San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
DLNH is a local leadership & advocacy training program for individuals with disabilities, their family members and community members who are interested in learning more about disability issues. Participants will improve their self-advocacy, public policy advocacy and leadership skills by being introduced to the history/philosophy of the disability rights movement and principles of self-determination. Individuals have a chance to develop and practice necessary self-advocacy skills, as well as learn strategies to access services & supports. Members of the class will make connections with other community members in order to create change by advocating for policies and procedures that promote people having control over their own lives and the inclusion of people with disabilities in our communities.
Trainings held on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
February 18, March 25, April 22 and May 13
Council on Recovery – 303 Jackson Hill Street – Houston - 77007
$100 for community members and professionals (includes all 4 sessions)
CEUs (no ethics) available for social workers (3.5 hours per training session)
History of the Disability Movement, People First Language
& Person Centered Thinking - Laura Buckner, UT Center for Disability Studies
The importance of Inclusive Education & Communities – Kathie Snow, Disability Is Natural
How to make Inclusive Education Work – Shiloh Carter, Disability Rights TX
Employment First – Norine Jaloway Gill, Imagine Enterprises
Self Determination and Employment - Ricky Broussard, Imagine Enterprises and
James & Renee Parker, Shredding on the Go
Supported Decision Making & Alternatives to Guardianship – Dustin Rynders, Disability Rights TX
Learning how to Advocate by Sharing Your Story - Amy and Linda Litzinger, Texas Parent to Parent
Resilience and Strengths: The Importance of Building the Circle of Trust – Family Services of Greater Houston
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We are a parent organization dedicated to Success for Children with Disabilities. We help families with children with disabilities by providing information, referral, training & support as families navigate the medical, social service & education systems. By empowering families with knowledge, their children can graduate and work, continue education after HS, or live as independently as possible. When families can create a clear vision for their children's future - Success is possible.