Schedule Training for Your Organization
The Independence Center’s Community Organizing department is pleased to offer a variety of training courses related to working with people with disabilities. With close to 20% of the U.S. population identifying as having a disability, familiarizing yourself with, and building inclusive policies for your organization is essential. Training courses can be provided here at The Independence Center, or at your place of business at no charge. Below, you can find a list of the training courses available. If you would like to schedule a training, fill out the contact form below and select the courses that you are interested in.
Disability Awareness: A 1-hour workshop intended as a basic introduction into disability awareness, etiquette, and the philosophy of living well with a disability (can be modified for time based on requests). Click here to download our disability awareness brochure.
Service and Assistance Animals: What rights does a person with a disability have when accompanied by an assistance animal? This presentation covers types of assistance animals and laws protecting the rights of those using them. If you would like to learn more about service animals, visit our service animals page.
Advocacy 1: Assertive Communication: 4-hour workshop to help you explore your communication skills and to help you learn to be more assertive
Advocacy 2: Self-Advocacy: This training focuses on building skills on how to represent oneself, one’s views or interests. You will learn different ways of communicating your needs and making decisions about what support is needed to self-advocate.
Advocacy 3: Community Organizing: Learn how to make positive change in your community through identifying and developing leaders; building cohesive groups, effectively leveraging power, and creating robust strategic actions.
Emergency Preparedness – Awareness: 1-2 hour long presentation to bring awareness towards the importance of Emergency Preparedness and to provide individuals with emergency preparedness resources, tools and information to get emergency prepared
Emergency Preparedness – Workbook Training: 1-2 hour workshop training on how to fill out personal Emergency Preparedness Workbooks
Emergency Preparedness – Psychological First Aid Training (Brief): 90 minute training: Psychological First Aid is an evidence-informed approach to help everyone, including responders and receivers, public and behavioral health professionals, community members and families in the immediate aftermath of disasters and terrorism.
Emergency Preparedness – Psychological First Aid Training (Plus): 4-6 or 8 hour training: Psychological First Aid is an evidence-informed approach to help everyone, including responders and receivers, public and behavioral health professionals, community members and families in the immediate aftermath of disasters and terrorism.