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Disability Sensitivity (Pick a Disability) (1 hour)
This highly interactive and impactful workshop examines the common fears, misconceptions and stereotypes that surround people with disability. This experience demonstrates how easily emotional reactions to disabilities can be transferred to the work setting, and how attitudes can affect the willingness to hire individuals with disabilities. Taken from the Tilting at Windmills disability awareness and sensitivity training program, this experience is guaranteed to evoke participation ranging from simply raising one’s hand and being counted to sharing personal and professional experiences and insights with the group. After completing this workshop, participants will be able to:
- recognize personal attitudes about disability
- challenge personal and public stereotypes, myths, and misconceptions that surround persons with disabilities and employment
- articulate the impact our attitude about people with disabilities has on building a culture of inclusion