The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Family and Community Health unit’s Texas Military Program is offering a webinar that can help individuals learn more about advocating for people with disabilities.
Intentional Inclusion for People with Disabilities – A New Year’s Resolution will be held from 10-11 a.m. Jan. 20. The program is free and open to the public. Attendees must first RSVP in advance and then check email for instructions to join the session.
“How confident are you in serving as an ally for individuals living with a disability who are members of military families?” said Rachel Brauner, AgriLife Extension program specialist in College Station. “Disability is a dimension of diversity that is becoming more of a focus for organizations seeking to enhance their inclusive practices.”
This webinar will provide participants with information regarding the definition of disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act; size/scope of this population; etiquette and language tips; what to say/not to say to someone managing a mental health condition; ableism and intersections of disability with other dimensions of diversity; and tips on how to be a visible/effective ally.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Office of Military Family Readiness Policy, U.S. Department of Defense.
The presenter will be Deborah Dagit, president, Deb Dagit Diversity LLC and former chief diversity officer and vice president for Global Diversity and Inclusion-Merck. Dagit joined Merck as their chief diversity officer in June 2001. She has had responsibility for global equal opportunity, employee relations, recruiting and staffing and diversity and inclusion.
The program offers continuing education credits for social workers, licensed professional counselor, licensed marriage and family therapist, case manager and board-certified patient advocates.