Participation in any of the trainings below fulfills The Children’s Trust’s Inclusion Training Requirements. For more information, please contact The Advocacy Network On Disabilities at 305-596-1160.
An Administrator’s Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA)
Administrators, as well as site and program managers of Trust-funded programs directors will gain a 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)
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)
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)
Discovering Inclusion (Online)
For new staff, and/or those with little or no previous knowledge about youth with disabilities. This workshop introduces various types of disabilities, identifies the characteristics and benefits of an inclusive program, and provides information on using People First Language and respectful etiquette.
This course is a pre-requisite to Discovering Inclusion 2: Beyond Awareness
Discovering Inclusion 2: Beyond Awareness
Program staff who passed the Discovering Inclusion training on line 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
NEW! Inclusion: Virtual Peer Learning Groups:
Join other Youth Development Directors, Supervisors, and Site Managers to share successes and challenges for including children with disabilities – as we are all brainstorming how to best serve children remotely. The goal is to provide an opportunity to exchange knowledge and learn from one another.
Introduction to Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
What is Autism Spectrum Disorder? Learn how to help children meet behavioral expectations, recognize and accommodate those with sensory sensitivities, foster social competence, address bullying, and ensure a safe environment.
This course is a prerequisite to Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Part 2
Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Part 2
If you passed Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)-Part 1, online, then you are ready to experience visual schedules, practice American Sign Language and create and tell Social Stories.
Pre-Requisite: Introduction to Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Part 1 (3 hours)
Let’s Play Together: Practical Solutions for Adapting Recreatinal Activities
Join us for a hands-on experience learning to adapt indoor and outdoor activities for children and youth with disabilities. Participants are assigned a specific disability to simulate, and by working together with team members, are challenged to create accommodations and adaptations so everyone can participate. (3 Hours)
Navigating Community Resources (Available Online)
Want to learn about the tools necessary for directing families to helpful resources? Want to help them navigate systems of care? This training will introduce you to commonly needed resources for children and youth with disabilities. The target audience includes Service Partnership Care Coordinators, Parent Educators, and Youth Development program staff. (2 Hours)
Structure for Success
SUCCESS Participants will develop a toolbox of preventative strategies for working with youth with and without disabilities who are experiencing behavioral challenges. Learn the seven needs that youth exhibit (attention-seeking, avoiding failure, expressing anger, boredom,etc.) and methods of meeting their needs through positive, preventative approaches. (3 Hours)
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