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Live Webinar 2/25/22: Rethinking the Disability Experience - Models of Disability Pride is a Course

Live Webinar 2/25/22: Rethinking the Disability Experience - Models of Disability Pride

Starts Feb 25, 2022
1 credit

$10 Enroll

Full course description

Live Webinar on 2/25/22 from 3-4 PM CST: This course will provide information about models of disability (medical, social, and neurodiversity models) and how these impact the way we view disability in society.  New ways of thinking about disability as a type of natural human diversity will be illustrated, including the concepts of disability pride, disability identity, and disability as an asset.  Participants will also be provided with resources and ideas to continue professional development in this area and to support clients in developing an understanding of how disability is of benefit to workplace diversity.

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to

  1. Describe the different models of disability and how this impacts our views toward disability.
  2. Reframe the disability experience by recognizing the strengths individuals have because of their disability and how these strengths can be utilized in employment settings. 
  3. Understand the disability rights movement and the concept of disability pride. 

Presenter: Rachel Stewart

Rachel Stewart, M.S. is coordinator/counselor of the Los Rios Community College District WorkAbility III program, funded by the California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) to support the transition to employment for students with disabilities. Over the last 16 years, she has conducted policy work and coordinated programs aimed at increasing employment of youth and adults with disabilities. A wheelchair user since the age of five, Rachel holds a strong commitment to the independent living movement and a passion for supporting individuals with disabilities in reaching their fullest potential. Rachel received a M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling from San Diego State University and a B.A. in Psychology from UC Berkeley, and is currently working on a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from California State University Sacramento.