Disability Leadership Network
- Last Updated: Monday, 23 January 2017 16:41
is 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
Trainings held on Saturdays,
9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
February 18, March 25, April 22 and May 13
Participants are asked to attend ALL 4 training sessions
February 18 - Session I
& Person Centered Thinking - Laura Buckner, UT Center for Disability Studies
March 25 - Session II
How to make Inclusive Education Work – Shiloh Carter, Disability Rights TX
April 22 - Session III
Employment First – Norine Jaloway Gill, Imagine Enterprises
Self Determination and Employment - Ricky Broussard, Imagine Enterprises and James & Renee Parker, Shredding on the Go
Supported Decision Making & Alternatives to Guardianship – Dustin Rynders, Disability Rights TX
May 13 - Session IVLearning how to Advocate by Sharing Your Story - Amy and Linda Litzinger, Texas Parent to Parent
Resilience and Strengths: The Importance of Building the Circle of Trust – Family Services of Greater Houston
Council on Recovery – 303 Jackson Hill
Street – Houston - 77007
Spanish only training to be held
Una clase diseñada específicamente para
los defensores de habla hispana está
prevista para 2017.
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.
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