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I offer your staff and students a glimpse into the disability experience and practical tips for interacting across ability lines.
Disability cultural competency training:
I provide disability cultural competency training workshops, developed specifically for healthcare staff and students to become more comfortable interacting with patients who have disabilities.
Training topics currently include:
- Information about different types of disabilities.
- Adaptations that people with disabilities use to live independently, work, and enjoy life.
- What the research tells us about how people react emotionally to having a disability.
- Common myths and misconceptions about disabilities.
- Special concerns for people with hidden disabilities.
- Tips for making your services universally accessible.
- Etiquette considerations, such as appropriate language to use, how to address the disability, and how to offer help or accommodations.
- Opportunities to ask questions and dialogue with people who have disabilities.
- Resources to continue learning after the workshop is over.
Do you want to offer your students accurate, insider knowledge about life with a disability? I offer disability awareness lessons for students of all ages, from the elementary grades to graduate school. Lessons are customized to your curriculum, and include discussion, hands-on learning, and direct contact between your students and people with disabilities.
Other Training Services:
I am available to help your organization better serve and include people with disabilities. Contact Me to set up a complimentary conversation about your training needs.
Knowledge is power. I can help your organization gather the data you need to set priorities, evaluate your program’s impact, and impress funders.
Research and Evaluation Services:
- Set your priorities: professional-quality surveys, focus groups, and interviews to discover what your constituents want.
- Evaluate your programs: state-of-the-art techniques to test your program’s impact and recommend improvements.
- Impress your funders: Customized evaluation plans to include in grant proposals, and reports highlighting your accomplishments on completed projects.
Knowledge Translation Services:
Research has important implications for disability policy and practice. But original research reports can be long, use technical language, and can be difficult to access without connections to a university.
I can help bridge this gap by providing user-friendly reports such as:
- Plain language summaries: brief written summaries of single studies, written specifically for consumer, practitioner, or policymaker audiences.
- Fact sheets: user-friendly summaries of current research on a particular topic.
- Literature reviews: more detailed syntheses of the research evidence on a particular topic.