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Participation in any of the trainings below fulfills The Children’s Trust’s Inclusion Training Requirements. For more information, please contact Sarah Coleman at 305-596-1160 or e-mail: scoleman@advocacynetwork.org.

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AN ADMINISTRATOR’S OVERVIEW OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) 

This training is specifically designed for administrators of Trust-funded programs including but not limited to agency, program and site directors. It provides an introductory working knowledge of an agency’s legal requirements under the ADA. Topics include eligibility for enrollment, reasonable accommodations, and policies and procedures. Opportunities for peer learning occurs through sharing experiences, raising questions, and problem-solving real life situations. (3 Hours)

Administrator’s Overview of the ADA – PDF Download

 

COUNT ME IN: DISCOVERING INCLUSION FOR KIDS 

This training teaches staff, through the use of hands-on activities, how to build disability awareness and encourage children to appreciate differences. (3 Hours)

Count Me In – PDF Download

 

DISCOVERING INCLUSION (ONLINE)

This introductory on-line training is appropriate for new program staff, and/or program staff with little or no previous knowledge about youth with disabilities and their inclusion into programs with typically developing peers. The workshop content introduces various types of disabilities, identifies the benefits of inclusion for all, provides information on using People First Language and respectful etiquette, and explores the characteristics of an inclusive program. There is also an opportunity to examine personal beliefs and values. (1 Hour)

This course is a pre-requisite to Discovering Inclusion 2: Beyond Awareness

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Discovering Inclusion – PDF in English

Discovering Inclusion – PDF in Spanish

Discovering Inclusion – PDF in Creole

 

DISCOVERING INCLUSION 2: BEYOND AWARENESS — COMING SOON!

Program staff who took Discovering Inclusion online will learn in-depth information about specific disabilities, and strategies for developing and implementing accommodations and adaptations for each. This targets direct services staff and supervisors working in Youth Development programs serving children in Grades K-5 and 6-12. (3 Hours)

Pre-Requisite: Discovering Inclusion

 

INTRODUCTION TO SUCCESSFUL INCLUSION OF CHILDREN WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER (ASD)

This online course provides program staff with introductory information about Autism Spectrum Disorder including definitions and various ways in which these conditions may manifest. The content also includes information about helping youth meet behavioral expectations, recognizing and accommodating those with sensory sensitivities, assisting youth with fostering social competence, addressing bullying, and ensuring a safe environment. The target audience for this training is direct service program staff and their supervisors.

This course is a prerequisite to Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Part 2

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Intro to Successful Inclusion of Children with ASD – PDF Download

 

SUCCESSFUL INCLUSION OF CHILDREN WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER (ASD): PART 2 — NEW!

Program staff who took Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Part 1 learn how to develop visual schedules, commonly used American Sign Language words, and how to create a sensory friendly environment. Additionally, participants learn about keeping children safe, using Social Stories to prepare students for new social environments and experiences, and how literature can be used to foster acceptance and understanding. (3 Hours)

Pre-Requisite: Introduction to Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Part 2 – PDF Download

 

LET’S PLAY TOGETHER: PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS FOR ADAPTING RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

This training provides participants a hands-on experience learning to adapt indoor and outdoor activities for children and youth with disabilities. Each participant is assigned a specific disability to simulate, and by working together with team members, is challenged to devise accommodations and adaptations that make it possible for everyone to participate. (3 Hours)

Let’s Play Together – PDF Download

 

NAVIGATING COMMUNITY RESOURCES

This training introduces participants to the most commonly needed resources for children and youth with disabilities and the agencies and systems in which they reside. Upon successful completion, those attending will have the tools necessary to direct families to helpful resources, and to advise them on how to navigate the systems of care in which these resources are found. The target audience includes Youth Development program staff, Service Partnership Care Coordinators, and Parent Educators. (2 Hours)

Navigating Community Resources – PDF Download

 

STRUCTURE FOR SUCCESS

This training provides participants with a toolbox of preventative strategies for working with youth with and without disabilities who are experiencing behavioral challenges. Incorporate the seven needs that youth exhibit (attention-seeking, avoiding failure, expressing anger, boredom, etc.) and methods of meeting their needs though positive, preventative approaches. (3 Hours)

Structure for Success – PDF Download

 

CREATING A WELCOMING ENVIRONMENT

Problem solving based learning workshop focusing on the application of specific accommodation and adaptation strategies. Through individual case studies, participants learn to successfully adapt activities and materials to include all learners. Additionally, staff will leave the workshop with an application level knowledge of peer support activities. (3 Hours)

Creating a Welcoming Environment – PDF Download

 


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