Creating Cognitive Access and Inclusion in the Independent Living Movement (1 Hour)

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About the Training

Doing cross-disability work requires hard work and intentional outreach. As Independent Living advocates, we must constantly ask ourselves who is not at the table and take steps to include them.

Of course, sometimes we need help to know exactly how we can best accommodate and include people with all types of disabilities. View this training to learn how you can best reach and include people with cognitive disabilities – including autistic people and people with intellectual disabilities. Our presenter shares some of the most common barriers to participation for people with a variety of different cognitive disabilities and what you can do to address them.

Target Audience

CIL and SILC board members, program managers, and staff interested in outreach to marginalized populations.

Learning Objectives

After completing this training, you will have tools and resources that will enable you to:

  • Identify common access barriers for people with cognitive disabilities
  • Explore common areas of overlap between the access needs of people with cognitive disabilities and other disability populations
  • Expand access for people with cognitive disabilities, identifying specific ways CILs & SILCs can become more inclusive of this population
  • Identify strategies that create cognitive accessibility that can improve communication and participation
  • Identify opportunities for outreach to people with cognitive disabilities

View the Training (01:02:41)

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