Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tips for Creating Inclusive Service Environments- Webinar

Whether you are starting a new program year or are interested in promoting inclusion at an existing program site, please join us to identify strategies and to learn effective practices for including members and volunteers with disabilities.

This interactive webinar will provide you with the fundamentals for creating a welcoming and inclusive service environment. In addition, you will have the opportunity to engage in firsthand dialogue with former members who have disabilities. These members will share their individual experiences in service and what the indicators of a welcoming service environment are for them.

As always, we welcome your questions, success stories and challenges with including individuals with disabilities in national service ahead of the webinar. Please be a part of this presentation and discussion.

Join us on Thursday, August 27, 2009 from 3 PM – 4 PM EST (2 PM Central, 1 PM Mountain, 12 PM Pacific)

Our lead presenters are from the National Service Inclusion Project (NSIP):
Lucy Bayard, Senior Training Coordinator
Jason P. Wheeler, Senior Training Manager

To register for this webinar, please send the following information to on or before Wednesday, August 26th, 2009.

- Name
- Organization
- Email
- Phone
- If you require CART to participate, CART service provides instantaneous translation of the speech text using real-time software. This is an accommodation we provide to participants who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

NOTE: A confirmation email with connection instructions will be sent to all registered participants.

Training Team Members:
Lucy Bayard is the Senior Training Coordinator for the National Service Inclusion Project. Lucy worked as a special education teacher promoting inclusion in schools and as a program coordinator in the public and not-for-profit sectors developing curricula, as well as working with teachers and youth to create inclusive learning environments throughout the community. She received an undergraduate degree in service-learning at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and her Master's degree in Special Education from Lesley University.

Jason P. Wheeler is the Senior Training Manager for the National Service Inclusion Project. For the past 15 years, Jason has been professionally committed to youth leadership and development. Jason's experience was catalyzed by his extensive involvement in National Service programs focused on issues related to education, disability inclusion and social justice. Before joining the NSIP Team, Jason worked extensively with a wide range of people with disabilities in the areas of independent living, access to technology, community involvement, employment, and case management. He has, throughout his life, served as a volunteer and in community service roles. Jason is a graduate trainee of the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Program at Children's Hospital Boston, a graduate level interdisciplinary training for health professionals.


About the National Service Inclusion Project:
The National Service Inclusion Project (NSIP) is a training and technical assistance provider on disability inclusion, under a cooperative agreement (#08TAHMA001) from Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). NSIP partners with the Association on University Centers on Disability, National Council on Independent Living, Association on Higher Education and Disability and National Down Syndrome Congress.

Contact Our Team
Toll-free: 888-491-0326 (voice and TTY)

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