Disability Equality & Invisible Disabilities Awareness Training , Gunwharf Quays, Thursday, 21. March 2019

This training event is organised in 2 parts, starting with Disability Equality Training Disability Equality training gives participants from various establishments, the chance to see disability as a human rights issue, which is based on the ideas of the ‘Social Model.’ This means that the training explores the various barriers that people with disabilities **** and encourages participants to think about what can be done to remove these barriers. This is carried out through various methods, for example, group work, activities and discussions.
Objectives

Understand where attitudes come from and how they have changed over time
Highlight the importance and value of the ‘Social Model’ 
Be aware of respectful language and etiquette 
Create a more inclusive environment for staff, clients, volunteers, pupils etc 

Training Methods

PowerPoint presentation 
Group Activities 
Quizzes
Video ‘Talk’
Discussions

The second part of the day is all about invisible impairment:
Toucan Diversity facilitates Invisible Disability Awareness Training. Our trainer shares his own experiences of having multiple invisible impairments and the strategies he has developed, this has, therefore, helped him with everyday tasks and situations.
Objectives: 

Discuss and examine types of Invisible disabilities. 
Compare statistics of invisible and other disabilities to highlight their frequency. 
Discuss own impairments, and how they affect everyday life. 
Discuss and examine effective means of supporting a friend or colleague with an invisible disability.

Outcomes:

Participants gain a greater understanding of what constitutes an Invisible disability. 
Participants gain a better understanding of the law in relation to how it protects individuals with invisible disabilities.
To achieve a greater understanding of how invisible disabilities can impact upon an individual’s life and that of their family/friends/colleagues.
To support attendees in gaining the skills to better support people with unseen disabilities.


All participants will be awarded a certificate of attendance.

Thursday, 21. March 2019, Gunwharf Quays, Disability Equality & Invisible Disabilities Awareness Training

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