Disability Leadership Network
- Last Updated: Wednesday, 07 February 2018 12:39
A local leadership & advocacy training program for individuals with disabilities, their family members and community members who are interested in learning more about disability issues. Participants will improve their self-advocacy, public policy advocacy and leadership skills by being introduced to the history/philosophy of the disability rights movement and principles of self-determination. Individuals have a chance to develop and practice necessary self-advocacy skills, as well as learn strategies to access services & supports. Members of the class will make connections with other community members in order to create change by advocating for policies and procedures that promote people having control over their own lives and the inclusion of people with disabilities in our communities.
Trainings held on Fridays,
9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Feb 23, Mar 23, Apr 13, Apr 27
Participants are asked to attend ALL 4 training sessions
Featured Presenters listed alphabetically:
Kyle Piccola/Ginger Mayeaux, Arc of Texas
Dustin Rynders, Disability Rights Texas
Kathie Snow, Disability Is Natural
The importance of Inclusive Education & Communities Person Centered Thinking
Supported Decision Making & Alternatives to Guardianship Employment First
Self Determination and Self Advocacy Social Security & Work Incentives
Resilience and Strengths: The Importance of Building the Circle of Trust Learning how to Advocate by Sharing Your Story
Mamie George Community Center
1111 Collins Rd, Richmond, 77469
Free for family members
Free for individuals with disabilities
$100 for community members and professionals.
3.5 CEUs per session (no ethics) available for social workers, licensed professional counselors.