Self Advocacy and Evaluating the Culture of a School in terms of Openness for people with disabilities


This presentation covers about how to advocate for yourself, how to evaluate a schools disability policies and culture, and how to lead your own IEP meeting. Today, too many schools are using outdated policies. Learn about disability etiquette, person first language, and how policies such as improper use of paraprofessionals and poor accessibility can lead to persons with special needs being excluded from the school experience and strategies to fix them. You will explore strategies to make your school culture more welcoming for those with special needs.  


Length: 1 to 2 hours

Suggested Audience:  Teachers, Students, Principals, Administrators