Training Class Details
Class Title: CANCELLED Designing for Disability Justice: Strategies to support youth with identified disabilities beyond accessibility
Class Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2023
Class Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Availability: Employees and Eligible Participants
Available spaces: 11
Class Location: Webinar - refer to the class description section for more information about how to participate.
[ Online ]
[ Online ], CA 94618
Class Trainers: Sonya Benavides
Class Description:

This training offers Cultural Proficiency Development credit for Seneca Employees

Training Summary:
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This training is intended for youth workers who are interested in learning more about strategies for supporting disabled youth, family members, or colleagues. Participants will build a working definition of disability and better understand the social and ecological factors that perpetuate harm on the disabled community. Participants will be introduced to frameworks, resources and strategies that will support them in considering shifts they might make to their own practice to better support the disabled community.


Class Objectives: (what knowledge, ideas or skills will participants explore, learn, and practice during the training)


  • Build a working definition of disability as it relates to equity and accessibility

  • Explore different models of how we define and work with individuals with disabilities

  • Explore the practices that promotes designing for belonging and thriving


How can participants utilize their new skills and knowledge after the training to reinforce their learning?


  • Participants are encouraged to review current policies or practices in their organization from a disability justice perspective and suggest changes as they see fit

  • Participants are encouraged to continue their professional development and incorporate inclusive design principles in the spaces they lead and facilitate