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Disability Equality & Autism Awareness Training
Wed 24 May 2017, 10:00 – 14:00 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
- PowerPoint presentation
- Group Activities
- Video ‘Talk’
The seconed part of the day will be presented by Tom Silver. Tom was diagnosed with a Semantic-Pragmatic Disorder, a hidden disability, which involves slower processing of language compared to the average person, that is linked to the Autism Spectrum.
Through Tom’s personal experience and his research, he believes that partnership between the individuals with a disability, teachers, parents, employers and other professionals is the best way forward.
- Understanding sensory integration is about:
- Understanding needs, impacts on behaviour and how to increase availability for learning speech and language;
- Understanding issues and strategies to sup-port behaviour and inclusion;
- Guidance for the child at school, leisure and home.
- Powerpoint presentation
- Sensory exercises
- Real life scenarios
- Practical advice