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A workshop for librarians, educators, & caregivers working with people who have disabilities

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Join us virtually for our 6th biennial accessibility workshop! #AdaptiveUmbrella20

We understand attending a daylong virtual event can be exhausting, which is why we encourage you to think of this as a virtual workshop “menu.” There are no separate Zoom logins and capacity has been extended for the day, so feel free to jump on and off as you are able to or stay with us for the whole fantastic day to interact with speakers and attendees! We will also be recording some sessions and sharing with registered attendees after to view when you are able to.


Keynote speaker:

Morénike Giwa Onaiwu, EdD(c); MA (10 - 11:30 am)

Autism self-advocate, speaker, educator, author, researcher, mom

"Forged by Fire: The Intersections of Race, Disability, and Gender"

(Break 11:30 - 11:45 am)

Disability Advocacy Panel (11:45 am - 12:45 pm)

Teen with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and caregiver

Young adult with schizophrenia and caregiver

Adult with intellectual disability and caregiver

Interactive discussion with disability self-advocates & caregivers

(Virtual Lunch Break 12:45 - 1:15 pm)

Ashley Grady, Senior Program Specialist (1:15 - 2:15 pm)

Access Smithsonian, Smithsonian Institution

Sensory-Friendly Programming & Services for Families

(Break 2:15 - 2:30 pm)

Glenna Godinsky, Life Enrichment Liaison (2:30 - 3:30 pm)

Gail Borden Public Library District, IL

Dementia-Friendly Programming & Services for Adults

Jen Taggart , Ed Niemchak, Caroline Braden, and Attendees (3:30 - 4:30 pm)

Bloomfield Township Public Library, The Henry Ford Museum, and various cultural organizations

Adaptive Virtual Programs: An Interactive Discussion and Tips Share

***We will be providing Closed Captioning for all workshop sessions, and transcripts will be provided after. Please let us know if you require additional accommodations by emailing or calling 248-642-5800.

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