Disability Awareness Training

Disability Awareness Training Dignity, Respect, Equity, Inclusion... Become Aware! Most people want to show respect and sensitivity to people with disabilities. But they simply don’t know how, and with good reason: amid dozens of disabilities and millions who have them, there is so much to know that it overwhelms most people.
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That’s where David Whalen comes in. An engaging speaker with nearly 20 years in the field of disabilities, he strips down the complex issues to their understandable essence — and clearly communicates the steps anyone can take to respond properly to people with disabilities. Moreover, because every organization is different, every seminar is different. Whalen customizes his presentations to the specific issues, sensitivities, and level of awareness within each organization. As a result, you get precisely the seminar your organization needs. Your people get an up close look at the lives of people with disabilities — and a wealth of tips for treating them with respect. Your organization becomes more welcoming — and better able to attract a greater diversity of experience and talent.

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DREDF Condemns Domestic Terrorism
01/08/2021
DREDF Condemns Domestic Terrorism

DREDF Condemns Domestic Terrorism

The Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund condemns the violent insurrectionists loyal to Donald Trump who stormed the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, January 6, in an attempt to overturn the presidential election, threaten the nation’s democracy, and keep a duly elected President from taking office.

'Wheels on Campus' Profiles Top 20 Wheelchair-Friendly Colleges
12/04/2020
'Wheels on Campus' Profiles Top 20 Wheelchair-Friendly Colleges

'Wheels on Campus' Profiles Top 20 Wheelchair-Friendly Colleges

New Mobility has released the most comprehensive college guide for wheelchair users ever created. Wheels on Campus identifies 20 schools that go beyond the letter of the law to create wheelchair-friendly campuses and cultures for a truly inclusive college experience. “The culture of inclusion

Happy Birthday IDEA!
12/01/2020
Happy Birthday IDEA!

Happy Birthday IDEA!

This month, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act will officially turn 45! We teamed up with the Learning Disabilities Association of America to pr...

Trump makes one last effort to cut Social Security, maximize hurt to the disabled
11/20/2020
Trump makes one last effort to cut Social Security, maximize hurt to the disabled

Trump makes one last effort to cut Social Security, maximize hurt to the disabled

In the middle of the Trump pandemic, in which untold millions of people who survive the disease could end up disabled for life, the Trump administration announced Friday that it's finalizing rules meant to do nothing but make it harder for...

How Families Are Fighting Racism And Disability Discrimination
11/10/2020
How Families Are Fighting Racism And Disability Discrimination

How Families Are Fighting Racism And Disability Discrimination

Many parents of children with special needs — regardless of race — struggle to receive prompt diagnoses and services. But for families of color, the challenge is more acute.

Biden Victory Brings High Hopes For Disability Community
11/10/2020
Biden Victory Brings High Hopes For Disability Community

Biden Victory Brings High Hopes For Disability Community

Joe Biden's campaign put forward a broad plan to address the needs of people with disabilities. Now advocates are optimistic as the former vice president prepares to assume the presidency.

There are tools to access your polling places. Disability Rights New York has an accessibility tool that they ask to be ...
10/24/2020
How America Is Failing Disabled Voters

There are tools to access your polling places. Disability Rights New York has an accessibility tool that they ask to be done on election day.
I am taking the day off to go to as many places as possible to access. They then ask them to be forwarded to them and they track and follow-up

"Disabled voters deal with a blatant lack of accessibility when it comes to voting either in-person or by absentee ballot."

It is World Suicide Prevention Day. Be aware. Have the Suicide Prevention Lifeline in your phone. I have had 3 people ca...
09/10/2020
Talking About Suicide: Jolissa & Ethan Hebard

It is World Suicide Prevention Day. Be aware. Have the Suicide Prevention Lifeline in your phone. I have had 3 people call me when they were struggling. I was able to access it and provide it in the moment 1-800-273-8255. Also have the Crisis Text Line readily available 741741. This was developed with the thought that adolescents and young adults text more and may feel more comfortable reaching out via text.
I have lost two cousins to suicide, a best friend has lost a brother and brother-in-law, and an employee has lost an aunt. It is in everyone's life. Be keen and sharp to it, be there for people in your lives. Be conscious of stigmatizing.

Suicide attempt survivors, Jolissa & Ethan Hebard, talk about suicide awareness and their own experiences.

Get Answers About Online Accommodations with NDC Live on Sept. 15
09/03/2020
Get Answers About Online Accommodations with NDC Live on Sept. 15

Get Answers About Online Accommodations with NDC Live on Sept. 15

Why can’t I use auto-captions? What does “effective communication” mean? How do I pin the interpreter? Get answers to these frequently asked questions and more with NDC Live: Remote Services, a free, online event featuring members of the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes’ (NDC) ...

The Photo Issue
09/01/2020
The Photo Issue

The Photo Issue

For the first time, we’ve decided to let the photos do the storytelling. Instead of our typical mix of features, we’ve assembled a package of diverse photo essays.

Yes, Disability Is Political
08/21/2020
Yes, Disability Is Political

Yes, Disability Is Political

"Disabled BIPOC and LGBTQ+ people are being ignored, mistreated and dying."

New York State Employment Initiative program
08/11/2020

New York State Employment Initiative program

Welcome to our Disability Employment Initiative page! This site was developed, funded and introduced by the New York State Department of Labor Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) Grant. The intent of the initiative is to create positive systemic changes and innovative workplace strategies for youth with disabilities. The New York State Department of Labor Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) Grant aims to serve youth with disabilities (ages 14-24) using a career-development approach. CDO Workforce will sustain this page to provide information about training, education, and employment options for youth and adults with disabilities.

The CDO Workforce coordinates and focuses employment, training and education development resources across three counties (Chenango, Delaware & Otsego), providing service to employed people, unemployed people and employers alike. Our goal is to improve the long-term growth and development of the workforce. We'll be using this Page to share information about our programs and disability-related resources and news. Thanks for visiting our DEI page! Please Like and Share our page - and stop by our website to learn more about our services for job seekers and businesses. We've got more valuable disability-related resources for businesses and job seekers on our website too! We are your local American Job Center partner. There is never a charge for our services. https://www.cdoworkforce.org/

National Organization on Disability
07/16/2020

National Organization on Disability

“Let the Shameful Wall of Exclusion Come Tumbling Down,” will be held on July 21st from 1:30 – 3:00 PM EDT, hosted by the George and Barbara Bush Foundation. + NOD.

You wont want to miss this landmark event celebrating #ADA30 & the #disability #inclusion movement.

Register here: https://www.nod.org/events/ada30event/

FCC Leads Charge for 988 Hotline Implementation by July 2022 for Mental Health, Substance Use, and Suicidal Crises - #Cr...
07/07/2020
FCC Leads Charge for 988 Hotline Implementation by July 2022 for Mental Health, Substance Use, and Suicidal Crises - #CrisisTalk

FCC Leads Charge for 988 Hotline Implementation by July 2022 for Mental Health, Substance Use, and Suicidal Crises - #CrisisTalk

FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, announced today that the agency is taking the next step to establish 988 as the nationwide 3-digit number for mental health, substance use, and suicide crisis, mirroring what 911 is for medical emergencies.

One of the state's I contract with is Virginia, training law enforcement. This case was discussed with me by some of the...
06/25/2020
The Arc Demands Full Pardon for Neli Latson, a Young Black Man With Autism, to Rectify Injustice - The Arc

One of the state's I contract with is Virginia, training law enforcement. This case was discussed with me by some of the officers I worked with. The problem, as noted by them, is the attitude within this Sheriff's Dept and the DA's office. When we educate within the disability awareness context, one of the major barriers from the non-disabled community is their attitude. It starts here. This case is not isolated.

WASHINGTON – As our country faces a critical reckoning of the systemic racism and racial injustice that have plagued our society and systems for generations, The Arc is seeking long overdue legal and moral justice for a young Black man with disabilities who has suffered irreparable harm. Today, we...

This is not new to law enforcement. Trained officers are educated in how to recognize and identify this disability and a...
06/18/2020
Man with cerebral palsy wrongly arrested by police for being 'intoxicated', advocates claim

This is not new to law enforcement. Trained officers are educated in how to recognize and identify this disability and all others through our law enforcement disability awareness training. This is inexcusable. go to frdat.niagara.edu for more information and view our 'Dispelling the Myths of Cerebral Palsy'. One of our actors in that video had this happen to him, although he did not spend the night in lock-up

While under arrest in the police watch house for being "intoxicated", a man tried to explain he had a disability, but was told he was "full of sh*t".

DREDF Denounces Weakening of Healthcare Nondiscrimination Protections
06/16/2020
DREDF Denounces Weakening of Healthcare Nondiscrimination Protections

DREDF Denounces Weakening of Healthcare Nondiscrimination Protections

DREDF condemns the Trump Administration's rollback of regulations implementing the Affordable Care Act's ("ACA") nondiscrimination provision.  The regulatory action, which comes in the midst of a global pandemic and heightened awareness of violence against Black and transgender communities, undermi...

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