educators a better understanding of ways they can include visuals to describe and normalize the human condition. Facts will be shared including giving educators a better understanding of the Individuals Disability Education Act and who qualifies versus those who are accommodated for Section 504. Of the 10 tips will include tips such as: 1. Considering special events at your school (abilities week, autism acceptance month) to bring more understanding to general education students. 2. Letting students self-identify (i.e a person with a disability or a disabled person) 3. How to start unified programs. Time will be left for Q & A.

Kerry Magro, New Jersey City University, United States (fmr.)

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Posted by Clive Staples Lewis

Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00