Full course description
Pre-Recorded Webinar: Society has many barriers for people with disabilities. Part of your job as a community rehabilitation professional is to help your customers navigate and overcome those barriers. A common barrier that is more nuanced and difficult to address is microaggressions. We will learn about what they are, how they affect people with disabilities and how to help create a more inclusive environment. Access needs will be discussed.
Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Recognize what access needs are in a meeting
- Understand multiple forms of ableism
- Respond to microaggressions and be able to educate others about microaggressions
Presenter: Will Fried
Will Fried is currently a Grad Student in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Master’s Program at
Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. as well as a Fulbright Alternate to Finland. While being a full-time student he is the Graduate Assistant in the Accessibility Services Office and is a co-founder of an international disability advocacy group called the Equal Access Advocacy Collective. He graduated from Salisbury University Magna Cum Laude in May 2020 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution on the Interpersonal Track.
During his time at Salisbury University, he served in numerous leadership roles which included President of the Delta Alpha Pi Disability Honor Society, President of Hillel Club, Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the Residential Hall Association, and an Intramural Supervisor for the Campus Recreation Department. His leadership roles at Salisbury University helped him educate professors across the curriculum about disability pedagogical strategies for students and be the leader for the students with disabilities population. In his role as a leader for students with disabilities, he spoke up to University Officials about getting a student-centered space for students with disabilities to come together. This resulted in getting a student-centered space for students with disabilities in the Center for Equity, Justice, and Inclusion. Outside of Campus Will Fried has been a former intern for International disability advocacy organizations TASH, APSE, and the City of Salisbury, Maryland Mayors Office under Mayor Jake Day. During his internship roles, he has left a lasting impression as a change agent with being on the autism spectrum.
He has been named a Fulbright Alternate to Finland, awarded a 2018-2019 Presidents Diversity Award by Salisbury University President Dr. Charles Wight, was the first-ever City of Salisbury Mayors Office intern to be awarded the coin of honor from Mayor Jake Day in June 2019. In December 2019, he came in 1st place in the TASH Conference Presentation for the Self -Advocate Category. The presentation was called Clash of Extracurricular Collegiate Life and Disability. In May 2020, he was awarded the A.K Talbot Award by Salisbury University for his commitment to Civil Rights and Community Advocacy. In addition, Will Fried presents and gives talks around the country about disability advocacy, the transition for high school students with disabilities, transformational leadership, and athletic coaching.