Disability Etiquette Workshop

Course Overview 

This informative and interactive one day workshop explores the issues surrounding Disability Etiquette and provides delegates with an opportunity to challenge stereotypes and discrimination in a safe and fun environment.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

  •  Develop a greater understanding of what Disability Equality means;
  •  Understand different types of disabilities;
  •  Challenge the stereotypes that still over shadow disabled people;
  •  Identify positive and respectful language;
  •  Develop confidence in interacting with and offering support to disabled people;
  •  Understand corporate responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010
We understand that there are questions you’d like to ask but may be afraid to for fear of offending. Rest assured, Aideen has thick skin,  welcomes all questions and is happy to share personal experiences in order to help your understanding.

Additional Information

Depending on the duration of the course, it will cover some or all of the following areas:

The Equality Act 2010

Responsibilities to disabled people under the act including need for reasonable adjustments (Using case studies to illustrate).

Types of Disability
Understanding different types of disability, causes and effects on individuals. Exploring stereotypes and myths.

Language and Communication
Identifying respectful language when talking about disability and communicating with disabled people. (Using case studies to illustrate).

Offering and providing support to disabled people
How to offer support and the best ways to approach supporting disabled people.

Supporting disabled employees
How to identify disability in the workplace / encourage disclosure
Best practice in supporting disabled colleagues and managing issues

Hate crime and Bullying
Defining and recognizing hate crime and bullying. How to deal with such situations

All delegates will receive a Learning Pack and an attendance certificate.

What people say about this course:

“Great examples of subtle discrimination. . . Aideen’s forthright honesty and anecdotes from personal experience (were the best aspect)

“The presenter was humorous and made the subject entertaining . . . there wasn’t enough time”

“An authentic voice and I was challenged to re-revaluate how I actually interact with disabled people.”

 

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