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Disability Equality & Autism Awareness Training
Thu 27 April 2017, 10:30 – 13:30 BST
This training event is organised in 2 parts, starting with Disability Equality Training.This session is faciltated by Madissa Asgari, MA, BA (Hons) who has a physical impairment.
Disability Equality training gives participants the chance to see disability as a human rights issue, which is based on the ideas of the ‘Social Model.’ The training, therefore, explores the various barriers that people with disabilities face and encourages participants to think about what can be done to remove them. The session is interactive and involves various group activities.
To understand where attitudes come from and how they have changed over time
To highlight the importance and value of the ‘Social Model’
To identify the respectful language and etiquette to use in the UK
To create a more inclusive environment for staff, clients, volunteers, pupils etc
The second part of the training is delivered by Luke Syddall who has Asperger Sydrome.
Training objectives: for people with Asperger & Families
* Get a better understanding of Asperger Syndrome
* Build on strengths and realise potential
* Manage anxiety and reduce stress
* See that there is a light at the end of the tunnel
Training objectives: for professionals
* Understand what Asperger Syndrome is all about
* Empathise with someone’s condition as oppose to seeming it as a problem
* Learn different ways on how to communicate with a person on the Autism spectrum
Luke’s friendly, humorous approach and sympathetic manner creates an engaging atmosphere