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IN(ability): Disability Does Not Mean Inability





Presenter(s): Dr. Harlan Ballard, and Reggie Deal

Typically, the word “disability” is associated with varying degrees of stigma and negative connotation. These associations often contribute to assumptions and treatment that further marginalize individuals with disabilities. As we explore various disability topics, we will challenge assumptions, deconstruct societal perceptions, and focus on the ability inside the individual. In this disability awareness and advocacy workshop, we will use our voices to engage in difficult
conversations that challenge these social constructions.

In this session, the objectives are to:

  • Deconstruct the social construction of disability, dispel common stereotypes and myths associated to individuals with disabilities, and reconstruct perceptions through engagement in dialogue
  • Discuss the historical perspective and treatment of individuals with disabilities and the changing landscape with the ADA movement
  • Educate participants on the complexities of language and the power of words in regards to disabilities
  • Help individuals develop knowledge and advocacy skills by promoting universal design, inclusion, equity, access, and understanding for people with disabilities

How to Register:

  1. Sign in to your SAP Portal
  2. Click on the Training and Development tab
  3. Locate this workshop by searching for course title in search term box.

If you require special accommodations to participate, please call 5.7899 at least 72 hours prior to the event.

"This was fantastic! Thank you for facilitating engaging conversation in a safe space -- it allowed me to become aware of way to be more inclusive in my daily life."